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J-Soaper

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Powdered Whole Egg, Powdered Egg Yolk, and Powdered Egg White are all readily available and easy to obtain.

What benefit would any of those have for making soap?
 

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The egg soaps I have made all have lots of bubbles and feel quite nice to use. I have also found that if there is Egg in soap made with a bit more CO than my skin normally likes, the egg (probably the protein in the egg) offsets the harshness of the CO.

So, it lends to bubbles and a very nice lather in soaps with less CO, and offsets some harshness of soaps with a higher amount of CO.

Color is another thing that egg yolks bring to the soap. Egg whites lend no color to the soap, so when I want that extra boost but no color, I have used egg white only and still had the extra bubbles & lather with no added color.

But for the best combination, in my experience, the soap with whole egg added was best.

I have not personally used the powdered versions in soap, but I did a bit of hiking in my youth; dehydrated food provided sufficient nutrients to maintain energy for lengthy trips, so I have no doubt it will do the same for soap.
 

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The egg soaps I have made all have lots of bubbles and feel quite nice to use. I have also found that if there is Egg in soap made with a bit more CO than my skin normally likes, the egg (probably the protein in the egg) offsets the harshness of the CO.

So, it lends to bubbles and a very nice lather in soaps with less CO, and offsets some harshness of soaps with a higher amount of CO.

Color is another thing that egg yolks bring to the soap. Egg whites lend no color to the soap, so when I want that extra boost but no color, I have used egg white only and still had the extra bubbles & lather with no added color.

But for the best combination, in my experience, the soap with whole egg added was best.

I have not personally used the powdered versions in soap, but I did a bit of hiking in my youth; dehydrated food provided sufficient nutrients to maintain energy for lengthy trips, so I have no doubt it will do the same for soap.

Thanks for all the information. If I decide to use eggs, I'll purchase the powdered variety -- much easier to use exactly how much I want to use.
 

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