I don't typically need lotion. My hands are already very soft. After reading the blog post Just Wash Your Hands I bought these thinking it was a big lotion soap bar because my mind and the dictionary says a lotion is a liquid.
So I was displeased I'd spent so much money on something I didn't anticipate using. Nor did I want to lose money due to shipping returning them. I emailed the company to inquire how long they'd stay good. A year. It seemed impossible for me to use up even half a bar in a year. I thought about who to gift one to, as I'd already opened one. (A bar is about the size of a hockey puck but less deep.)
Every time I saw the package I was unhappy. Then I started gardening. I decided since I had to use up the bar to give it a try. It's the best lotion ("lotion") I've used in my life, based on how well it feels on the skin during and after application, and I love the quality of the ingredients. Best of all, there's something about the (mild) scent I love. It is genuinely relaxing. I keep wanting to sniff my hands, so now every night I put some on before bed.
A friend is still getting the other one for her birthday, and I'll get myself more in the future.