Look at what my soapmaking Friend Cheryl sent me! These are felted soaps. They are like a soap and a washcloth in one. I have just discovered these recently. And now I must learn to make them. They are lovely soaps, surrounded with something called roving wool. As you lather the soaps, the wool tightens around the soap. It shrinks down as the soap get's smaller.
I had a very hard time getting myself to use one. But since that is actually a pet peeve of mine (When people won't use my soap, because it is too pretty.) So I got brave and am using it. It is lovely. The wool is soft, and feels like a washcloth. And the lather is creamy and smooth.
I hear the soap will last longer wrapped in wool. And I am told that the wool is naturally anti-microbial, or something else like that. I need to do more research. But I can say I love using them. They gently exfoliate and leave my skin smooth and clean.
I must learn to do this, after the holidays!