Silk Road Soap

Silk Road Soap
Batch DateJanuary 27, 2018

Primary Ingredients

IngredientQuantityPercentageSaponification ValueKOH Addition (Grams)NaOH Addition (Grams)
Avocado Oil3.2 ouncesCalculating...0.186
Castor Oil3.2 ouncesCalculating...0.18
Coconut Oil (76 deg)6.4 ouncesCalculating...0.257
Grapeseed Oil4.8 ouncesCalculating...0.181
Lard, Pig Tallow (Manteca)11.2 ouncesCalculating...0.198
Shea Butter3.2 ouncesCalculating...0.179

Distilled Water12.16 ounces
Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)124.3 grams

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Special Ingredients

2 teaspoons sodium lactate, a cotton ball sized puff of Tussah silk fiber, 1 teaspoons titanium dioxide pigment, ½ teaspoon green chrome oxide pigment, 1.6 oz. mandarin myrrh fragrance oil, .2 oz. pink grapefruit fragrance oil.


In the hot lye water solution dissolve the silk fibers. Add the sodium lactate to the cooled lye water mixture. Add the lye water to the oils and bring to a trace. Stir in fragrance oils. Separate one third of the mixture and color with the white colorant and color the remainder with the green colorant. Swirl the white mixture into the green mixture bowl and then pour into mold. Cut the soap bars and let cure for 4 weeks before using.

Batch Notes

The addition of the silk makes the soap feel softer (sort of like the difference between hard and soft water).