Week 11 Soap Challenge
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!
6/2/2012 10:38:07 pm
A very lovely soap. I'd love to know how egg soap turns out. I've seen a lot of people using egg, but I've never tried. Now I'm going to have to get a move on and make a soap with egg. Yours turned out so pretty, x Linda
6/3/2012 03:39:39 am
I've done a cocoa line once before, but I like your line being higher up on the soap. Adding that to my growing "gotta try this" pages in my soap journal. I have not tried egg before, but have a facial soap made by a friend with egg white in it and I really like the firming quality, so I bet egg yoke would be a great add in ingredient as well. I just purchased whole oats to make oats milk and colloidal oatmeal - I had no clue you could buy oat milk !! And I'm in Minnesota, so I bet one of our stores that offers organics would carry it. The color of your soap is really beautiful as well. ~Suzy
6/3/2012 06:56:31 am
I really like oat milk in soap but I've never tried an egg. Love the look of your soap and love the cocoa line!
6/3/2012 01:39:54 pm
Wow, Vicki!! What a great soap!! I have yet to try an oat milk or egg yolk soap - sounds positively wonderful! The cocoa line gives a lot of interest as well. :) Thank you so much for your participation in the challenges!
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