You will need:
A kitchen towel, a large kitchen knife and of course your cube of soap!
Start by turning on the hot water on your faucet and let it warm up. Giving the water a chance to warm up, set yourself up with soap and towel next to your sink or closest cutting surface. Place the cube on the towel and begin by running the knife under the hot water to warm up the blade. As seen below.
***Keep the hot water running. You will need to keep warming the blade for each slice you make!
Run the blade under the hot water a few times and then begin to cut your soap. This helps you to get a smooth, clean slice as well as help you cut the cube more easily as it so dense.
***Remember, you are working with a large blade and hot one for that matter, so always hold and operate any cutting utensil carefully!
Holding the blade firmly by the handle, place your opposite hand securely on the top of the blade to safely apply pressure to slice the cube. Thank you to my Mom for being the hand model!
Continue to cut and you will end up with clean, smooth slices! The best way to do this is to re-heat the blade each time you wish to slice the cube. The heat produces a smooth, clean slice/cut and each time it is re-introduced to the heat of the hot water, it will absorb more heat and hold it to produce a clean cut each time.
I've found, that depending on how thin or thick you'd like the slices to be, you can get anywhere from three to four slices cutting the cube as I have above. However, I'm cutting this cube to be samples in my shoppe, so I will continue to cut them until they are smaller cubes.
As you can see, I was able to get four full slices of soaps from this cube. If you notice the slice that cracked, that is a perfect example of what would happen should you use a cool blade to cut the cube. I had to keep breaking to take a pic, so the blade would cool and when the blade is cool, you get that kind of slice.
As I am using this cube to samples in the shoppe, I continued to cut them to the appropriate size that I needed. Which you can also do for easier use or to better share them in your home!
Now that you're all done, you're ready to enjoy! Place them in a cute dish, as I have and spread them throughout your home. Also, you can always wrap up the extra slices in a little wax paper and place them in a ziplock bag to save for future use and have them ready to go.
I hope this helps and if you have any questions, as always feel free to contact me!
I hope you enjoy your French Soaps and thanks for visiting!