Last year, I was having a lot of issues with allergic reactions and hives. A friend gave me a bar of this soap to see if it would help my condition. Luckily I was able to get to the bottom of what was causing the reactions (a non-product problem), but this soap has changed my routine in the shower. I stopped using shaving cream and started using the castile olive oil soap instead. I will never use shaving cream again! While the soap does not lather, it makes the razor glide over my skin so easily. My legs and underarms are so smooth and soft afterward. It feels so good using a natural product instead of one that's filled with chemicals.