Sea Salt Shampoo Bar Recipe with Milk & Egg

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Free of sulfates and surfactants, this sea salt shampoo bar recipe is made with simple ingredients for a healthy, natural hair care solution.

Sea Salt Shampoo Bar Recipe with Milk & Egg! Free of sulfates and surfactants, this sea salt shampoo bar recipe is made with simple ingredients for a healthy, natural hair care solution. Formulated using coconut oil for strong, shiny hair, this natural sea salt shampoo bar recipe also contains milk and egg to moisturize and condition hair. While ginger essential oil and sea kelp are also added for their hair care benefits. #shampoo #shampoobar #saltbar #soap #soapmaking #soaprecipe #haircare

I first discovered and used a salt shampoo from Etsy many many years back. While that particular shop is no longer in business, I always loved the extra volume and texture it gave my hair. Having fine, typically limp hair, the salt brought out my hair’s natural waves that I’d forgotten I have, and made it more lush, thick and luxurious.

I recently rediscovered salt shampoo with Pacifica’s Salty Waves hair care line. This in turn inspired me to create my own milk and egg sea salt shampoo bar infused with ginger and sea kelp.

Formulated using coconut oil for strong, shiny hair, this natural sea salt shampoo bar recipe also contains milk and egg to moisturize and condition hair. In addition I also added ginger essential oil and sea kelp for their hair care benefits.

Sea Salt Shampoo Bar Recipe with Milk & Egg! Free of sulfates and surfactants, this sea salt shampoo bar recipe is made with simple ingredients for a healthy, natural hair care solution. Formulated using coconut oil for strong, shiny hair, this natural sea salt shampoo bar recipe also contains milk and egg to moisturize and condition hair. While ginger essential oil and sea kelp are also added for their hair care benefits. #shampoo #shampoobar #saltbar #soap #soapmaking #soaprecipe #haircare #diy #natural #essentialoils #milksoap #eggsoap

Sea kelp, which is a natural source of iodine, treats dandruff while also strengthening and nourishing both your hair and scalp. Like sea kelp, ginger essential oil also treats dandruff. Additionally, ginger essential oil can boost hair growth and diminish hair loss. It also makes hair soft and shiny. (Not to mention it smells AMAZING!)

Not only will your hair love the combination of ingredients found in my natural sea salt shampoo bar recipe, but you’ll also love how long it lasts! Just one bar should last about the same amount of time as two to three bottles of a similar shampoo in liquid form.

My sea salt shampoo bar recipe contains 75% sea salt and 30% superfat. While salt bars typically make incredibly hard bars of soap, I reduced the water to 30% of the oil in this recipe to compensate for the addition of the egg. You can use either one whole egg for my salt shampoo bar or two egg yolks as desired.

Learn more about the benefits of egg soap here.

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Milk & Egg Sea Salt Shampoo Bar Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

14 oz. coconut oil

4.2 fl. oz. half and half
1.8 oz. sodium hydroxide/lye

10.5 oz. fine sea salt
one egg (or two egg yolks)
1 Tablespoon kelp powder
.5 oz. fresh ginger essential oil
1 teaspoon alpine green mica (optional)

Instructions:

My sea salt shampoo bar recipe yields six soap bars weighing about 5 oz. each. I used this silicone chrysanthemum mold for this soap recipe.

Begin by measuring out the half and half in fluid ounces. Place the half and half in your freezer until it is slushy with a thin layer of ice on top. In the meantime, remove the egg (or eggs) from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.

While you are waiting, collect all of the other ingredients and equipment you’ll need for making my sea salt shampoo bar recipe. This includes proper eye protection, long sleeved clothing and gloves.

You should also double check any containers you are using to be sure they are heat safe. None of your containers or your utensils used for soapmaking should be aluminum. Stick to stainless steel, Type 5 polypropylene plastic and tempered glass to avoid a potential disaster.

If you’ve never made homemade soap before, I recommend reviewing my cold process soapmaking tutorial before getting started. This will help you gain a better understanding of the process as well as help you determine if my milk & egg sea salt shampoo bar recipe is the best recipe to start with.

Once your egg or egg yolks reach room temperature and your half and half is icy cold, you are ready to get started!

Using a digital scale weigh out the coconut oil into a heat safe container. Then, depending on the container used, either heat the coconut oil until melted at reduced power in the microwave, in a double boiler or over medium-low heat on the stovetop. Once melted, remove the coconut oil from heat, then set aside to cool.

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In a separate container, weigh out the lye called for in the recipe. Pour the lye into the half and half and then stir until all the lye has dissolved. Set aside.

In the interim, measure out the kelp powder and mica (for color if desired) and weigh out the ginger essential oil and sea salt.

Once your coconut oil has cooled to around 90°F, remove about a cup of the oil from the container. Add the egg (to temper it so you don’t end up with scrambled eggs) and whisk until combined.

Now slowly pour the half and half and lye mixture into the main container of melted coconut oil. Mix briefly using an immersion blender, then add the remaining coconut oil and egg.

Mix again using the immersion blender until combined, then add the salt, kelp powder, essential oil and mica. Continue mixing until you reach trace, then pour evenly into each of your mold’s six cavities.

Sea Salt Shampoo Bar Recipe with Milk & Egg! Free of sulfates and surfactants, this sea salt shampoo bar recipe is made with simple ingredients for a healthy, natural hair care solution. Formulated using coconut oil for strong, shiny hair, this natural sea salt shampoo bar recipe also contains milk and egg to moisturize and condition hair. While ginger essential oil and sea kelp are also added for their hair care benefits. #shampoo #shampoobar #saltbar #soap #soapmaking #soaprecipe #haircare #diy #natural #essentialoils #milksoap #eggsoap

Lightly cover the mold with parchment paper or foodservice film and set aside overnight. You can unmold your sea salt shampoo bars the next day.

All that’s left now is to allow your shampoo bars to cure for four to six weeks prior to use. Once cured, simply massage your shampoo bar onto your wet hair and scalp as desired. Then rinse out and follow with an apple cider vinegar rinse or my homemade scalp tonic recipe.

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

More Natural Soap Recipes to Try

If you like my sea salt shampoo bar recipe, then you may also enjoy some of my other homemade soap recipes.

Rosemary Honey Beer Shampoo Bar from Chloe Mason Soap Company. This handmade artisan Coconut Oil Soap is formulated to promote a healthy scalp, boost volume for thin hair, stimulate hair growth and cleanse oily hair. It’s made with 100% natural ingredients including the best hair loving oils and essential oil PLUS honey to condition and prevent breakage, as well as strengthen hair follicles and sooth scalp. #shampoobar #soap #shampoo #artisansoap #beersoap

Not Quite Ready to Tackle This DIY?

If you’re not quite ready to give my milk & egg sea salt shampoo bar recipe a try but still want to experiment with salt shampoo, here are some of my favorite handmade salty shampoos from Etsy artisans.

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Natural Homemade Lavender Milk Soap Recipe

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Natural Homemade Lavender Milk Soap RecipeMake your own natural homemade milk soaps with my new homemade lavender milk soap recipe! This homemade lavender milk soap recipe contains lavender essential oil for it’s relaxing aromatherapeutic properties. It also formulated for those prone to dry skin so it contains moisturizing Argan and apricot kernel oils in addition to organic cow’s milk.

I used Horizon Organic Milk for this particular soap recipe since it’s shelf stable for extended periods of time. My local Kroger generally has these on sale 1 for $10. (I’m not a huge milk drinker. I generally keep half and half for coffee and not much else so buying these makes sense for me. Of course there’s always the option to sub with half and half!)

I then topped my homemade lavender milk soaps with lavender blossoms and roses to add visual interest. You can of course omit the botanicals, but if you choose to add them be sure to turn your soap loaf upside down when you go to cut it into bars. This will keep the flowers where they belong and won’t cause drag lines down the sides of each bar as you cut them.

Another tip, opt for lavender 40-42 essential oil if you’re on a tighter budget. It costs less than both Bulgarian and Spike Lavender essential oils but still smells great in homemade soap.

Natural Homemade Lavender Milk Soap Recipe

You can find my palm free cold process homemade lavender milk soap recipe in the new August 2014 issue of Wholesale Supplies Plus’ eHandmade Magazine. Just skip ahead to page 21 for the recipe and directions.

For more of my homemade soap recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest! Or check out my past submissions to eHandmade Magazine: Honey, Oatmeal & Banana Soap Recipe (July 2014), Stars Forever Homemade Soap Recipe (June 2014), DIY Sunburn Relief Rescue Soap Recipe (May 2014), Honeysuckle & Rose Homemade Soap Recipe for Mother’s Day (April 2014), Spring Inspired Bamboo Scented Homemade Soap Recipe (March 2014), Deodorizing Cedarwood & Baking Soda Homemade Soap Recipe for Men (February 2014), Silk & Rose Clay Heart Shaped Soap Recipe (January 2014), Handmade Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Soap Recipe for Men (December 2013), and my Frosted Cranberry Scented Coconut Milk Soap Recipe (November 2013.)

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Goat Milk Soap Great For Problem Skin by Cari Dunn

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Goat milk soap is made with goat’s milk and not water. Many small handmade soap companies offer this type of soap, and some commercially made soap has goat’s milk. Using milk instead of water helps heal and soothe problem skin, but it can be beneficial even if you do not have any skin conditions.
 Benefits Of Goat’s Milk
Fat is an essential ingredient when making soap. Goat’s milk naturally has fat that gives the soap moisturizing properties. This fat helps soothe damaged skin and prevent dry skin. Goat’s milk is high alpha-hydroxy acids, such as lactic acid.  Lactic acid helps slough dead skin cells from your skin to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin. Lactic acid is especially beneficial for  keratosis pilaris.  Water-based soaps must use a chemical to break the bond that holds dead skin cells together, and these chemicals can irritate your skin.
Goat’s milk has a high mineral content, particularly selenium. Selenium helps stop free radicals from damaging your skin. Free radicals can lead to diseases such as cancer or heart disease. Goat milk soap is also high in Vitamin A, a vitamin responsible for healing skin and keeping your skin healthy. Vitamin A has been proven in clinical studies to reduce fine lines, treat acne, and offer relief for psoriasis symptoms.
Where To Buy Goat Milk Soap
Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen offers many soaps containing goat’s milk. For very sensitive skin, I recommend an unscented bar because fragrance can irritate your skin.
About the Author: Cari Dunn is a freelance writer for Daily Glow, Everyday Health, and What to Expect to name a few sites.  When she isn’t writing, she is creating new products for her Etsy shop.

Peaches + Cream Handmilled Beauty Soap

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Recipe compliments of Kitchen, Crafts, n More.
This wonderful soap is delicately scented, and is beautiful to look at. Use a variety of different molds to make it really special. You can give this as gifts or use it yourself everyday! You don’t have to know how to make soap from scratch to make this soap, and you don’t have to use scary ingredients like lye! (Which many people are uncomfortable with.) Enjoy!
Makes One Bar.
Ingredients:
1 regular size bar Ivory soap (Or Unscented Handmade Soap)
1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup full-fat powdered milk
1/8 teaspoon peach fragrance oil
1 drop orange food coloring
soap molds
Instructions:
Prepare your soap molds: Spray a very light coat of vegetable cooking spray over the molds, and set aside. You can use any molds you like, or you can buy molds made specifically for soap at your favorite craft store.
Shred or grate the soap. If you don’t want to use your grater to shred the soap, use a sharp knife and cut into very tiny pieces. Ivory is used because it’s very natural (we all know the commercials – 99.9% pure!). Set grated soap aside.
Heat the water over very low heat, and gradually stir in the soap until it begins to melt. Remove pan from heat, and add all other ingredients. Blend very well, until you have a nice, smooth mixture.
Pour the soap into the molds. Tap gently on the side to rid the soap of any bubbles. Allow to set for about a day before using.
(You can give your soap some decorative flair by adding uncolored soap balls once you’ve poured the soap into the mold. Simply press them in after pouring.)