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Three Sisters Apothecary by Soap Cauldron

If fussy holiday soaps aren't your thing—you know, turkey-shaped pieces in the guest bathroom—then check out the Soap Cauldron's Three Sisters Apothecary seasonal line. Here, nods to the season are subtle, relying on aromatic instead of visual cues. With its spicy-sweet scent, the heady Black Licorice and Vanilla Soap is meant to evoke a “change in the seasons.” Similarly, the Harvest Pumpkin & Cinnamon Bar Soap, rich with the smell of honey, cinnamon and ginger, brings to mind a fresh pie, straight from the oven. Handcrafted with plant oils and shea butter, these soaps are moisturizing, not twee. That's a good thing. The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based line also includes body butters and lip soothers, all priced less than $10. They are available locally at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op (1900 Alhambra Boulevard) and online.