We have all heard how amazing the incredible edible egg is for us to eat, but what about for external uses? There are so many great all-natural beauty products available on the market today. Many of them come with a hefty price tag to boot. What if I told you, stop buying them? It’s not only possible to make your own, but you can also make higher-quality fresh products with your eggs. The price point comes in much lower than typical commercial products. I will share with you a few recipes for high-quality homemade egg-based body products.
Let’s Start with Egg Facial Masks
For Dry Skin: Mix together the following ingredients to compile the perfect mask for facial dryness.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
For Oily Skin: Blend together the following to produce a wonderful oil reducing mask.
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbsp oatmeal
- 1/4 of a banana
- 1 tsp raw local honey (optional)
Under Eye Puffy Reducer
1 egg white beaten till fluffy, simply placed under the eyes in the evening before bed.
- 1 Yolk
- 2 tbsp glycerin or baby oil will work
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla or essential oil of your choice for fragrance (optional)
Mix together the following in a saucepan to simmer. Stir as needed till the mixture has thickened to lotion consistency, remove from heat. Place lotion in the fridge for storage. Toss unused lotion after two weeks.
In a small glass container mix together the following items shaking them well. Soak a cotton ball with the solution and massage onto your face.
- 2 tsp rose-water
- 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
- 5 drops of egg oil
Moisturizer for eczema and dermatitis
Massage the following concoction onto your skin directly after your shower to the troubled area.
- 3 drops of tea tree oil
- 3 drops of egg oil
- 1 tsp olive oil
The true benefits of the external use of eggs:
Vitamin B2 plays a huge role in maintaining valuable collagen levels. We require collagen to maintain healthy skin and hair among other things. Some research suggests that sufficient B2 levels help decrease wound healing times. Also known to naturally slow the signs of aging. It’s a good thing that eggs have so much B2.
Egg oil has been used for hundreds of years to treat burns, skin ulcers, ringworm, dandruff, and etc. Egg oil can be extracted from the yolk using a heating method, it takes fifty eggs to produce just five ounces of oil. Due to the low yield of oil extracted per egg, egg oil is expensive to purchase.
Extracting Egg Oil:
So, we discussed egg oil, how can you extract it right at home?
- Hard boil 6 eggs for 15-20 minutes
- After cooling peel the eggs
- Separate the yolks and place in a small frying pan
- Mash the yolks as finely as possible
- Over low heat, cook the mash, until it appears dark and begins to have a smoke smell.
- While stirring and mashing the mixture from time to time, continue heating. When all the proteins are burnt black and the oil is oozing remove from heat. This takes a long while and it does put off a high smoke smell. If you have an outdoor burner on your grill, it works well so your house doesn’t smell.
- Allow the mixture to rest until it becomes room temperature.
- Now find yourself a very fine strainer or some synthetic cheesecloth to place over a mason jar. Cotton cloth absorbed part of the oil which will sadly be wasted. Pour the mixture through the strainer and allow the oil to collect in your jar. You may need to strain a few times till your oil appears clear of all solid particles. The oil should appear clear and translucent when finished.
- Seal your jar and you’re all done. The oil will remain sterile and good to use for up to three years in the fridge or one year at room temperature. Always use a sterile dropper or spoon to remove oil as needed to ensure sterilization.
*Before you decide to make any of the following products be sure you have no allergies to any of the ingredients. Eggs, as well as other ingredients, can be an allergy risk for some of the population. So, be careful who you share your products with the last thing you want to do is make someone ill.