Liquid Silk - Our liquid silk is simply silk amino acids dissolved in water. It's easy to add just that special touch to your products with a usage rate of 5% in lotions and soap. Since the liquid silk is already dissolved, there's no special dissolving procedure involved when using this product.
Ingredients: Botanical Name: Aqua/Eau/Water, Silk Amino Acids, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Sodium BenzoateCommon Name: Hydrolyzed Silk Water
Liquid silk smells like soy sauce because of the amino acids in it. If you buy amino acids in the store, they all smell the same. The products I have made using the Liquid Silk have never been effected by the smell because the usage rate is so small. As far as the cost is concerned, a little goes a long way, I've found, so it is actually my most cost-effective ingredient that I use.
I have read every review and am worried because no one commented on the way this stuff smells! I have had this for a little while but I am too afraid to use it because I don't know if that smell can be masked. It smells like the sauce that you use to marinate steaks. Can anyone tell me if this is normal and if I should use extra fragrance oil to cover it?
For those of you who use this in hair conditioner, what percentage do you use?
At a usage rate of 5% this product is just way too expensive to be cost effective. I tried a 1 oz. bottle since one reviewer stated she noticed a difference in her soaps using just one teaspoon per 5 # batch. I did not notice a difference at all using such a small amount. I think purchasing the Tussah silk fibers and taking the extra step of dissolving them in my lye solution would be the better way to go and will be the next thing I try. Sorry, but I just don't think this is worth the money, at least not in cold process soap anyway.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Vicki! I'm sorry you find this product to be too expensive. We found it adds a luxurious silky feel in soap when used at 5%. Though the Tussah Silk Fiber is another great option while being cost effective! Find out more about these two products in our Saturday Night Spotlight: Liquid Silk & Tussah Silk Fibers blog post.
I used this at 1% in my lotion recipe and then applied my lotion without it on the right side and my new batch with it on the left side (for many days several times a day) and could not tell the difference in the feel of my skin, the look of my skin or in the application itself. This product gets rave reviews. Perhaps 1% is not enough in lotion? For the cost, I would need to really feel the difference to justify the purchase. Not the magic I had expected.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Marcie! I'm sorry you didn't notice a difference in your lotion after using this product. We love our Liquid Silk and the extra silkiness it adds to both lotions and soaps! You can use it up to 5% in lotions so you may get more noticeable results if you up your usage.
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