The answer is that I am making soap; soft soap, if you know what that is.
Prepare a fine thick lather of soft soap, boiled in soft water; dip a brush in it, and scour the marble well with powder.
Ma, I am going to make some soft soap, for the Fair this fall!
We had the "Head Barber," and, of course, any amount of soft soap.
And a sound licking will open their eyes better ...