These soaps have a collectible quality to them and make a unique decorative accent in kitchen or bath. But it's when they are used that they really shine. It is a soap textured as a rock however has the properties of a gemstone. It is completely natural and NO chemicals added. It has a soothing and pleasing fragrance. They look like crystals, especially when wet, as the water lights up their brilliant colors. As you use them, each soap slowly weathers away like a stream stone in geologic time, exposing even more beauty within.