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Find of the Month: Latika


I have two rules when it comes to bathtime (or showertime, as it were). One, it should truly be treated as an oasis. Taking an extra minute to really enjoy the hot water or scent of your favourite bath product can give you a serious pick-me-up when heading into another day, or help you unwind before bedtime. It is so totally worth it to invest in some fun soaps, deliciously scented shampoos and conditioners, fluffy bubble baths, and products designed to nourish and exfoliate your skin.

Of course, my second rule is you should really try and incorporate natural products where you can. Your skin absorbs up to 80% of what you put onto it, which means harsh (and scary) petrochemicals can end up in your bloodstream and potentially lead to more serious health complications down the road.

Luckily, December’s fabulous Find of the Month ticks both of those boxes. Latika (meaning ‘little plant’) is a Texan company (that caters to Canadians, no fear) that produces handmade bath treats with natural ingredients. The twist? For one, their soaps in particular come in a crazy range of shapes and scents, to make bathtime about ten times more fun and gifting super crazy easy for loved ones of any age.  I’ve highlighted some of my fave picks from their collection as well as some fun insights on this fantastic brand.

Latika Fancy Mustache Soap
Fancy Mustache Set – $6.79
One of the best parts about shopping at Latika is their suitability for stocking stuffers. Their fun-shaped soaps work equally well for your hipster brother or your favourite niece or nephew. Take for example, this trio of moustachioed soaps, which would make for a cute bubble bath photo op with the kiddies, or a wry commentary on your favourite guy’s commitment to Movember. Slightly more geared towards men, each of these soaps has a unique scent – Smoked Firewood, Vanilla Bean and Agadir Nights.

Latika Lump of Coal Soap
Lump of Coal – $7.49
Another awesome stocking stuffer (or bargain Secret Santa) pick is the classic ‘Lump of Coal’ for all the naughty ones on your gift list. What really rounds this out compared to your typical bath product gift is the cute burlap sack it comes housed in that basically eliminates the need to wrap it. Inside, your lucky friend or family member will find a few hunks of firewood-scented ‘coal’ which actually contains real activated charcoal; an extremely absorbent ingredient that’ll give you a deeper clean.

Latika Ice Pop Soaps
Ice Pop – $5.99 each
I have an odd fixation with things that look like ice lollipops – something about them just instantly taps into my inner psyche to be like “REFRESHING!” Such is the case with these translucent soapy ice pops in three shockingly realistic varieties and scents: from the creamy notes of Neapolitan ice cream to the invigorating (and exfoliating power) of Watermelon to the summery Rocket-pop inspired Red White and Blue offering. A cute choice to stuff in your kid’s stocking, as long as they don’t accidentally bite it!

Latika Macaron Soap
Paris Is Always A Good Idea – $18
In lieu of bringing a sweet treat that’ll hurt the host’s waistline, why not give her something inspired by a decadent dessert? Latika’s French macaron-shaped soaps are so realistic looking, you’ll be hard-pressed not to munch on them. Created in collaboration with an actual macaron pastry chef, this trio of treats comes in a ready-to-gift cellophane package, including a cute bow. Suggest arranging them in a vintage dish in the bathroom for compliments on the fresh clean scent and cute presentation for the entirety of your friend’s special event.

Latika Milk & HoneyOatmeal, Milk & Honey Collection – From $3.99
I’d be remiss not to mention that Latika Soap is more than just fun-shaped soaps. In fact, they have several collections of full bath and body care products in scents like Lavender & Sage and Ocean Breeze. My personal favourite however, is the breakfast-inspired Oatmeal, Milk & Honey line that is somehow both soothing and upbeat at the same time. From fizzy bath bombs to uber gentle soaps to soothing lotions to an exfoliating lip scrub, once you lock into this smell, you can apply it to nearly every inch of your body. Not sure where to start? Check out one of the honey-infused sets for easy gifting options.

Latika Bath SoakHerbal Bath Tea – $15.99
This is definitely one of the neatest tub innovations I’ve seen in some time. The idea is to take that hot water you’re soaking in and literally turn it into a ‘tea’. You can either ‘steep’ this herbal concoction directly in your both or in a bowl of boiling water that you simply add to the bath. Either way, the aromatic results are absolutely heavenly as the sweet smells of Chamomile, Lavender, Spearmint, Rosemary and Juniper intermingle. If you’ve ever felt truly soothed by a cup of tea and wanted to dive right in, this is the way to do it. Makes a splendid stocking stuffer or unexpected hostess pick.

Lip Scrub KitLip Scrub Kit – $15.99
I discovered the joys of lip scrubs last year and I must say – they are a total must-have for our Canadian winters. Made from a natural blend of oils, butters and sugar, all you have to do is gently rub your lips with the scrub and then, if you choose, lick off the remaining sugar. This cute kit includes both a scrub and lip balm so you can keep your pout properly moisturized between exfoliation sessions. Not a fan of touching your mouth directly? It also comes with a wooden spatula for easy application. And with 10 scrumptious flavours to choose from, you can easily buy multiple kits and divide them amongst your daughters or best friends. Having given the delicious Cafe Latte scrub myself, don’t be surprised if you end up hanging onto a set for yourself.

Holiday Soap Gift BoxHoliday Gift Soap Box – $34.99
Let’s end things on a festive note shall we? For the record, Latika does make a pretty extensive line of regular ol’ block soaps as well. Of course, it’s hard to call them ordinary when they feature exfoliating beads, metallic shimmers, and unique scents like Apple Pie and Guava and Goji Berry. This lovely six-pack of Oatmeal & Honey soap comes packaged in a ready-to-gift pistachio green box, and features seasonally appropriate shapes for a perfect hostess or houseguest pick. It’s a little more formal than a standalone bar of soap when gifted as a set, but you can also snag it and split up the soaps amongst guests at a holiday gift exchange or dole them out to your fave coworkers.

Latika Soap
This really was another one of those posts that I struggled with because I wanted to make sure I was representing all of the wonderful products Latika has. While I definitely didn’t cover every last bath goodie they carry, hopefully this ‘wets’ your appetite enough to take a dive into their site and peruse their full line-up. They’re truly a fantastic resource for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, Secret Santa swaps, gorgeous gift sets and more – with relatively affordable prices and totally reasonable Canadian shipping rates, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be snapping up some goods for your loved ones this holiday season. Especially because, for any of you that have clicked through the links above, you may have noticed some awesome sale prices; prices that’ll be in effect until the end of this month!

Oh yes, and did I mention? Two winners are each going to take home a $150 prize package of goodies from Latika! If you’d like to scrub up and stay clean for the year, here’s how to enter:

1) Visit Latika and leave a comment below with a link back to your favourite item on the Latika site until December 31st.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around January 1st, 2014 to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Five ways to score ’em:

Follow Latika on Facebook and leave a comment (with a link back to your comment below)- Follow Latika on Pinterest and repin one of their pins (with a link back to your repin below)
Follow Latika on Instagram, like one of their photos (with a link back to the photo you’ve liked below)
Tweet about this contest with the hashtag #latikasoapcgg (link to your Tweet below)
Create a Facebook post about this contest on your own feed with the hashtag #latikasoapcgg (link to your post below)

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138 Responses to “Find of the Month: Latika”
  1. Kimberley says:

    The Pamper Me gift box is my favorite item. So many lovely products in one box. http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gifts/Pamper%20Me%20Box/

  2. Julie G. says:

    I think the Sea Glass Soap is really cool. I like to collect seaglass, guess that’s why I find this item appealing.

  3. I love all bath products. I am a human mermaid 🙂 I really like the Lavender Mineral Salts. Here is the link. http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gift%20Sets/Milk%20&%20Honey%20set/

  4. Erin W says:

    I love this camera soap, so many people I could give this too!
    http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Party%20favors/Dslr%20Camera%20/

  5. Britt, legit am picking up one of these for a hostess gift who has a weakness for sweet treats (but can’t eat them at the moment due to some health issues). The macaroon set is perfect, thanks!

  6. I like the ducky baby shower favors

  7. Cairine says:

    The Ocean Breeze Luxury Body Wash sounds good to me! http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Ocean%20Breeze/Shower%20Gel/

  8. beewbedard says:

  9. beewbedard says:

    like them on pinterest and pinned

  10. Emilia says:

  11. Emily Andrews says:

    http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gifts/cupcake%20box/

    I love anything cupcake related 🙂

  12. i love the Holiday gift soap collection

  13. I follow on pinterst and pinned

  14. I follow on instagram and liked this picture

    I'm in love.. @nothingbutapigeon #bluegenie

    A post shared by Mazzi Peled (@latikasoap) on

  15. Lisa says:

    Followed && Commented on FB

  16. Garry D says:

    Would love to win these bath treats: http://www.latikasoap.com/Gifts/Bath%20Treats/ for my wife

  17. Love the Milk and Honey Natural soap! http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/The%20Bakary_1/Strawberry_1/
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  18. I follow Latika on Pinterest and repinned

    (rebthecatsitter)

  19. I tweeted

  20. silverneon2000 says:

    I like the http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gifts/Honey%20Deluxe/

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  21. silverneon2000 says:

    Tweeted

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  22. Pam says:

    very cute soaps. The popsicles look fun

  23. Kim Tanti says:

    I think the oatmeal and honey would be great for dry winter skin. It was hard to pick one they all look great. Thank You

  24. Rekha says:

    Since I love lavender, this one is a no-brainer: http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gifts/Lavender%20Deluxe/ the Lavender Deluxe set. mmmm

  25. Natalie SQ says:

    Ouuu so much to choose from. I would most want to try http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Bath%20&%20Body/Bath%20soak/Herbal%20bath%20tea/ the TEA!

  26. vesper1931 says:

    the Shea butter & Aloe Lotion

    http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gift%20Sets/Chocoholic%20Gift%20set/

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

  27. vesper1931 says:

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

  28. Joan G says:

    I’d like to get the Herbal Bath Tea for my daughter – she has dry skin and this might be the product she needs.

    http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Bath%20&%20Body/Bath%20soak/Herbal%20bath%20tea/

  29. Edmond says:

    The Pamper me gift box. http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gifts/Pamper%20Me%20Box/
    Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. 😦 Starving artist here desperately needs the prize to be well, and feel alive and inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generousity.

  30. omgitschelsea says:

    I love the lump of coal soap: http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Party%20favors/Holiday%20Category/Lump%20of%20Coal/
    I would LOVE to give some of those for Xmas, hilarious!!
    email: chelsea@oliveandivyblog.com

  31. Andrea K says:

    This looks terrific! I’m not really a bath girl…I’m not the best at sitting still, but I sure to indulge in my shower time! http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/The%20Bakary_1/Strawberry_1/

  32. raven says:

    I love bath bombshttp://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Bath%20&%20Body/Bath%20Bomb%20Fizzy/Bath%20Mix/

  33. Silvia D says:

    http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gifts/Deluxe%20Bath%20Set/

    the Deluxe Bath Gift set is what i like most

  34. Victoria Ess says:

    The cupcake gift set is something I’d like to try!

    http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gifts/cupcake%20box/

  35. nicolthepickle says:

    I really, really like these ducky baby shower favours. http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Party%20Favors_1/Ducky%20baby%20shower/

  36. nicolthepickle says:


    Fb comment

  37. nicolthepickle says:

    Pinned

  38. nicolthepickle says:

  39. Beatrice Lawson says:

    The cupcake box is awesome, would love to receive or gift it.

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  43. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love natural soap. The Apple Pie soap sounds nice: http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Bar%20Soap/Hot%20apple%20pie/

  44. Shirano says:

    The cupcake soaps are incredibly cute. They would make nice loot prizes for a birthday party.

  45. beach650 says:

    The Queen Bee soap sounds like it would smell amazing.

  46. Jess says:

    My favorite item would have to be the Sea Glass Soap! 😉

    http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Ocean%20Breeze/Sea%20Glass%20Soap_1/

  47. Colleen M. says:

    http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Party%20Favors_1/Buttons/10%20Buttons/ These button soaps are cute as a button and I would love to give them to my boyfriend’s mother!!!

  48. Lorraine says:

    The “Pamper Me” gift box

  49. Julia H says:

    My favourite is the Lavender and Sage Shea Butter and Aloe Lotion http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gift%20Sets/Chocoholic%20Gift%20set/

  50. veRONIca says:

    Haha love their slogan “Life is short, take a bath” Amen!

    The Mango Fever soap (http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Bar%20Soap/Mango%20Fever/) looks cool!

  51. Brenda Penton says:

    I love the Lump of Coal soap http://www.latikasoap.com/Party%20favors/Holiday%20Category/Lump%20of%20Coal/ I think it is so cute and would be perfect to trick the kids 🙂

  52. Erin McSweeney says:

    I would love the try the sea salt, it would feel great on the skin.
    http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Ocean%20Breeze/Sea%20Salt%20Scrub/

  53. KellyPC says:

    So many awesome designs! Love them all but my fav is the Ice Pop soap! http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Party%20favors/Ice%20Pop/

  54. Stephen K says:

    would like to try the Milk and HOney Body Lotion http://www.latikasoap.com/The%20Bakary_1/Red,%20White%20&%20Blue/

  55. Stephen K says:

    Following -https://www.facebook.com/latikasoap/posts/713677785311722

  56. Stephen K says:

  57. May says:

  58. Donnas says:

    Pinterest follower as Dawnalees

  59. stsjenn says:

    I’d love to try all of the honey products so the Honey Deluxe Gift Box is what caught my eye. http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/Gifts/Honey%20Deluxe/

  60. Lori P says:

    The Lavender Deluxe Gift Box is my favourite item (among many favourites). Great selection of products which is sure to please even the most difficult-to-buy-for gift recipient.

  61. Toks W says:

    I love spoiling myself and this sounds like the ultimate pampering: http://www.latikasoap.com/shop/The%20Bakary_1/Chocolate/

  62. Emilia says:

    In the 10 for $10 Stockpile Lifesaver Edition I would like to have are the instapic mini frames and the Cheers for Deers Beverage Sleeves

  63. Emilia says:

    The Electric Griddle, DEWALT portable charger radio, Gel skins and the Gem Picnic Cooler Bag CBC were my favourites

  64. 3angels3 says:

    Tweeted

  65. Diane says:

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