Salt Cellar, Commercial Alley, Portsmouth, N.H.
Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, Portland and Bath, Maine
Fields of Ambrosia, North Conway, N.H.
Newport Sea Foam Trading Co., Thames St., Newport, R.I.

Call on Bath Shops in Scenic Shopping Towns to Help You Wash Up during the Coronavirus Outbreak

On West Main St. in Wickford, Rhode Island, Lori Lyons of Beauty and the Bath is hard at work fulfilling your online orders for much needed soap and dry skin lotions during this difficult time for us and our families. Many shop owners are keeping customers informed on hours and shopping services via social media, especially Instagram and Facebook. Messaging in Facebook, and even virtual shopping appointments are ways small business owners are helping customers and keeping their doors open. Why not order ahead for soap, and a few items for the Easter baskets, and have shops like hers and (More)

Beauty and the Bath, bath bombs and bath products, Wickford, R.I.

others ship your items if you can afford to do so! Practice safe package handling by letting the boxes sit for a safe amount of time then wiping them off with alcohol wipes or a spray (check CDC, Centers for Disease Control guidelines as research evolves on how the virus spreads on objects and how long packages should sit). If you enjoy shopping at these small local shops in your area, or in your favorite vacation spots, then support them now if you can. When this is all over we will still be able to enjoy these wonderful little shops. You can get excellent service and high quality products.


To encourage your patronage, some are offering free shipping for a certain amount spent. There are discounts on solid and liquid soaps and special discounts for first time customers. Some are manufacturers as well as retailers. Some are retailers putting together a collection of soap products from several makers. There are allergen free, handcrafted, organically made, eczema sensitive, seasonally themed and delightfully pretty, creative and aromatic soaps.


We've put together a list of shops that offer high quality, colorful and useful soaps, and are currently operational for online shopping, shipping and sometimes curb side pick up. Here are the ones we've identified so far: Shore Soap Company and Newport Sea Foam in Newport, Soak and Shoreline and Plum Island Soap Co. in Newburyport, La Provence in Rockport, Artemisia Botanicals in Salem, Fields of Ambrosia and Soyfire Candle Bath & Body in North Conway, Portsmouth Soap Company and Salt Cellar in Portsmouth, N.H., Windham Flowers in Brattleboro, Vt., Moe Soap in Kennebunkport, Maine Island Soap in Ellsworth, Maine, Main Street Soap Emporium and Naturali in Mystic, Simply Natural in Narragansett Pier, Salt Cellar in Portsmouth, N.H., Portland, Maine and Newburyport, Mass., Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine in the towns of Portland and Bath, We Fill Good in Kittery, Maine, Grove and Main in Peterborough, N.H., The Peyton Company in Warren, R.I. and Island Mist Natural Bath & Body on Block Island, R.I. In Brattleboro, Vt., the Brattleboro Food Coop does not have shipping but has local curb side pickup, for their soap brands: Suki, Dr. Bronner's castile soap, Alaffia African Black Soap, Tom's of Maine, and Weleda.


Check that the shop you choose is still offering their products since things can change daily. These shops post often on Facebook and Instagram. Practice safe handling of packages, and social distancing during curbside pickup. Then enjoy your new soap and keep your hands clean! A soothing bath might be in order as well. Thank you to these shops for helping out in their own way during this time.


-M.A. Barrett (March, 2020)




Grove and Main Antiques, Main St., Peterborough, N.H.
Newport Sea Foam Trading soaps and bath products, Lower Thames St., Newport, R.I.
Simply Natural, Narragansett Pier, R.I.
Beauty and the Bath, soap display, Wickford, R.I.
Beauty and the Bath, Crabtree and Evelyn display, Wickford, R.I.
Beauty and the Bath, West Main St., Wickford, R.I.