Leeds, United Kingdom
June 20, 2002
I'll admit that the Soap Box doesn't sound the most fascinating of tourist venues. On the face of it this is a place where you go to buy products which make you clean, perhaps more of a human necessity than a fun place to go.
The Soap Box does sell more different kinds of soap, shampoo, moisturiser, exfoliator and lip balm than you could ever possibly imagine, but the really great thing isn't it's stock of soap - the really great thing comes when you start to make your own.
You can make vanilla flavoured shampoo, heather flavoured bubble bath, orange flavoured conditioner, and over a hundred other flavours that combine with a base product to make your own personal range of products. Add to that the thousands of other smells that can be produced using combinations of flavours, and you end up with a range that goes from pure soap at one end to Hazelnut flavoured German Chocolate Cake conditioner at the other, all at a price less than you would pay for over-the-counter products.
From journal Summer in Seattle