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Super Scents

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Heather Albrecht has a nose — and that’s a good thing when you work with scents. The fragrances of her line of soaps, balms, scrubs and mists are light, clean, fresh and lasting. “We use the Lavender Vanilla Scent Mist all over the house as an air freshener. I love falling asleep and smelling that on my pillow — it’s a great linen spray and our sheets get a generous spritz when I make the beds,” says Albrecht, founder and creator of Honestly Simple Soaps in White River Junction, Vt.

My personal favorite is the Lemongrass line, pictured here. Albrect says that it is a best seller in the spring, as is Mojito in the summer, and Orange Clove and Peppermint Candy during the holidays. I use the lotion every morning, and the scent still lingers by the day’s end.

Or you can invite Albrecht to your home for a Spa at Home Party, a hand or foot treatment designed to try the products, or a Customizing Party where you can create your own signature fragrance from Honestly Simple’s selection of fragrance oils. “Who doesn’t love something made just for them?” says Albrecht.

Check out the November/December Holiday Issue of Upper Valley Life for an article on Honestly Simple. You can also learn more at