I have been avoiding this topic for as long as I could. Why, you ask? I'm not entirely sure. Felted soaps have only become noticeable to me personally within the last few months or so, but it is an ancient craft.
I love to exfoliate....with scrubs, washcloths, seed filled soaps, etc. Makes me feel extra clean and refreshed. My nerve ending all feel alive and my skin feels revived. So why the puss when I look at felted bars? Well, there is something about the idea of wet wool that makes me physically uncomfortable. Gives me that "fingernails on a blackboard" shiver.
Since I started writing this soap blog, I feel it is my duty to explore and share all things soap; Trends, styles, techniques, recipes (although for some strange reason, no one has shared their tutorials), so felted soap feels like the next natural topic.
What I know about felted soap:
1. It can be very pretty.
2. It is exfoliating, like a built-in washcloth.
3. It's not felt, it is wool (apparently Merino wool works best).
4. Anyone with hands can do it.