Homemade Cold Process Egg Soap Recipe

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This homemade cold process egg soap recipe is made with egg yolks. Eggs have long offered skin care benefits that include tightening skin, shrinking pores, and calming redness and breakouts. In cold process soap they also help to create a rich, thick lather.

This homemade cold process egg soap recipe is made with egg yolks. Eggs have long offered skin care benefits that include tightening skin, shrinking pores, and calming redness and breakouts. In cold process soap, egg yolks also help to create a rich, thick lather. If you’re looking for something eggs-stra fun to create this Easter, try making this luxurious homemade cold process egg soap recipe in lieu of – or in addition to – traditional Easter eggs.

This homemade cold process egg soap recipe is made with egg yolks. Eggs have long offered skin care benefits that include tightening skin, shrinking pores, and calming redness and breakouts. In cold process soap they also help to create a rich, thick lather.

Homemade Cold Process Egg Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.92 oz. palm kernel flakes
3.6 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
9 oz. sustainable palm oil
10.8 oz. pomace olive oil
4 oz. safflower oil
1.08 oz. castor oil
3.6 oz. rice bran oil

11.5 fluid oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

2 egg yolks
1 Tablespoon white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
2.25 oz. fragrance oil of choice, optional

Soap Notes:

Water as % of oils=32%
Superfat/Discount 6%

This homemade cold process egg soap recipe will yield 10-12 bars of soap approximately 4 oz. each depending on how they are cut and fits inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold.

There is zero egg smell to this cold process egg soap recipe once it has cured. I noticed a slight smell when I first cut my homemade egg soap into bars, however it had completely dissipated by the next day and smelled only like the fragrance oil I’d used for my own batch.

Instructions:

To make this homemade cold process egg soap recipe, you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking method instructions. (If you’ve never made cold process soap before here’s a good, inexpensive beginner’s cold process soap recipe you can try.) Be sure to take all proper safety precautions when working with lye including goggles and gloves.

You’ll need to begin with eggs that are room temperature so I suggest removing your eggs from the refrigerator ahead of starting the soapmaking process. Crack the eggs open and separate the whites and yolk from two eggs. You’ll only be using the yolks for this egg soap recipe so feel free to scramble up the whites in an omelet! Alternately you could simply use one egg in its entirety – both the white and yolk – for a somewhat different result. While egg yolks serve as a fat in a cold process egg soap recipe, the protein in egg whites are believed to have an astringent effect on skin.

Once your eggs have reached room temperature, you are ready to begin the soapmaking process.

Begin the soapmaking process for this egg soap recipe by first measuring out the distilled water in fluid ounces. (Alternately you can use rosewater in place of the distilled water if you’re after a face specific soap.) Pour into a heat safe pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir until all the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the palm kernel flakes, coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, safflower oil, castor oil and rice bran oil using a digital scale and combine in a stainless steel pot. Heat until all of the oils have melted, then remove from heat and set aside.

Next weigh out your fragrance oil, if you’re choosing to scent your egg soap, and set aside. (You can also use essential oils in lieu of a fragrance oil, but you’ll want to use half the amount.)

Now measure out the kaolin clay and set aside.

Once the lye-water and soapmaking oils have cooled to around 90°F you’re ready to make this egg soap recipe.

You’ll need to begin by tempering your egg yolks. To do this remove about a cup of oil from your cooled soapmaking oils into a cup or bowl. Add the egg yolks and mix well with a whisk, fork or even a stick blender. Set aside.

Now slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils. Mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace, then add the clay, fragrance, and egg-oil mixture. Mix again until the soap starts to thicken again and all ingredients are fully blended into the soap, then pour the soap into your prepared mold.

Lightly cover the soap with cardboard but don’t insulate the soap loaf.

This homemade cold process egg soap recipe is made with egg yolks. Eggs have long offered skin care benefits that include tightening skin, shrinking pores, and calming redness and breakouts. In cold process soap they also help to create a rich, thick lather.

After 24 hours you can unmold your homemade nut free soap loaf and cut it into bars. Allow your soaps to cure 4-6 weeks before use, then wrap and label as desired.

Want to try eggs in your own homemade cold process soap recipe? Give it a try! Just be sure to bring your eggs to room temperature and temper your eggs in your cooled soapmaking oils to avoid an eggy smell or scrambled eggs. then add the tempered eggs at a light trace.

For more of my homemade soap recipes as well as bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of not only my homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s but also some of my favorites from around the web.

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Homemade Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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This easy to craft homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe fights acne plus soothes and helps to heal skin with natural essential oils.

Want to try your own homemade soap recipe for your acne but aren’t quite ready to delve into cold process soapmaking? Try this quick and easy activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe instead! This homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe starts with a quality, all natural yogurt soap base. Four simple ingredients are then added to not only help control acne but to also soothe skin and promote healing. These ingredients are some of my favorites.

Sea Buckthorn Oil – This concentrated oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm aggravated skin. Additionally, it not only helps to fight acne but it also possesses healing properties that will help to prevent acne scars from occurring. Sea Buckthorn oil is probably best praised, however, for its restorative and anti-aging properties.

Activated Charcoal – Activated charcoal naturally helps to detoxify skin of impurities, draw out dirt and oil, and, in melt and pour soap it also acts as a mild exfoliant. It’s also suitable for those prone to eczema and psoriasis.

Patchouli Essential Oil – Patchouli offers its own anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to this soap. It’s commonly used in skin care for its ability to tackle acne prone skin, eczema, inflammation, and cracked or chapped irritated skin. It’s also prized for its cell-rejuvenating properties and its ability to lessen the look of scars. In addition it can also help to balance out oily skin.

Lavender Essential Oil – Lavender is prized for its acne fighting and healing properties as well as its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It serves to treat acne and soothe skin while also helping to prevent scarring.

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base – This melt and pour soap base is all natural and free of SLS and detergents. Plus its made with real yogurt which when applied topically has been shown to fight acne, moisturize and help to prevent premature aging.

This easy to craft homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe fights acne plus soothes and helps to heal skin with natural essential oils.

Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. natural yogurt melt and pour soap base
2 ml sea buckthorn oil
1 ml patchouli essential oil
2 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 teaspoon activated charcoal powder

Directions:

This activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe will yield one bar of soap that weighs about 5 oz.

To make this soap begin by weighing out the soap base using a digital scale. Cube the soap base using a Chef’s knife and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup then microwave for 30 seconds watching carefully as you don’t want your soap base to boil. Remove and stir then heat again if needed to melt the soap base all the way through.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipettes measure out the sea buckthorn and essential oils and stir into the melted soap base.

Now measure out the activated charcoal with a measuring spoon and add to the melted soap. Whisk with a fork to incorporate. Pour into your mold of choice.

Once the soap has fully hardened remove from the mold and wrap tightly in foodservice film or use it right away! (I took mine right into the shower with me!)

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipes

If you’re looking for more activated charcoal soap recipes be sure to try out these other recipes I’ve created:

Lavender & Tea Tree Cold Process Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal
Natural Activated Charcoal Cold Process Facial Soap Recipe
Natural Activated Charcoal Two-in-One Facial Scrub and Cleanser Recipe
Natural Cold Process Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe
Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe
Patchouli Rose Complexion Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

For more of my homemade soap recipes be sure to visit my soapmaking page at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board. You can also keep up with all of my new bath and beauty recipe additions by following Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Natural Homemade Hand Milled Facial Soap Recipe

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Natural Handmilled Facial Soap Recipe and Beauty DIY

This all natural homemade facial soap recipe is wonderful for several reasons. One, it’s simple to make and is perfect for those who want to customize their own homemade soaps without delving into making cold process soaps with lye or using a melt and pour soap base. And two, it allows you to “beef” up your soap with ingredients your skin craves that are often too costly to use during the cold process soapmaking method. Adding them after the soap is made, allows you to not only use less of the ingredient, but also gain the benefits without fear the desired properties will be lost during the saponification process.

For this homemade facial soap recipe I added ingredients suited to dry and/or maturing skin. I do that a lot, I know, but next year is the big 4-0 and I’m trying to save face – literally – for as long as I can. It’s then ever so lightly scented with lavender and chamomile essential oils. If you have combination skin like I do that is prone to breakouts, you can add some tea tree oil to this recipe as well or even sub the rosehip seed oil with something like hazelnut oil which is a natural astringent. After all, customizing recipes to suit you is half the fun. The other half is finally getting to enjoy the end result!

How to Make Handmilled Soap - Easy Natural DIY Rosehip Facial Soap Recipe

Natural Hand Milled Rosehip Facial Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

28 oz. unscented cold process soap, grated
2 oz. shea butter
.5 oz. cocoa butter
2.5 oz. distilled water (or milk or even rosewater)
2 Tablespoons pink kaolin (or white cosmetic) clay
.5 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. sea buckthorn oil
1 teaspoon rosehips powder
2 Tablespoons coconut milk powder
.1 oz. lavender essential oil
.15 oz. chamomile essential oil

Directions:

I used my own unscented goat milk soap for this recipe that I grated two days after unmolding it. Fresher soap is easier to grate, however, the age of the soap isn’t super important. Using cold process handmade soap, however, is of utmost importance as typical commercial soaps aren’t really soap but are rather made of harsh foaming agents. These don’t rebatch quite the same way. (You can find my recipe for making an easy cold process goat milk soap here. To re-size the batch superfat at 6-7% with a 33% water discount.)

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients and a soap mold. I used the Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold for this soap project. The final recipe will yield approximately 7 bars.

Begin by grating the unscented soap bars or loaf. Weigh out 28 oz. of soap using a digital scale and combine in a large stainless steel pot on the stove. Weigh out the water and add to the grated soap. Do the same with both the shea and cocoa butters. Then, using measuring spoons, measure out and add the powdered coconut milk, kaolin clay and rosehips powder. Set the heat on medium and mix, stirring occasionally.

Once the shea and cocoa butters have melted, reduce the heat to low and allow the soap to “cook” for a short time until it looks like it’s melting, then weigh out the rosehip seed oil, sea buckthorn oil and essential oils and stir into the soap until thoroughly combined.

Homemade Rosehip and Sea Buckthorn Handmilled Facial Soap Recipe for Dry and Mature Skin

Spoon the soap into your mold and allow the soap to harden fully before removing from the mold. If you used fresh soap allow your soap to finish curing for 3-6 weeks. If your soap was already cured, you can start using your new homemade facial soap whenever you like.

For more of my natural homemade soap recipes, be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also discover lots of other great homemade soap recipes by other fabulous crafters, along with other DIY skin care recipes, by following my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. Or keep up with all of my new bath, beauty and skin care recipe by following me on Blog Lovin‘, FacebookTwitterTumblrGoogle + and Instagram!


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Homemade Lavender and Tea Tree Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal

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DIY Handmade Lavender and Tea Tree Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal for Acne Prone Skin

I am all about homemade soaps right now that contain activated charcoal. They work so well for those with acne prone skin. So I took the classic lavender and tea tree oil soap combo traditionally used as an acne bar and added activated charcoal to the mix. A well balanced combination of soapmaking oils make this homemade lavender and tea tree soap recipe with activated charcoal great for those prone to acne regardless of skin type.

Activated Charcoal Lavender & Tea Tree Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. hemp seed oil
7.2 oz. palm kernel flakes
9 oz. 76°F melt point coconut oil
7.2 oz. macadamia nut oil
1.8 oz. shea butter

5.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11.5 oz. distilled water

.72 oz. lavender essential oil
.36 oz. tea tree oil
2 Tablespoons activated charcoal

Instructions:

This is a cold process soap recipe therefore to create this homemade soap recipe you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions and remember to take all safety precautions.

Using a digital scale begin by weighing out the water and lye separately, then pour the lye slowly into the distilled water and mix until all of the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now prepare your soapmaking oils by weighing them out and combining in a large stainless steel pot. Heat on the stove over medium heat until all oils have melted then remove from heat and allow to cool.

Once the lye-water and oils have cool to about 100°F mix the lye-water and oils together using a stick blender. At light trace add the essential oils and activated charcoal and mix completely, then prepare into your prepared soap mold. (This soap recipe will fit in one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and yields 10-12 bars.) Cover and insulate for 24 hours.

After the insulation period, unmold the soap loaf and cut into bars. Allow to cure 3-6 weeks before use, then wrap and label as desired.

Looking for more information on making homemade soaps as well as more cold process soap recipes? Then be sure to visit my DIY Soapmaking page at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest for new handmade cold process soap recipes, homemade melt and pour soap recipes and other bath, body and beauty DIY’s on a regular basis!

For more homemade skin care recipes that use acne-fighting activated charcoal, be sure to check out my other natural soap and skin care recipes: Activated Charcoal Two-in-One Facial Scrub and Cleanser Recipe, Natural Activated Charcoal Liquid Soap Facial Cleanser Recipe, Natural Carrot Complexion Cold Process Soap Recipe and my Natural Lavender Scented Activated Charcoal Facial Soap Recipe.


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DIY Natural Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

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Handmade Natural DIY Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

This carrot complexion soap recipe was designed with clear skin in mind and is unscented so it’s suitable for even sensitive skin. Crafted using a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder and activated charcoal, this tri-color carrot complexion soap recipe is perfect your face! It’s formulated to help keep your complexion both clean and acne free. Plus it’s suitable for all skin types.

Natural Beauty DIY - Handmade Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap for Clean, Clear Skin

Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. grapeseed oil
7.2 oz. palm kernel flakes
9 oz. refined (76° degree melt point) coconut oil
1.8 oz. shea butter
7.2 oz. macadamia nut oil

5.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11.5 oz. distilled water

At trace:

Entire batch and bottom layer:

1/4 teaspoon yellow oxide pigment powder
1 oz. carrot powder
.5 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay

Middle layer:

.5 oz. tomato powder
1/4 teaspoon red iron oxide

Top layer:

.25 oz. bentonite clay
.25 oz. activated charcoal powder

Instructions:

Follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions to make this complexion soap recipe. As with most of my other cold process soap recipes, this homemade soap recipe will fit into one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and yield 10 – 12 bars depending on how they are cut.

Begin by weighing out the lye using a digital kitchen scale then slowly pouring into the pre-measured distilled water. Stir until the lye dissolves completely and set aside to cool.

In a large, stainless steel pot, weigh out the grape seed oil, palm kernel flakes, coconut oil, shea butter and macadamia nut oil then heat on the stove top at medium heat until all of the ingredients have melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

While the lye/water and soapmaking oils cool, line your mold and prepare your other ingredients by weighing them all – except for the pigments which you will measure out – into separate containers. I like to group mine so I don’t get confused as to what goes where.

Once your ingredients have cooled, add the carrot powder, kaolin clay and yellow iron oxide powder to the soapmaking oils. Mix well using a stick or immersion hand blender, then slowly pour in the lye/water and mix until trace. Pour one third of the soap into your prepared mold.

Now mix the tomato powder and red iron oxide powder with the remaining soap in the pot until thoroughly incorporated and pour half of the remaining soap in the pot on top of your first layer of soap in the mold.

Finally, mix the bentonite clay and activated charcoal into the remaining soap and combine completely. Then pour all of the remaining soap on top of the first two existing layers already in the soap mold. Level the top if desired, then cover and insulate for 24 hours.

Natural Homemade Tri-Color Carrot Complexion Soap Bar with Carrot and Tomato Powders, Clays, and Activated Charcoal

You are ready to unmold your soap the next day. Simply remove from the mold and cut into bars. Then allow the soap to cure for 3 – 6 weeks before use.

If you like this natural facial soap recipe, also be sure to check out these other skin care and soap recipe designed just for delicate facial skin: Activated Charcoal (Liquid) Facial Cleanser Recipe, Lavender Activated Charcoal Facial Soap Bar Recipe, Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe, Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe, Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum Recipe, Natural Lemongrass Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser Recipe, Yogurt & Chamomile Soap Recipe, Natural Tomato & Basil Soap Recipe and my Natural Sea Mud Soap Recipe.

Looking for a beginner’s soap recipe? Try my easy and inexpensive beginner soap recipe here or my bee pollen Castile soap recipe.

For even more handmade soap recipes as well as other homemade bath and beauty DIY’s, follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest! You can also follow my blog on Blog Lovin’.


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