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I am looking for a recipe for a shampoo bar someone mentioned to me once- Egg Yolk Shampoo Bar. Supposed to be super moisturizing for the hair, any soapers out there have a recipe for this? Or something similar... Thanks alot!

-- Terri in NS (, February 05, 2001


Terri, I don't have such a recipe but if you get it and it works, please post back and let us know. One thing I would like to say is that the shampoo bars I have tried always left a film on my hair no matter how much I rinsed. I found that I needed to use a cider vinegar rinse. For those of you who have young children in the public school system you might try the cider vinegar rinse on your kids after every shampoo to prevent lice. According to Rebekah Pearl "it works". She lived amongst some native people in Indonesia [I think] who ALL had lice and she never got them. I don't know if PS's are still having problems with lice, scabies, etc but when my children were still in them they did.

-- Artie Ann Karns (, February 05, 2001.

Well this isn't the egg yolk one. I will see what i can find on that, but here is a moisturizing shampoo bar to try. If you are a beginning soup maker and would like step by step instructions, just drop me a line and i will send them to you.

10 oz. coconut oil

6 oz. tallow

4 oz. castor oil

34 oz. olive oil

7 oz. lye

20 1/2 oz. water

5 drops of chamomile oil for light hair or rosemary oil for dark hair~optional

you don't use a conditioner with this. One isn't needed. Also if you want you can add some lemon juice to the rinse water to help it rinse clear.

-- Shau Marie (, February 06, 2001.

Well I could not sleep so i dug out my binder of recipes. i have many shampoo bar recipes and to save typing time will ask that if anyone is interested to email me. I should add that Cedarwood and many other essential oils add lovely scent.

-- Shau Marie (, February 06, 2001.


Egg Yolk Soap

10 ounces Palm Oil 4 ounces Coconut Oil 2 ounces Olive Oil 8 ounces water 2 ounces lye 3-4 egg yolks to weigh 2 ounces.

Mix lye and water. Set aside to cool. Melt Palm and Coconut oils together, set aside to cool. When oils are at 110 degrees and lye water is at 100 degrees, gently pour lye into oils. Mix until soap traces. Mix egg yolks and olive oil together. Carefully mix traced soap mixture into egg and oil mix, stir carefully. Continue until about 4 ounces of soap have been mixed into the egg and oil. Add the egg and soap mixture slowly back into the main soap mix, pour into molds, allow to stand covered and out of drafts for 48 hours. Remove form molds, cut as needed, and allow to age open to air, 2-3 weeks.

I hope these directiona are not confussing. I think everyone has their way of doing things, but the basics are there.

-- Shau Marie (, February 06, 2001.

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