Featured post by Mrs. Henry from the Blessed Hearth
Soap balls are very easy to make and are useful as well as decorative. They can be packaged in different ways and make lovely frugal gifts!
There are many recipes on the web, but this how we make them. I usually scent them with lavender oil.
- 1 bar of Yardley, Ivory, or Dove Soap
- 1 cup of instant oatmeal
- 1/4 cup of water
- several drops of your favorite oil (optional)
Chop your oatmeal in a food chopper or processor until flakes are broken down but not into flour.
Using an old grater, grate your bar of soap into slivers.
Place the slivers and water in a large microwavable dish and microwave on high for 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from the microwave and stir the mixture very well until the soap is dissolved. Add the oatmeal and oil.
Stir well. When cool roll into 8-10 tight balls. Place on wax paper and let sit overnight to set.
They look nice in an old mason jar or vintage soap dishes.
I’ve also tied them onto a thin rope.
You can add a little ornament (wood stars, hearts, etc) and piece of homespun if desired. Blessings!
What simple crafts do you enjoy making during the Christmas season?
Won’t you pop over and visit Mrs. Henry at The Blessed Hearth? Pour yourself a nice hot cup of tea and stay for awhile. The fire is lit and burning brightly and the candles smell heavenly. Biscuits are in the oven…