A small clay disk referred to as a Brown Sugar Softener is often used as a moisturizing utensil to keep the sugar soft. The disk is soaked with water by placing it in a bowl of water and letting it absorb moisture for 15 to 30 minutes. The disk is then towel dried so it is not dripping water as it is placed in the middle of the Brown Sugar contents. Months later when the sugar begins to harden the soaking process is repeated.
Other methods to add moisture and soften brown sugar include the following: