We all know what cleanliness is next to.
Hand in Hand Soap
What: This is what happiness smells like. The delightfully packaged, Vermont-made, fair trade, and triple-milled shea butter cleanser ($16 for a two-pack) is lightly scented with orange blossom.
Why: For every bar bought, one is donated to those in need to reduce water-related deaths, and 50 square feet of rain forest in Southeast Asia is saved.
Where: Online at handinhandsoap.com.
What: Swedish rolled treats so shiny and polished it seems a crime to tarnish them with teeth and lips.
Why: Let the new Four Elements collection ($36 for twelve) keep you balanced, or make your trip to the confessional worthwhile with the Seven Deadly Sins ($72 for 24), including lust (passion fruit and chili) and greed (champagne and strawberries).
Where: Online at fikanyc.com.
Inside and Out Project
What: A global arts and crafts project that will transform a digitally uploaded self-portrait into a life-size work of art. You upload, wait to receive your poster in the mail, then paste it up for the world to see.
Why: Being your own Banksy has never been this much fun.
Where: Online at insideoutproject.net.
What: All the necessary eccentricities in one place. The NYC-based shop brings its quirky blend of jewelry, ceramics, knickknacks, candles, and tools to the World Wide Web.
Why: Palo Santo wood incense (which cures hangovers), painted porcelain skulls, leather dream catchers, and more.
Where: Online at loveadorned.com.
What: Durable, cheeky, and colorful notebooks ($12 each) perfect for everything from grocery lists to quick sketches.
Why: The company donates $1 from each Pink book sale to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Where: Online at maybooks.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Hand in Hand