A few months ago, I had just left the Mid Manhattan library branch when I decided to walk to the CVS  for some water,  and  I passed by a new store I hadn’t seen before, Astro Gallery of Gems. It’s a pretty astonishing store.

In a basket on the counter were what looked like giant gemstones. Except they smelled amazing.   They were Soap Rocks!

Soap Rocks are glycerin soap, infused with natural elements of the earth such as Aloe, Calendula, Chamomile, Comfrey, Lavender, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, and Almond Oil. Made naturally, and by hand, these stone shaped soaps are original and one of a kind.

Stunningly beautiful, with heavenly aromas they will make your bathroom look and smell fantastic. They even have a line of soaps that look like wood. Don’t like scent? There’s fragrance free version that will get you clean while looking precious.

If you live in New York you can pick them up at

Astro Galley of Gems

417 5th Ave Between E38th and E 37th

Or you can win a box of Soap Rocks from Bridgette Raes!

Leave a comment below saying why you want to try Soap Rocks and you could win! Oak Manor Fragrances has agreed to give an assortment of soaps to one lucky winner.