Italian Silk

Inspiration comes from the most unexpected places.
Silk adds a wonderful slip to soap (no drag) and creates lovely bubbles that rinse of clean – leaving your skin feeling silky smooth. As you know I have taken a hiatus for the month of September and spent that time travelling around Europe. I covered 6 countries for the vacation of a lifetime.

When I travel I am always looking out for experiences and ingredients to inspire beautiful, skin loving soaps that will honour the places I visit. This inspiration was quite unexpected as I was exploring a beautiful, quaint little hilltop town in Italy called Orvieto. We wandered down a cobbled side street and this little weaving machines caught my attention and drew me into the shop. Once inside I started to feel the most beautifully soft scarves I have seen. The owner/weaver started to tell me about the process and through my translation book and embarrassingly poor Italian and her limited English I was able to decipher that the scarves were pure Italian Silk dyed with organic vegetable dyes. Well, a little light bulb went on in my head as I am always on the lookout for good, organic silk for my soaps. I bought one of the scarves and an extra little pom-pom of silk – just enough to make a batch of soap.

As you can guess, it will be a delicate teal/blue/green soap on a white/cream background – with, of course, loads of skin loving olive oil. I mean really, how can you make Italian Silk Soap without Olive oil.
No silk worms will be injured in the making of this beautiful bar.
However, a few olives may get squashed. Hmm, the scent will be light and airy and remind me of sunshine.

One Response to Italian Silk

  1. Carol seislove May 12, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    What was the name of the weaver’s shop? Trying to find name so I can contact…I was there last week and did not get a card.

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