Rub-a-Dub with Goods from Naples Soap Co.

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Naples Soap Company in Fishermen's Village, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Naples Soap Company in Fishermen's Village, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Last night I wandered down to Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, Fla., to snap photos of holiday lights. You’ll have to wait for Wednesday to see some snapshots but you don’t have to wait to learn about Naples Soap Company at the Village.

As the clerk described it, Naples Soap Company is “a candy store for the senses” with all the luscious aromas and vibrant colors. I added, “but without the calories.”

Slabs of handmade chunky soap emitting scents as cherry and almond and strawberry shortcake smell as though they should be edible. But don’t be fooled, the soap is meant to clean the body as the clerk recounted a story about a visitor who really wanted to taste the soap. Although advised against it, he did. The verdict? The soaps don’t taste as good as they smell, as it should be.

Products are made from natural and/or organic ingredients and essential oils provide the powerful scents.

Bath Bombs at Naples Soap Company, Fishermen's Village, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Bath Bombs at Naples Soap Company, Fishermen's Village, Punta Gorda, Fla.

In addition to soap the Naples Soap Company sells other bath-related items as bath bombs (they fizz in the water), bath accessories and shampoo bars. I picked up a cantaloupe scented shampoo bar thinking it would be great for traveling – since it’s a solid and not in a liquid format.

I was a bit skeptical if it would work but I’m happy to say it really lathered up, my hair felt clean and was really soft afterward. Yup, the shampoo bar is a keeper.

Bar Shampoo at Naples Soap Company, Fishermen's Village, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Shampoo Bars at Naples Soap Company, Fishermen's Village, Punta Gorda, Fla.

I ended up picking up several items as Christmas gifts and hope they’ll be appreciated. If not, I’d be happy to take them and give them a good home in my bathroom.

The original Naples Soap Company shop is in Naples with additional shops in Fort Myers and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Naples Soap Company
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, Fla. 33950
Tel: (941) 916-9260
www.naplessoapcompany.com

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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