About a year ago I started using canola in place of OO. I love it.. its inexpensive but still makes a good soap and I just made a soap with aloe juice I cant wait until it cures to try it out! Other than my honey and Hempseed oil soap...I've never put sugar in my soap. it helps with bubbles, yes?I now use canola and have tried aloe vera juice and sugar.
My next several soaps since that post and beyond will be made with masterbatch lye that has cornsilk in it. So far, it's too soon to tell if I will notice a difference between it an silk.I have used corn silk, but I gathered it myself from corn on the cob, so since we don't eat cob corn much, I have only tried it once. I can't say I noticed any difference between it and silk. So in that respect, I'd say it was successful.
But you can also buy corn silk without the cob at various online stores.