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miryhn
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« on: June 18, 2011, 06:53:41 PM »

This is my standard recipe that I use over and over. I don't know where I got it, I kept very poor notes at the time that I first made this one unfortunately.

It's got a creamy, silky feel and is plenty hard to show detail if you use fancy molds.

30% coconut oil
30% palm oil
25% olive oil
10% castor oil
5% shea butter
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 07:10:33 PM »

Hi miryhn!  Looks like that one probably produces a ton of lather too with 10% castor.  Lately I have been using castor at around that % too just cuz I love what it does to the lather. 

Have you ever used silk in soap?  That kind of gives the bar a, for lack of a better word, "silky feel" as well. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 07:20:05 PM »

No, I haven't used silk, but I've seen recipes that actually said to cut a 1" square of silk fabric and throw it into the lye solution. I've been tempted to try that as unorthodox as it sounds. I've also got some natural, unbleached silk worm cocoons that I have from a misguided attempt at spinning silk yarn. I've been tempted to throw one of them into a lye solution but I've been too chicken.

If one were to use a liquid silk protein, what percentage would be recommended and when should it be added?
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 07:30:55 PM »

Ha... been there done that.  I actually went on this big scavenger hunt for natural silk... led me to Philadelphia.  I found some silk that was supposedly "natural" but it was in sheet/material form.  When I added it to the lye it didn't dissolve at all.  

Found out you need the raw stuff.  I use tussah noil silk fibre.  It is pretty much raw silk straight from the cacoon.  What you have may work!  I add about the size of a cotton ball for a 5lb batch of soap.

Hope this helps!

forgot to mention... never used the liquid silk protein before, so unfortunately, can't help you there.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 08:31:27 PM »

Thanks! Eventually I will give this a shot and let everyone know if it worked.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011, 08:35:13 PM »

Hi,

I've used tussah noil silk fibre twice in CP soap.  The first time I used quite a lot and it made the soap a bit too slippery.  The second time I used just over a thumbnail's worth for a 500gr tester batch and it worked.  Lovely silky lather.   I put it in the lye and stirred until it dissolved.

Theresa
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 06:49:12 AM »

Thank you Steve. I am brand new to soap making and I appreciate the recipe!
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011, 07:31:42 AM »

Hi Theresa!  That's how I use mine too.  Just put in lye and let it dissolve.  Do you find that it has kind of a sweet smell to it?  Haven't used silk for a while, but I remember it having almost a sugary smell to it.

Hi Angie!  That's actually Miryhan's recipe... Looks like a good one! 
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2011, 10:52:44 AM »

I am looking for a recipe that uses Sweet Almond Oil.  Does anyone have a good recipe to use for CP?  Thanks
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 04:38:48 AM »

Hi there!

With almond sweet, I made this one a few hours ago:

Coconut oil 20%
Almond Sweet oil 12%
Olive oil 40%
Shea Butter oil 10%
Castor oil 8%
Stearic Acid 5%
Palm 5%
Water and NaOH

At trace:
7% Superfat with Hemp Oil, Canola Oil, Cameline Seed Oil
5% EO: Orange Sweet, Bitter Orange, Ginger, Tangerine (Yellow), Litsea Citrata, Myrrhe, Benzoin, Frankincense, Tonka Bean.
Martinique Honey

It gives a yellow/orange creamy soap. <3 <3 <3

I forgot to tell you, it's based on Steve's fabulous Honey Oatmeal soap Wink
I fell in love when reading it and I had to try it my way!!!

Beautiful recipe Steve, I keep yours at hand for tomorrow's soaps.
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2011, 11:24:13 AM »

The beauty of Tussah silk is it's harvested after the silk worm has left the cocoon...very animal friendly, and also although only a good pinch is needed should any not dissolve in the lye then it's certainly dispersed by the time the stick blender has done it's job! Love the stuff - and it's very easily obtained at an unbelievably cheap price from ebay, you get loads for your money.
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2011, 02:59:09 PM »

hi all. I use tussah silk in some of my soaps and it gives a wonderful feel. I have also used sea silk in my soaps and the feeling is just as wonderful. I'm from england and I buy mine from aromantic.co.uk
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2011, 06:11:09 PM »

I use hydrolyzed silk protein in my soap at a 1/4 tsp per pound.  Raw silk fiber I think is less expensive but I keep forgetting to order it.
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2011, 08:02:01 AM »

Wow--great looking soap recipes--thanks for sharing! Grin
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2011, 07:57:19 PM »

Here is a link where you can find tussah  noil silk fiber cruelty-free.
I hope it helps you to decide to use it! It gives you a great soap, believe me!

http://store.scent-works.com/tusnoilsilfi.html

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