Thursday, October 7, 2010



Have you ever been to some ones house and on the counter you see a basket filled with soap balls that just look and smell lovely? Sure, you could go out and buy your own but, if your into hobbies and crafts, then why not consider making your own.
These bars have the look and feel of old soap. For a more grungy looking soap ball roll them in spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or apple pie spice before they are completely set up. Once rolled in spices, they are for display only!


1 cup of instant Quaker oatmeal
1 bar of ivory or dove soap
1/4 cup of water

Grind up the oatmeal in a food processor until finely milled but do not grind to flour, you want it chopped up enough to break up the oatmeal flakes but still be visible.

Grate the bar of soap into small slivers. Place the soap and water into a large microwavable bowl and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Stir the mixture once or twice making sure it does not bubble over.

When the soap is dissolved remove from the microwave and add the ground oatmeal slowly, stirring constantly.

Let cool enough to touch, then form into balls or bars and place on wax paper to set and dry. It will take about 2 hours for them to set.

Oatmeal soap balls/bars have a great old fashion look and can be displayed in old soap dishes, vintage jars, wooden bowls and baskets in primitive or country bathrooms or kitchens. If you make the soap bars, they look really cute tied with homespun!


Silvia said...

I think that is a brilliant Idea, one question I do have...could you actually use them? I am asking because I just know if I make them someone will want to use them or use them by mistake!!!

Sue said...

You can use them if you don't put the spices on them.

~Tonja~ said...

Hi your soaps balls....I have these on my to do list for an up coming show I am doing with my sister...but right now I haven't had time to do much we are in the middle of moving into a house.....just wanted to stop in and say hi to ya...
Have a Blessed evening...

Kathy@theshebearofeleven said...

I like the look of these. Do they give off a nice scent?

Sue said...

If they have the spices in them they give off a nice scent, but you shouldn't use them, but only for decoration..