The "soap" bar arrived quickly, and sat in the drawer for about a week, and then I managed to drop pickled beetroot on my light coloured sweater. I'd bought this more in hope than expectation; I've tried lots of other stain removers none of which were much good. I damped the stain, rubbed the bar over it, left it for a few minutes, rinsed and , miracle of miracles...stain gone...100%. I don't know if it works on other types of stain but pickled beetroot is a big challenge and this really worked. Now I don't have to be quite so careful when eating !