Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quick and Easy Soap Balls

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week so far! Today is a damp and dreary day in North Carolina, practically screaming for naps, good books, board games, and maybe some pie...yeah, definitely pie...;-) Despite the fact that this weather is making me incredibly fall-over-drowsy, I did get to something fun this morning ::: a new project! :-D

For this week's "The Many Adventures of the Homemaking Intern" post I'm going to share with you all a crazy-easy recipe that I *finally* tried out for pretty soap balls! All you need is...


  • About 3 to 4 bars of good, white soap. Homemade soap would be *amazing* to use; however, I just used Ivory. 
  • About a quarter cup of water
  • Essential Oils - you can use whatever scent you like! I used lavender! :-) 
  • Rose or Globe Flower petals (optional, but definitely pretty!)

Step 1:
Using a cheese grater that you WILL NOT be using for cooking from then on (important!), grate all of the bars of soap into an old bowl or Tupperware (again, one that you will not be using for cooking!). The grated soap will look identical to shredded mozzarella....

Seriously, my oldest nephew, Eli, actually asked to try some - ha :-)

Step 2:
Adding a little at a time, start mixing the water into the soap until it turns into a thick play dough consistency. This would be a great time to add any essential oils you may want to use! 

Step 3: Cut up the flower petals into tiny pieces.

Step 4:
Form the soap balls into golf ball sized balls, squeezing out any excess water as you go. Roll the balls in the flower petals, and lay on a lined cookie sheet to dry. 

Step 5:
Place the cookie sheet in a warm, dry place to cure for a couple days up to two weeks. 

And there you have it: Pretty, good-smelling soap balls, perfect for family, putting out for guests, or as gifts! 

Happy Wednesday! 

{ Linking up to Raising Homemakers 
for their Homemaking Link-Up! }

1 comment:

  1. Oh - I totally love this! What a great homemade gift idea. I will definitely be doing this for Christmas gifts. Hopping over from Raising Homemakers. Blessings from Zagreb: A Little R & R: