Anise essential oil neutralizes and masks human odor, making it popular with hunters and fishermen. It is also wonderful for removing odors from your hands when cooking with onions, garlic and fish. This soap will have you smelling fresh in no time! Caring for your handmade soap:Handmade soaps naturally have a high glycerin content, which is great for your skin – but it also means the soap requires a place to dry out between uses. The glycerin attracts water and if left in standing water, the soap will break down quickly. To prolong the lifespan of your soap, do not allow it to sit in a dish or container that is bowl-shaped, or that allows water to pool in the bottom. Instead, be sure to store your soap in a dry place out of the stream of water and on a draining soap dish. Allowing the soap to dry between use will extend the life span of the bar.