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The words organic beauty may conjure images of avocado hair masks and yogurt facials, but an au naturel beauty routine can be surprisingly chic. Case in point is this spotless little shop on the first floor of the Limelight Marketplace. The shelves along the back wall hold olive-oil-infused lotions ($25), soy candles that melt into massage oils ($26) and luscious walnut body-polishing scrubs ($35), all made from natural and organic ingredients. Before you buy the gentle liquid shower gels ($21) and thick slices of colorful soap that are cut to order ($6–$7), test them out in the large porcelain sink. If the scents, such as masculine tobacco, sweet caramel and refreshing verbena-ginger, don’t strike your fancy, you can mix your own combo of fragrances from the store’s stash of essential oils (options include purple sage, bonfire and English cucumber) at no additional cost.
Venue name: Soapology
Address: 656 Sixth Ave
New York

Cross street: at 20th St
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–8pm
Transport: Subway: F, M to 23rd St (Sixth Ave)
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