Amazing Egg Oil At Home


Egg oil, also known as egg yolk oil or ovum oil, has been used for well over a millennia for various skin and hair health care applications. The name reflects the fact that it’s made from the yolks of chicken eggs. It’s incredible to me this all natural and effective treatment has been under our noses for so long and hasn’t played a large role in modern, mainstream home remedies. It hasn’t been popular because producing it in the home was a horribly messy process of burning egg yolks to a char, creating terrible smoke and stink until the oil appeared. Now, I have the solution and you can make the most beautiful egg oil yourself and tailor it to your exact needs. This is truly incredible and I’m sure you will love it!

Egg oil is comprised of triglycerides, cholesterol, phospholipids, biotin, lecithin, xanthophylls lutein, zeaxanthin, immunoglobulins. All of these are incredibly important beneficial to our everyday health. The triglycerides include polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids that are essential and proven to aid in maintaining normal and healthy cell growth. Cholesterol as well is essential for healthy skin and hair and works incredibly well with the triglyceride make up of the egg oil to quickly repair damage to foster healing and beauty.



Finding the use of egg yolk oil referenced in history as far back as the 11th century made me very curious about the validity of the breadth of claims made about treatments using egg oil so I got straight to experimenting. After taking a long time figuring out the best way to produce the egg oil I used it unadulterated, as well as combined with various carrier oils, applied to both the skin and hair. The results were fast and amazing, defiantly surpassing anything I was expecting. Interestingly, those suffering from egg allergies can also use egg oil for topical treatment. Egg oil is absent of egg proteins making it safe for externally use on the skin and hair.

Damaged skin like burns, existing scars, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, excessive dryness, chapped nipples and simple irritation can all be treated with egg oil. Egg oil is a wonderful emollient that penetrates the skin easily with the help of the high quality cholesterol, moisturizing, repairing and rejuvenating by delivering exactly what the body needs in an outstanding natural way. Hair treatment with egg oil isn’t simply for enhanced beauty but known to drastically improve health by increasing blood flow, strengthening the hair shaft, softening dry hair, reducing hair fall out, reverting premature graying, as well as adding shine and smoothness. The same egg oil can be used for a hand soak to soften cuticles, reduce peeling and strengthen nails.

Applying the egg oil for either skin or hair treatment is quite easy. It can be used on the skin directly, however, I prefer to combine it with a carrier oil that also positively contributes to the treatment being applied.  Almost anything can be used, but some common carriers are coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, tea tree oil, argan oil, and other complimentary essential oils. For facial treatments the egg oil can be added directly into a homemade mask recipe and applied as usual. For hair treatments as well, you can combine with your choice of carrier or add to a chosen hair mask and leave in for as little as 3-hours or overnight for best results.



Step 1. Make hard boiled the eggs

A dozen eggs should be perfect for personal size run. Submerge eggs in a pot, covering by at least 1-inch, and bring water to a boil. Once water boils, remove from heat, cover with lid, and allow to sit for 30-minutes. After 30-mins, remove eggs from hot water, run cold water over to cool and remove the shells.


Step 2. Remove yolks

Remove yolks like pitting an avocado. Run a knife around the length of the egg, separate the halves like deviled eggs, remove the yolk and set aside.


Step 3. Crumble yokes and dehydrate

Crumble yolks by hand, or mash with utensil, and put into dehydrator. If you don’t have a food dehydrator you can use the oven on the lowest setting until completely dry.

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Step 4. Snack time, make deviled eggs? (optional)

While waiting for yolks to dry make awesome deviled eggs with cheese, guacamole, bacon, and sundried tomatoes. Don’t waste the egg whites!

Step 5. Soak in ethanol

Fill a pint mason jar 1/3 full with the dried yolk crumble, fill with 95% (190-proof) ethanol and secure lid. Allow to soak for 1-3 days in a dark area, not exposed to excessive direct sunlight or heat. Gently shake the jar a few times a day.

Step 6. Filter well.

Use two wire mesh coffee filters for the first pass, then a Buchner funnel for the second pass until you have a crystal-clear alcohol solution containing all the goodness of the egg yolk oil in suspension. If you don’t have filtration equipment just use coffee filters and repeat filtering until crystal clear. Dispose of the separated egg remnants.IMG_4754

Step 7. Perform extraction

Use the Source Turbo by ExtractCraft ( for speed, easy use and to reclaim the expensive ethanol. Put the alcohol solution in the machine and 2-3 hours later you’ll have egg oil ready for use.


Egg oil is great for extraction, especially in the Source Turbo. Even though egg oil can survive high temperatures, it loses bioactivity at those temperatures. Using the Source Turbo to process the oil at low temperatures maintains the maximum amount of healing potential and makes the most powerful medicine possible. Most botanical extractions require attention to temperature exposure, careful management of consistency, and some experience to know the best time to stop the extraction. Making egg oil requires none of that attention because it’s stable at higher temperatures, meaning you can purge it very well in the machine’s comparatively lower temperatures without burning or damaging it.

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Step 8. Prepare for use or storage

If you aren’t going to use right away store in a tube or something that will have little air present and remain air tight. If you know how you will use the oil get crackin’ and enjoy!!

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Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional.  Anything in this post is simply my experience and observations and should not be considered as medical advise. Everyone must make their own well informed decisions and not consider anything in this blog as reliable medical information.



16 thoughts on “Amazing Egg Oil At Home

    1. Totally depends on the potency you are looking for. It’s a concentrate so a little goes a long way. Better to start with less and slowly add because once there is too much you can’t reduce. Also might be a good idea to just do half at first to find the desired ratio and for insurance

      1. My skin is mildly irritate to alcohol. Do the extracted egg oil contain any alcohol? And i believe it is not for internal use. It is true?

      2. The remaining ethanol would be very minimal and once incorporated into a carrier or formulation it would be essentially undetectable. All the applications I know are for external use but it would be all food grade inputs.

      3. I thought normally it’s around 90-95% carrier versus 5-10% essential oils.
        Are you recommending 1:1 ratio with carrier oil?

        How does the egg oil smell? If it smells awful what would you recommend to mask the scent?

        Thank you so much,

      4. Ratios depend on a number of different factors depending on use and need there is no exact right answer. It does not have much of an aroma on its own and even less when combined into a formulation.

  1. OK, turbo it is. My Source Turbo has been shipped from Colorado, so now I’m just waiting for it to arrive. I’m very eager to get it and try it out.

  2. Hello, I just received mine Source Tourbo and would like to make Egg oil.
    Two questions:
    1. How do I know when it is ready to remove from Source Turbo. As I understand, in case of cannabis extraction you remove while it is still in enough liquid form for eassy removal or when temps start to rise and then purge to remove remain alcohol.
    So, should I do the same way with egg extraction?
    2. Is it necessary to mix with carrier oil (and what would be recomended peoportion) or not or what is suggested?

    1. The yoke oil is super robust so it’s not as delicate as cannabis oil, meaning you don’t really have to worry about the extra temp at the end so much. I would suggest taking it out when it’s the viscosity of light cooking oil or so and putting directly into a small Pyrex container. I’ve only used a solid form of coconut oil but I think you can use anything you’d like as the topical base, just experiment with a small amount first. This stuff is so cool, I’m glad you are trying it

  3. Ichibancrafter, I really appreciate your earlier response and this informative post.

    My wife and I are looking specifically to make egg yolk oil, perhaps to start a small home business. I don’t have a chemistry background and I’m still very new in this.

    Most of the products I’ve seen on the market are either dry distilled or cold pressed.

    For Egg Yolk oil specifically, do you recommend solvent extraction?
    Which would yield a better quality oil and be more cost effective?

    1. I don’t think you can cold press egg yolk but maybe…… Dry distillation…..maybe. Heat and solvent are the only methods I know and food-grade
      solvent is the cleanest in my opinion.

  4. hi

    1. That is exactly correct. If you prefer burning eggs to collect the oil as its been done for hundreds of years you are welcome to do so, we just do it differently

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