I bought a loaf of this and was hesitant to do so because of the trouble I have had cutting salt soap before. It was a bit crumbly if cutting too thin, but the 1 inch size cut beautifully. The lather was very creamy and lightly exfoliating ( I hate the soaps that have so much in them it feels like I'm using a wire brush). Even better, after using it my skin was so soft. I am so glad I purchased this.