For I’ve yet found another reason to love Soapstone Countertops! The stone alone, the color and the inherent softness imbues the soul with charm while still a stone with remarkable density, strength & value. After several adoring years, I am still thankful for Soapstones practicality and it’s tremendous heat tolerance. I have lovingly maintained its unique patina through general use and lot’s of oiling. I use Mineral oil to seal & rejuvenate the surface because it is an oil that will not go rancid and it’s just plain fun to apply! I have found that immediately after I oil my countertops they just look splendid, offering a new found luster that is really quite nice! Well, my oiling technique has since evolved…as of now I mix my very favorite essential oil into the mix, so not only are you giving your Soapstone a refreshed look but your also enamouring the stone with plant-based scents! In essence, what more can you really ask for?! Much amore for Soapstone, a stone for the senses.