I have seen a lot of instruction on how to add tussah silk to recipes however, my local supplier only has silk powder. How much should I add ppo and do I add it to the hot lye, cool lye or just blend it in with my oils?
I've just always done it that way. I probably read it somewhere and just continued it. I've not tried it a different way to say it makes a difference. However, it usually totally dissolves and I've not had and clumps of silk. I do strain my lye (again out of habit). I think the water just weighs it down some and it's not so fluffy. I just tear it though and don't snip it or anything.Shunt, I tried soaking the fibers in water before adding to the hot lye liquid, but I did not find that it made a difference with respect to how fast/how much dissolved (mine usually does, although not always, if not I just strain the lye liquid before adding to the oils.) I am not sure if I am doing something wrong, is there some kind of trick to this one?
This recipe uses 1 tsp. silk powder ppo: http://www.humblebeeandme.com/green-tea-and-silk-soap/Thank-you so much for the info. I have already bought the silk powder so I am eager to hear how to use it. I am having trouble finding anything.