For bathing I like nice bars of soap made from olive oil and aloe. But lathering up my body wears them out and the bars quickly turn into slivers that jump out of my hand when wet. That’s why I save the netting from store bought garlic—so I can use it to unite all the leftover pieces and make the soap hand-holdable once again. The contents of the soap remain the same even if its form has drastically changed…somewhat like growing old.
related: The Aesthetics of Mending