How Turkish Silk Exfoliators Are Made

How Turkish Silk Exfoliators Are Made

By: Hanna Heic | October 18, 2023

Ready to dive into the glamorous world of Turkish Silk Exfoliators? These skincare wonders are more than just your average exfoliation tool  they are a fabulous blend of tradition, tech, and total luxury. In this blog, we are about to spill the tea on how these dazzling beauties come to life.

Tukish Silk Exfoliators: The Silk Saga

Hold onto your skincare caps because we are about to unveil the behind-the-scenes magic that transforms raw silk into your favourite skin-softening ✨secret weapon. Picture a mix of pampering, craftmanship, and a dash of fabulousness, and you've got EMRYS Original Turkish Silk Exfoliators.

Silk Scene: Eggs to Silky Stars

Sericulture is a fancy way of talking about how we round up those silkworms and get the good stuff from their cocoons. 

You see, the lady silkmoths are like supermoms, laying a bunch of eggs – we're talking 300 to 500 at once! Those eggs don't hang around as eggs for too long; they hatch into little silkworms. We give these little critters a comfy, controlled space, and before you know it, they level up into full-blown caterpillars. 🐛💫

Here's the scoop: Silkworms are serious leaf lovers, especially when it comes to munching on mulberry leaves. The chow down continuously to reach their full potential, which is roughly about 3 inches in size, that takes around 6 weeks.

When they hit their growth spurt, they take a break from the buffet and start raising their heads. It's like their way of saying "I'm ready to spin!" 🐛✨

Now here's where the real magic happens. They attached themselves securely to a frame, and the silk-spinning extravaganza begins. They spin their silk cocoon by moving their bodies in a figure-8 motion we're talking about 300,000 times! This marathon typically goes on for about 3 to 8 days.

Believe it or not, each silkworm crafts a solitary strand of silk, but it's a whopping 100 meters long! And here's the cool part; it is all held together with a natural gum called sericin 🌟

We thought about adding a picture, but let's face it, not everyone's a fan of worm pics 🤢 So, we've gone with something easier on the eyes!


Unveiling The Threads


Now picture this: once those silkworms have worked their cocoon-spinning magic, they cozy up inside it. That's our cue to get those silk threads out.

The journey starts with the selection of the silkiest, most luxurious silk fibers around. These find threads are chosen for their softness, top-tier quality, and ability to be woven into a gentle yet effective exfoliating cloth.


So, the cocoons take a dip in boiling water. This hot bath softens things up and dissolves the gum that's keeping the cocoon together. It's a super important step because it ensures the threads stay smooth and unbroken. Each thread is then gently unwound from the cocoon, one long strand at a time, and wound ontol a reel. Some of that sericin might stick around to protect the fibers during processing, but don't worry, a little soap and boiling water usually does the trick to wash it away. 🚿🕊️

The Traditional Weaving Process


The heart of Turkish Silk Exfoliators lies in the traditional weaving process. Silk threads are meticulously woven together by skilled artisans, often using age-old techniques passed down through generations. This craftmanship ensures that the exfoliating cloth is not only soft to the touch but also durable and able to withstand repeated use.

Quality Control, Baby!

The Original Turkish Silk Exfoliators, in their natural state, exhibit a unique and season-dependent coloration. The changing seasons, specifically the weather conditions during the growth and silk production phases, contribute to the range of natural colours found in these exfoliators. These colours can vary from subtle shades of beige to delicate hues of pink.

Each exfoliator undergoes through inspection to ensure it meets the highest standards of quality, both in craftmanship and safety. This meticulous approach guarantees that you receive a product that is gentle on your skin and ready to tackle these dead skin cells like a champ 🏆

Pack It Up, It's Showtime!


Once the Silk Exfoliators are done getting their glam on, they are then packaged like VIPs. The packaging isn't just about protection; it's about making a statement. These babies are more than just skincare tools; they are pieces of Turkish artistry.

A Celebration of Culture & Beauty


A very accurate portrayal of a typical hamam © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

We considered displaying an artwork portraying a traditional Turkish bathhouse featuring female figures but decided against it due to its nudity. However, it is important to note that both men and women use these bathhouses, emphasizing the focus on cleanliness and well-being. Toxic masculinity who?

Also, peep the glove in the painting! 👀

The next time you pamper yourself with a Turkish Silk Exfoliator, remember that you are not just doing a skincare routine  you are celebrating the rich history and tradition of Turkey. These exfoliators are a tribute to the centuries of craftmanship that have made them a cherished part of skincare rituals.

So we'd like to thank YOU 🫶🏻 for choosing us, and for appreciating the artistry & culture in pursuit of radiant skin 💧

Slay it, babe!