Why would anyone want felted soap? Well, it lasts longer because the lather is in the wool. The wool forms a reusable pocket of felt, which can be opened with scissors and put on another bar of soap. The last of the soap is easy to use since the wool acts a lather catcher. There is the benefit of a built in wash cloth as well, as the wool can be rubbed directly on the skin. Jacob wool is very, very soft and not much of an exfoliation scrub, but a coarse wool, suck as Karakul, could provide a slightly abrasive quality, gentle enough for facial cleansing, but different than just the hands.
Oh, and one of the best things of all...there is no soap melted in the soap dish so clean up is a dream. In the future we hope to sell felted soap, but for now, there are only a few bars ready. There is the possibility of also selling the wool with the soap for people to make their own felted soap, because it is rewarding and simple enough for a child. Even the infirm or elderly can manage this project and keep the soap around for a long time to share their pride in the making. Simple as pie, interesting and practical too! What is not to like about felted soap?