Today I have a special guest blogger! Tricia Mascotti from Heavenly Soaps, LLC is going to talk about adding egg to cold process soap and even shares a recipe! There was discussion in a FB group about adding egg to soap, something I personally have never tried, and much interest was generated. She mentioned doing it and I immediately asked if she would be willing to share with us. She said yes and put together this awesome tutorial. Learn how to make egg soap using farm fresh eggs in cold process soap.
Tricia, thank you for being so generous.
Fresh Cold Process Egg Soap by Tricia Mascotti
I love egg soap! Why? It’s full of vitamins and protein and leaves my skin soft and smooth. Egg soap can be used on the entire body and is much easier than making an egg white mask just for the face. Egg soap can be used daily.
About my original recipe – I like to use as many local ingredients as possible. For example, I love using our fresh pastured chicken eggs, spring water, and or goat milk, and lard. Some people are skeptical about using lard in their soaps, but I love it! Especially in my egg soap! This economical recipe yields approximately eight 4.0 oz. bars. We don’t all use the same size molds; I used a Velveeta cheese box, that way everyone can try it. You may notice a slight odor and green color when you first cut the egg soap, that’s normal, and will be gone in a few days.
(From the editor – Safety Warning: This recipe is for soapmakers who have a basic knowledge of the soapmaking process and know the correct safety procedures to use when handling lye. If you are new to soapmaking, visit our beginner instructions. Be sure to wear safety goggles and gloves while soaping.)
Fresh Cold Process Egg Soap Recipe by Tricia Mascotti
9.60 oz. olive oil
8.00 oz. lard
4.80 oz. coconut oil
7.69 oz. spring water or goat milk
3.10 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
1 whole egg
½ teaspoon iron oxide yellow (optional)
1.0 oz. essential oil blend or fragrance oil of choice (optional)
1/8 teaspoon gold mica (optional)
Step 1 – Weigh out all your ingredients.
Step 2 – Dissolve the lye in the spring water, or frozen goat milk, set aside.
Step 3 – Melt the lard and coconut oil and add it to the olive oil, set aside.
Step 4 – In separate container, crack open egg, set aside.
Step 5 – Mix iron oxide yellow with 1 tablespoon warm water (optional), set aside.
Step 6 – Mix 1/8 teaspoon gold mica with 1 teaspoon olive oil (optional), set aside.
Step 7 – Line your Velveeta box mold with freezer paper, making sure you leave ½ inch of freezer paper above the sides of the box for excess soap, set aside.
Step 8 – When everything is room temperature, take approximately ¾ cup of the fat mixture and blend it with your egg, set aside.
Step 9 – Mix your lye solution with the remaining fat mixture. Stick blend until you see a faint trace, add your egg/fat mixture and blend well.
Step 10 – Add essential oil blend or fragrance oil of choice (optional), blend well.
Step 11 – Pour half of your soap batter into another container and add your iron oxide yellow mixture to half of the batter, leaving the other half uncolored (optional).
Step 12 – Take the colored soap batter and do an in the pot swirl pour. Save a small amount of soap batter for the top (optional).
Step 13 – Pass your spatula around in the soap batter a couple times, then, pour the soap batter into the mold (optional).
Step 14 – Pour remaining soap batter on top, tap your mold on the table.
Step 15 – Take a pipette and drizzle the oil mica mixture on top, use a skewer to create a feather swirl (optional).
Step 16 – Put the lid on the box halfway, and wrap in a blanket.
Step 17 – Unmold in 17 hours and cut. *Remember the soap will be green tinted for a bit but will fade as it cures.
Step 18 – Cure four to six weeks. I prefer to cure my egg soap for six weeks.
If you do not want fragrance or color in your egg soap, you may skip those steps, and pour your plain batter into the mold at trace.
About Tricia Mascotti of Heavenly Soaps, LLC
“Owner of Heavenly Soaps LLC, located in Stone Creek, Ohio. I live on a 5 acre homestead with my husband Anthony, our 4 doggies, 2 cats, 2 piggies, and 20 chickens. We have 3 wonderful sons, all grown, and 2 beautiful granddaughters. I have been making Cold Process soap since 1998. All soaps are Paraben free. Labels, business cards, and flyers are all individually crafted, for that special personal touch. I love working from home, creating my own recipes, and sharing my ideas. Heavenly Soaps LLC is not open to the public at this time, all orders are taken by phone or message. Wholesale available. 330-339-3377 email – HeavenlySoaps@rocketmail.com. Like us on Facebook!”
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