Saturday, June 30, 2012

Shampoo Bar.....

Yesterday I made my first shampoo bar. I formulated the recipe and got to soaping. Then somewhere midstream I decided to add egg yolk, and then I decided I wanted a bit more peppermint EO so I put a few extra drops mid mix. Good thing I keep good notes or I would of never known what I put in it.. ha ha

I only made a small batch to test it out. I put lanolin in it and I have never soaped with it before so we will see how it goes. A fellow soaper shared a shampoo bar recipe and she used lanolin so I said, "What the heck? Why not?". I had 3 jars of lanolin that I intended to make some lotion or body butter but hadn't gotten a chance to get to it so I already had it and needed to use it. I've been wanting to soap with it and here was my chance.

It's still sitting in my Pringle's can mold. I made a little soap ball to watch the progress and it's still slightly soft so I will wait to unmold and cut it till tomorrow.

Stay tuned..


  1. Sounds like this should make a nice shampoo bar, Kim! I haven't tried to make a shampoo soap bar yet, but I have a recipe for one that includes egg yolk, too. And I love peppermint. Can't wait to hear how it turns out for you!

    1. Hey Jenny! I need to put up pictures and the results of the bar. It came out super soft. I think it was the lanolin. I've never used it before and from what I hear it does not saponify. It does lather so we will see how it is after it has cured for a few weeks. I think it is back to the drawing board for the shampoo bar... lol