|Recently my husband was teaching me how to make Tomato Eggs, a Chinese dish that is common for lunch or dinner. As I learned to cook a new dish, I couldn’t help but wonder how a soap would turn out if you added an egg. Would it affect the lather? Make a bar of soap pamper the skin more? Make a better shampoo bar? To answer these questions, I decided that I should make a batch of soap with an egg.
Since I know eggs mix really well with oil due to my experience baking, I decided to remove 2 ounces of oil to mix with my egg. This mixture I will add when light trace begins. By adding the egg at this point, I prevent the burning of the egg proteins and acceleration of the soap.
Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the Sodium Hydroxide to the water to form a lye solution. Remove approximately 2 ounces of oils from the melted oils. Add the egg to the removed oil and mix well. Allow the oils and the lye to cool to a lower temperature. We do not want to have the soap overheat and volcano especially since we are adding a temperature sensitive ingredient. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the egg and oil mixture and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!
Note: When you cut the egg soap it will have a stinky egg smell to it and we noticed a greenish discoloration in the center. This smell will go away after allowing the soap to cure! The color in the center of the soap will also go away.
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Love eggs in shampoo bars to boost the lather 🙂
I have a terrible fear of cooking them in the soap though so I add half my heated oils to them before adding them to the rest. I also like to strain them to keep any stray stringy stuff out of the soap.
well this is definitely very unusual! I am not sure I’ll be trying to make it, but thumbs up for trying something completely new! I’d love to know what its like in the shower.
I’ve heard of eggs in soap, but I’ve never tried it. Seems like the green center when freshly cut is like an egg yolk 😉
Hmmm, THATS interesting! I never would have thought to use an egg in soap, but it would be kinda neat to try…especially with having farm fresh ones! :-))
Super interesting – might have to try it if I get brave 🙂
Oh, wow. I wonder if mayonnaise would be similar, since it’s basically egg and oil, right?
That is some funky soap, I am going to give it a try! Eggs are really great when purposed for facials, this could be a great facial soap??? Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
I will for sure try it also. I have also used the egg in a solid shampoo and I was more than content! Beautiful natural colour,lovely soap!
so does the stinky smell come back when it gets wet?
We didn’t notice an odor when the soap got wet.
Oh! Gotta try this.
Wonder how it does with duck eggs? my sis is raising them for eggs, and she said they are better for baking…
I’m not sure about duck eggs. I think the soap would turn out just fine, it just would be different because you would be dealing with a different egg. It might be like soaps that are made with different milks. Each soap has a slightly different appearance.
Try it and let us know how it turns out! I’d love to hear about that.
Love egg in soap, been making it for facial soap. It gives similar facial mask effect that tightens your pores and gives you a glow!
Thank you for saying that the egg smell goes away after curing! I just made a batch of shampoo bars the other day with egg in them (not having read much into eggs in soap), and I just cut it, and it smells plain gross! lol.
It’s October and I just found this blog. I’m wondering how the soap is now, did it hold up well, did it get really hard, what about latter? I’m super new to soap making and I NEED to learn all I can learn quickly but safely. Thank You!!
The soap had a thicker, creamier lather that was just scrumptious! It was a nice firm bar of soap that I will definitely make again!
While living in Japan the one thing I noticed 1st was their love of eggs. They would put a whole uncooked egg in the middle of a pizza. That is just one example.
Your guidance seems to be so helpful! I will attempt to make my first batch next week but I was wondering… in my country we don’t have any kind of hydrogenated fat… (only margarine… but iam not sure if it is the same…) So, what fat can i put in the place of hydrogenated soybean oil so i can achieve the same results???? Please help!
Do you have access to lard, shortening or coconut oil? These both would be options, but you are not required to use these oils. You can easily make soap from any oils you have available. If you would like, send me a list of the oils you have access to and I will help you make a formula with those oils.
Good Afternoon fellow soap addicts! I need to pick your brains. I know that many of our bar soap recipes can be converted to a liquid soap recipe, but how do I do it? I’m especially interested in learning how to convert this egg soap recipe (as well as recipes using milk) into a liquid soap recipe.
I am showing a friend’s daughter how to make her own lotions, soaps and generally be self sufficient. As it’s always loads of fun (like being loose in a candy shop as a child with no supervision) talking about something you’re passionate about, I want to give her plenty of options as to how she can create her fun world. I’ll also admit to being a bit greedy and craving as much information as to how I can personalize and create new things based on solid experiences from others.
Have a better day!
The conversion from bar soap to liquid soap is a matter of changing your lye. Except in the case of odd additives that do best in a low moisture environment. Milk, eggs, botanical powders are things that are more readily food for bacteria in a liquid soap. I think I would skip the idea of eggs. Make a water soap and try colors, scents and small amounts of juice powders (like aloe).