Soapstone (also known as steatite or soaprock) is a metamorphic rock.It is largely composed of the mineral talc and is rich in magnesium.
It has been a medium for carving for thousands of years.
It is relatively soft, and may feel soapy when touched, hence the name.
Soapstone has been used in India for centuries as a soft medium for carving.
These soap stone dishes, drain well and allow your soap to last longer.