"Shampoo candies" are great
for traveling and can be used
fragrance pouches as well
for washing hair.
River's Handmade Soap
558, FuXing Rd, Xitun Dist (inside shopping plaza); (04) 2452-0961
Hours: 5-10 pm
Credit cards accepted.
Handmade soaps are increasingly popular and the owner here, a professional illustrator, started creating handmade soaps out of interest. The small 10-square-meter shop displays all sorts of cute handmade soaps made with dragon fruit, okra and aloe as a vegetable base with transparent fruit jelly and extreme moisturizing characteristics, helping to refresh and soften the skin and allowing the pores to breath. Cold pressed soaps maintain natural herbal oils and are ideal for dry, oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin, with different ingredients serving different functions. Soap is sold by weight (NT$3 per gram) and comes in various sizes.
Left: Award-winning coffee from neighboring D.M.
Cafe is mixed with okra water to create this
moisturizing soap, which exudes coffee aromas
and refreshes the skin.
Right: Chinese mesona magic soap can be used to remove
both makeup and sweat stains.