Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Old Fashioned Soap Balls

Old fashion soap balls can be created
easily using either ivory or dove soap bars, they have the look
and feel of old soap. For a more grungy looking soap ball roll
them in spices such as cinnamon before they are completely set
up (Caution do not use if you do this your skin may have
allergic reaction to the spices- 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 placing on wax
paper to set and dry. It will take about 2 hours for them to

Oatmeal soap balls 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.

owns "Two Old Crows" ( where she sells her
handpainted folk art and other handcrafted items she makes along
with antiques, primitives and vintage collectibles


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