silkworm cleanser finger thingies

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  1. Dec 26, 2016 #1

    milky

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    What the whatttawutwut? New to me! Wasn't sure where to post this and I don't have any idea what to think about it. I don't think silk for soap comes this way. What do you guys think? They aren't the kind of things I'm likely to fiddle with but I could see using them and adding spent ones to batches of soap, assuming they would dissolve.

    https://www.amazon.com/UNKE-Natural-Silkworm-Blackhead-Cleanser/dp/B01MED8PLQ
     
  2. Dec 26, 2016 #2

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    Yup. It's hot fuzz in Asia! Pun intended.
    Haven't use it, but I can picture how it works.

    Just imagine silk act as microfiber clothes / muslin clothes for your face and nose. Theoretically.

    Need some curious soaper who use cocoons ( not silk clothes, or silk peptides ) to report if it actually workable.

    It will dissolve in lye water, but you have to break it into pieces & soak it in water first.
     
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    I read the reviews there and found it quite interesting. I am almost tempted to buy some for my granddaughter to use in her facial cleansing routine.
     
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    yes, but did you see this next item posted at the bottom of the page...

    totally from the whatthewhat?!
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYNMWIS?psc=1

    LOL
     
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    EEEWWW!!
    That would not go well with my cold...
     
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    I like how part of the title is "Beauty Tool 3 Size No Pain."

    Ages ago I was a bicycle messenger in NYC and it was kind of a rule-of-thumb that courier companies were named for what they were not. Perfect Careful Couriers, for example, was thought to be neither perfect nor careful.

    I learned later that this rule is generalizable to a lot of products and services.

    Scooter
     
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    Eek! No pain indeed!
     
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    Unfortunately I am out of cocoons but I will mention they are quite rough which would add exfoliating. Not sure if they will start to loosen their silk since it usually takes boiling to unwind the silk. I would rather stick to Silk Amino Acid, which can be added into emulsified scrubs and lotions. Since I am out of cocoons, which I use for soap, I am going to order a bag and try these, since I recently used my last cocoon and they are considerably less costly versus my regular supplier of cocoons
     
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    Carolyn, I am glad you are going to try them in soap. Curiously awaiting your results. I expect, though the delivery time will be longer than usual, because they are imported.
     
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    ditto - very curious as well.
     
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    I have used cocoons in soap for several years. I add 1-2 cocoons to a 6 lb batch.
     
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    Just an update. I got my cocoons today and they are pristine clean. My local supplier is much more expensive and I have to remove the pupae. These also have no chemical smell as some from China do. Took 2 weeks to get to me in So Cal. Above I mentioned I have used cocoons for several years at 1-2 per 6 lb batch. I should mention since I master batch my lye by the gallon I add in 10-14 cocoons per gallon so it is not exact how many I use. They have to be dissolve in hot lye and is better to cut them in at least quarters in order to get them to dissolve easier. I was paying $28 for 100, these were $17 for 200. Just put another 200 in my cart
     
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    This is exactly why Asian love pointy nose that Caucasian have, Caucasian love tanned skin, southeast Asian or India Indian prefer lighter skin tone...
    (I'm Taiwanese, this is what I have observed how aesthetic of each region / race differs ) most of us want something we don't have... ;)
     
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    Is the new cocoons from alieExpress china? Even if it is mailed via air, the price still beats So Cal.?
     
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