Natural Beauty and Craft Products Using Leftover Egg Yolks

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Now that you’ve made your homemade Egg Beaters, what do you do with all those leftover egg yolks? Homemade facial masks and shampoo is one solution. Another is your own tempera paint (remember that from grade school?)

The mask and shampoo couldn’t be easier. Only fresh egg yolks are required. And we love the way we’re saving money too!

Egg Yolk Facial Mask

The best homemade facial mask that I have used is a raw egg yolk. just apply the raw yolk to your face and neck for 30 minutes and rinse with cool water. The mask is very effective in healing blemishes. Egg yolks are high in vitamin A, which is used in many skincare products designed to target acne. To use egg yolks as a mask, simply break up the yolks with a fork and spread over your face and neck. Leave to dry and then rinse off with cool water.

Egg Yolk Shampoo

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Whisk a few egg yolks and apply them to your hair and scalp, combing through in order to achieve full coverage. Leave the yolks for a few minutes, then rinse out using cold water so you don’t cook the egg.

This method gives hair a natural protein treatment, as well as helping to prevent dandruff due to the sulfur component of egg yolks. Even eating egg yolks is considered good for hair—if you’re worried about cholesterol, feed the yolks to your dog or cat to give them a shiny coat.

Egg Yolk Tempera Painting

Botticelli’s Birth of Venus was painted using an egg-yolk based paint! Mix 1 egg yolk with 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of water, and then add small amounts of pigment. Egg tempera is suitable for painting on wood, cloth and parchment, and produces very clear, easily-altered colors. You can even use egg yolk paint to make design on sugar cookies before baking them.

This website gives step-by-step instructions on making your own tempera paint.

Carol #strivetosimplify

3 Comments

  1. re: Charlie

    I agree. Making Tempera paints is a craft indeed. I think I’ll stick to facials! 🙂

  2. I didn’t realize egg yolks were part of that masterpiece. Amazing. I’ve tried making tempera paintings in the past, but it didn’t turn out so well.

  3. I so much ought to get professionally in gear and create a weblog similar to this one.

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