My criteria for bath and body products are as follows (in no particular order): soothing and moisturizing, nicely scented, economical, effective (when there’s a claim involved) and fun to use is a bonus. Borne from a personal experiment making Vitamin C serum, Candessence fits that bill. The young company has blossomed and now also offers an extensive range of handcrafted products in every fragrance combination imaginable, like Fizzy Bath Bombs scented with frankincense, myrrh, juniper berry and sandalwood. I usually like to save fragrant items like these for during my morning routine so I smell nice all day long. However, the other night after a long day I decided to bathe with the Oatmeal Honey Soap, also containing goat milk, frankincense, myrrh and vanilla. I’m so glad I did! The scent was so relaxing and smelled wonderful as I fell asleep. The Encore Lotion makes my hands feel like satin. For soft hands on the go, I also carry the body butter around with me in my purse, and use it almost every day. Find handmade lotions, soaps and more at candessence.com.