This is an easy shot of elegance to give your soaps. Pure silk fiber will easily dissolve when you add it to the lye water for cold-process (CP) soap. It adds a richness and silky texture to the lather and a cachet to your label!
You don't need much at all. We use a piece that's about the size of a cotton ball in my 50-bar batches. That means we'll get between 2000 and 2500 bars of soap from just ONE ounce of silk! It's so simple to use. Just add the silk to your water before you add the lye; stir as you normally would. Allow to cool as usual, and stir to break up any remaining fibers. If there are any slight threads remaining, they'll break up after you add the lye water to your oils.
This is the raw fiber, just as it's unraveled from silk cocoons; it's not yarn and it's not fabric. Its' naturally a tan color, but won't discolor your soaps. It also has no odor in finished soap.
Our Tussah Noil Silk is cruelty-free and has been collected from silkworms *after* they have emerged from their cocoons (and *NOT* boiled alive like silver long-grain or Bombyx silk).