I have read many posts (seems like it) about making soap soon enough to gift (or sell). I was wondering if the beads used in new shoe boxes, electronic equipment and such would work. Would it be ok to store soap for a couple of weeks in those beads? They sell them for drying flowers. You can not ingest them, but you can't ingest soap either (or shouldn't). Has anyone tried this yet? Those beads can do several flowers (I've use them for roses mostly) in just a couple of days. I don't expect soap would dry that fast, but maybe it would hasten the process a few weeks? Would bars cracking be a problem? Unnatural coating on the soap?