Adding silk to soap

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by pourfolkes, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. pourfolkes

    pourfolkes New Member

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    I thought that I read here at one time that you could take a piece of a silk shirt or tie and add it to the lye water when you make soap. Does anyone have the link to that post or is anyone familiar with this? Thanks
     
  2. kidsngarden

    kidsngarden New Member

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    Cindy on homesteaders posted about it. Do a search in the soap section.

    Bethany
     

  3. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Vicki does but was on the old forum and not saved
     
  4. Carolyn

    Carolyn New Member

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    HMM very interesting. Carolyn
     
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  6. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    Hi Carolyn, how are you....for living so close to me I hear form you less than anyone!

    I have tried this, with a silk scarf and silk fibers I purchased, it was the first time I learned about vegan folks who won't wear silk and certainly not use soap with it in it :) Those poor little silk worms treated like slaves spinning silk for the master and all :)

    It also did nothing to the soap, nothing.

    If you can work it into some sort of label appeal, the eaisiest way I found of using it was to simply add it to your lye water, let the lye eat it, and then stir it in. Vicki
     
  7. Narrow Chance

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    I'm with you on this one too Vicki.. it did nothing for the soap. Was a pain in the royal to get to desolve.. and I had to remove what was left that didn't desolve.
    I used Tussian Silk Fibers.. was suppose to make the soap silky.
    Not to be tooting my horn.. but my GM soap is silky already. ;)

    Rett

    P.S.
    I have plenty.. if you would like to try some. PM me your address.. and I'll send you some.
    That goes for anyone else who would like some.