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gina boyd
tussah silk

I love love this product!! I make every batch of CP soap with it!!

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crumbly soap after silk

I would like to know how much a "pinch" of Tussah silk is because my pinch per pound of soap must've been too much because when I cut my loaf it had crumbly areas that looked like colby cheese. I made sure I dissolved the fibers in very hot lye solution and mashed all the fibers against the side of the container. I could still see tiny filaments when I poured into oils. Was I supposed to strain them out? Also a little warning about using hard oils as noted by an earlier reviewer would be appreciated. Bottom line, it ruined the entire loaf. Now I don't even know if I can rebatch it.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
A pinch of Tussah Silk Fibers is a bit hard to describe though you can see a good example of the amount used in our Silky Berry Cold Process Soap tutorial.

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Love it!

I have used silk in my goat milk soap for years and love it! I get raves about how non-drying my soap is, and it makes the soap even more beautiful. Inexpensive to use and easy to dissolve in lye solution.


Can you use this in melt and pour soap?

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So smooth! LOVE, LOVE LOVE!!!

I started using silk last year in my soaps and I will never soap without it. It's good to know BB gets the silk after the insect has emerged, unlike others who harvest it while the insect is still in it. The price is comparable to the others who actually kill the bugger, so it seems only right to purchase it here. Since a little goes a long way a small bag lasts a really long time. I use about a cotton ball sized piece, cut up really small, for a 6lb loaf. It makes the soap glossy and the bubbles so smooth and silky. The down side is I can't use it in 100% goats milk soaps, since it needs the boiling heat to break down. The liquid is just too expensive for me. If I was willing to only use 1/2 gm and 1/2 water it would work fine, but I notice the gm soap is better at 100%. That's just my personal preference, I'm sure others could use it in their gm soaps if they used powder gm with oils or 1/2 & 1/2 gm/water.