is a salt, not a detergent 

merritt soap is made using the cold process method, meaning it's actually a salt.  soap NOT made using the cold process method is a detergent.  
detergent soaps are harsh on your skin and cheap to make.  companies will add synthetic fillers and preservatives into the soap to force the detergent to hydrate your skin and make the soap last longer. 


you need a soap saver

our soap is ideal to be used in the shower/bath and not as hand soap since it will get wet too many times.  if you don't already have one, you'll need a simple soap saver to put your soap on.  this keeps the soap from sitting in water and dissolving.