This herbal soap is a bit scratchy and is a good hand soap for the kitchen, gardeners, mechanics or any situation that calls for a good scrubbing! However it is still mild enough for sensitive skin. We used finely ground elderberries and pecan shells for exfoliating. With pure lavender, orange & tea tree essential oil for a refreshing scent! We grow our own elderberries and the pecan shells come from Voss''s Pecans, a local farm right here in central IL.