Our lovely handmade and all natural sea salt soap bars don't start out as smooth as the one shown here. Nor do they reveal their intricate design right away. To get your sea salt soap bar to the same smoothness level as my favorite Green Mountain Mojito Sea Salt Bar (with Lime & Spearmint essential oils), it's best if you wash your hands with it a couple of times before using it on your body or face.
Our sea salt bars are poured into a large slab mold and cure to a rock hard bar super overnight. Beveling is next to impossible so they start off a bit rough around the edges. Literally. :-)
The first time I used one of these "fresh" bars in the shower (in my giddy excitement to give one of the newly made bars a test run), I was reminded very quickly that you definitely do want to pre-wash them a couple of times to get a super smooth and slightly exfoliating salt bar.
Even with my driest of dry skins, I use this daily as a facial bar and I'm super happy with my clear skin. Happy Suds!