Best Soap Goddess

Jody Byrne

Soap artisan Jody Byrne harvests a bumper crop of all-natural soaps and hand-made spa goodies from her fragrant 14-acre Daybreak Lavender Farm in Streetsboro. The chunky wedges come in varieties ranging from Lavender Castile to Moroccan Mint to Patchouli Rose. All are crafted at the farm from such garden-fresh ingredients as lavender, mint, rose petals, goat's milk, and steel-cut oats. Customers say her soaps are the best because of the purity and sheer amount of natural ingredients and essential oils Byrne uses. And unlike her competitors, Byrne puts the percentage of each ingredient used right on the label. You'll find her products at the Shaker Square Farmers Market and at local salons, spas, health-food stores, and garden centers, or you can order direct from Byrne's website.