This week our challenge was to create a all natural soap using ingredients we've never worked with before.
My soap which I'm calling Protein Bar until I come up with something else is inspired by my brother-in-law and his wife, David and Emma. They flew here from Portland, OR and stayed with us last week. David and Emma live in downtown Portland and this was Emma's first time in the Midwest. They are very health conscious and only eat meat and eggs from their local farmers. Their first night with us they got a kick gathering the eggs our hens had laid that day. The next morning they both had eggs over easy. :)
They rode with us up to Minnesota to visit our family up there and while we were getting groceries at a local grocer I found a box of Oat milk, which I had never heard of before and thought it would be perfect to try in this weeks soap challenge!
When I mixed the lye into the Oat milk it turned a pretty dark orange color. I mixed one egg yolk into the oils and blended it with my stick blender. I added a line of cocoa before adding the final layer of soap. I attempted to make peaked tops however, I need a lot more practice and the soap was setting up to quickly so I scratched that plan!
The essential oils I used was1/4 oz bay rum oils (bay, orange, all spice, cinnamon, Jamaican rum) left over from the alcohol challenge and 1/4 oz orange oil.
While the essential oils I have used before, the Oat milk, egg, and cocoa line were all new ingredients/techniques I've never tried and I can't wait to try out this soap. Thank you so much Amy Warden for all your work in putting this together! I have learned so much and have been inspired by everyone who has participated!