Tussah silk, which is actually a protein produced by the silkworm, will quickly dissolve into your lye water. For a 5 pound batch, a cotton ball sized amount is all you need. Our Tussah silk is cruelty free as the fibers are collected from the cocoons after the silk worms have emerged.
Your soap will have a more shiny appearance and have a general luxurious “silky” feeling to it. The silk has a nice slip to the soap and increased lather. Not to mention, “silk” adds to your label appeal! Talk about luxury!
To see how to dissolve silk in your lye water, watch this brief video on YT:
Bamboo Silk, Tussah Silk