Soapstone is a rock, metamorphic in nature, which has varying degrees of hardness. Soap stone is composed mainly of talc, magnesium silicate and chlorite.
Interesting facts about soapstone:
- Soapstone, in old days, was used for bed and foot warmers in cars and sleighs
- When wet, it isn't slippery
- Soapstone is naturally non-stick
- It was carved into scarabs and seals by Egyptians
- The Finnish crafted amulets and images of Gods from it