Why use raw Mulberry silk exfoliating mitts?

raw mulberry silk mitt from bloom habits

What is raw Mulberry silk?

Mulberry silk is a well-known type of silk. It is harvested from the cocoons of the Bombyx mori, a famous silk butterfly. The butterfly and its worms live on an exclusive diet of mulberry leaves, hence the name mulberry silk.

"Raw silk" refers to silk yarn of which the sericine, the natural gum that protects the silk fiber, has not been removed by boiling the mulberry silk. In other words, it is in its most natural form, where the yarn used to make the silk fabric is uneven that gives the fabric a slightly coarse yet smooth texture. However, not all raw Mulberry silks are created equal. They are graded into: 6A (best quality), 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, A, B, C, D, E, F and those not eligible to rank. 

Now that we know what raw Mulberry silk is and where it came from, here are just few of the reasons why using it is beneficial:

  • Deep cleansing and body exfoliation
       Exfoliation removes all unwanted dirt, grime, and dead skin cells. Better than loofahs and plastic bath lilies, its smooth texture with some bumps make it suitable for deep yet gentle body exfoliation. Exfoliating not only promotes healthy skin turnover, it also preps your skin for a smooth surface if you use self tanners or if you just want better absorption of skin products. Use of raw silk mitt is also found to be helpful for keratosis pilaris, a harmless skin condition that causes dry, rough patches and tiny bumps, often on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks.
  • Better for the environment
       Who knew that opting for raw Mulberry silk mitt is a simple step you can take to reduce plastic waste? You get the best skin benefits and you make Mother nature happy. Definitely a win-win!
  • Antibacterial
        Given the structure of raw silk fabric, its "pores" allows for better drying after use. Hence, it does not harbor bacteria unlike your regular loofah. 


 In Bloom Habits' Exfolia Glow Bath Kit, a highest grade 6A raw Mulberry silk mitt is paired with our Ultra-Bright Retinol Serum Bar which is made up of highest quality active ingredients, helping you exfoliate and brighten while making your skin microbiome balanced and well-moisturized.


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