Dear Customer,

Due to the rising costs of administering small orders, we are instituting a policy for minimum orders of $100, in our efforts to keep costs to as low as possible and offer the best wholesale pricing in the industry.

For orders less than $100, a small order administration fee of $20 will apply. This policy will be effective February 3rd, 2014. We truly regret any inconvenience that this might cause.

Kind Regards,

Alex B. Thomas

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Silk Peptide

Average Product Rating: 4.9 / 5 (Based on 20 Customer Reviews)

Silk Peptides are a highly purified grade of natural silk power, processed in such a way as to retain the original physical structure and chemical composition of silk. This is a 100% natural silk protein, in a fine powder form for ease of use. It also has the unusual quality of holding and releasing moisture depending on the temperature and humidity of the surroundings. This product is easy to use, as it bonds well with essential oils, fragrant oils, colors and base materials used in skin and hair care. It is also stable over a wide range of pH levels again confirming the suitability of Silk Peptide for personal treatment products. Recommended usage rate is between 2-5% by weight.

INCI: Hydrolyzed Silk

Silk Additives – Which one is the right one?

Silk Powder, Silk Peptide, Silk Amino Acids; which one is best for your formulation? All of them contain 18 different amino acids, all come from the cocoon of the silk worm, and all have a chemical composition that is very close to that of human skin and hair making them a wonderful source of nourishment and maintenance.

The real difference is the size of the particles, which impacts water solubility and how deeply each one can penetrate the hair and skin. The more deeply it penetrates, the greater the therapeutic qualities but you’ll lose some of the much coveted look and feel it provides on the surface.

Silk Peptide is the next size down from the powder and has better water solubility. Being a more refined product, its particle size allows it to penetrate the skin and hair thereby giving it a more therapeutic aspect to go along with appearance enhancements. The shine, elasticity, and smooth feel it provides to hair become apparent after it dries and turns into a protective crystalline film that is less sticky than collagen or keratin. Upon penetrating the skin, Silk Peptide helps to retain moisture and control the growth of melanin as well as still providing an attractive sheen.

Application: Silk Peptide can be used in a wide variety of products such as shampoo, conditioner, hair treatment, body wash, body lotion, cleaner, toner, makeup foundation, lipstick, mascara, color cosmetics.

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Terms of Use

Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including the intellectual property rights of third parties.

The certifications, statements and product descriptions shown on this website are strictly for information purposes only. The information in this document is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by New Directions Aromatics Inc. as to the fitness for any use.

Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

The liability of New Directions Aromatics Inc. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or delays regarding an order, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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• You can feel confident that New Directions Aromatics has a proven track record of delivering the very best products at market leading prices. We purchase in large volumes and warrant some of the best pricing in the industry from our suppliers. We then pass these savings on to you!

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• We are so confident in the quality of our products that we offer a 15-Day Money Back Guarantee. Any item can be returned within 15 days of receipt of shipment for a full refund on the cost of goods (excluding shipping charges). See our "Policies" section for more details.

• We know that quality means everything to You that is why we have industry leading Quality Assurance policies in place to ensure that the product You receive is of the highest quality. Our in house lab technicians use the very latest in testing equipment to verify every product that comes into our warehouse.

• 1000's of Customers choose New Directions as their supplier of choice for our unparalleled customer service, check our BizRate rating to see that in 2008 we had one of the highest score ratings in the industry.

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Submited By: Anna from Chattanooga, Tennessee on
Loyal Customer Since: 2014
Rating: Star

Ever since it arrived in the mail, just about every formulation I've concocted has contained silk peptides. I just love the way it makes things feel. Once I run out, I am definitely ordering more.
Submited By: Cindy from Vesper, Wisconsin on
Loyal Customer Since: 2013
Rating: Star

I love, love, love this stuff! I use it in my shampoo bars and it is fabulous! My hubby makes soap with me and we both love the smell of this stuff so everyone is different. I mix it with a little GM and use a tea frothier to blend it and it is simple to use. This is great for your hair. Thank you N.D. for the wonderful product!
Submited By: Jennifer from Dexter, Kentucky on
Loyal Customer Since: 2013
Rating: Star

This is my secret weapon - I put it in everything! It's amazing! I only wish I could find something similar that's oil soluble so I can truly put it in everything I make. It has a sweet/spicy scent that absolutely does not come out in the final formulation. You also only need to use a very small amount to get an amazing result!
Submited By: Christine from Brooklyn, New York on
Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: Star

Amazing product! I use this mainly in my hair conditioners, and it makes my afro textured hair incredibly soft- a very difficult feat! A must have for silky and soft perfection. I also use it in melt and pour soaps and it gives skin a satin-like finish. A hit for homemade products for birthdays and the holidays!
Submited By: Elisabeth from Caledon East, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

The smell is something awful but like the previous reviewer said it's easily masked with EOs and it yields amazing results.
Submited By: Suzanne from Quakertown, Pennsylvania on
Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: Star

Added this to shampoo and conditioner. Wow! Hair is so much softer.
Submited By: Michanda from Southfield, Michigan on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

I have finally took the leap and ordered my new favorite hair care MUST HAVE!!! It is a little messy, and doesnt have to best of smells... BUT... the end results are amazing! I'm more than happy with my purchase! THANK YOU!!
Submited By: Lekenda from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

I have purchased this product several times and for good reason: this stuff is awesome. I use it in my silk soap, I add it to the organic body wash base and its a wonderful addition to a couple of hair products I make.
Submited By: Frances from Grove City, Pennsylvania on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

I really have to say that I learn more from the reviews on any of the products. I have placed 2 orders so far and love all. More reviews I read the more I learn about looking at other products and the cycle of learning continues. I have been to other websites but no reviews on on the products. I leave and come back here. Can't have a better sales people then customers that love the products and willing to share their knowledge with newbies like me. Make me more secure with my purchases.
Submited By: Terri from Atlanta, Georgia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

Great product. Adds soft, silky :) feel to my lotions, creams & hair products. I wish it were in a different package because although resealable, once opened, this is so fine & lightweight, it gets all over the place and is hard to contain. Maybe I will put it in a sealable tub.
Submited By: Jenn from Vancouver, British Columbia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I've started using this in my daily face lotion and it does seem to have good moisturizing properties. I can apply in the morning and my dry skin stays soft all day.
Submited By: Az from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I add this to masks for refining and hydrating. Love this product! Can't wait to see what else I can use it in...
Submited By: Laura from Lakeville, Massachusetts on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

I agree that this does not have a pleasant aroma, but it completely disappears when added to any formulation. I love how meticulous New Directions is about packaging their raw matierials, and I am very pleased with this product.
Submited By: Anetra from Richmond, Virginia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

I add this to some of my luxury CP soap recipes and I must say it provides the lather with an exquisitely creamy texture - so much that I don't want to get out of the shower. In my opinion it stinks, but once dissolved into your product, it is odorless. I love this silk!
Submited By: Veronica from Akron, Ohio on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

I just used this product in my first leave-in conditioner. I am absolutely in love with it. The softness was noticable right away. The only thing keeping me from giving it an excellent is the fact that the powder has a very strong odor, however using an E/O or F/O completely covered it.
Submited By: Brenda from Havana, Florida on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

Great product. I added to my hair conditioner for supper softness now I just need to create a great lotion.
Submited By: Anne from St-constant, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Easy to use. I add it in lotions, shampoos. It leaves a nice smooth feeling. Good price too
Submited By: Nelly from Montreal, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Extreemly easy and versatile product to use. Give a smooth texture to lotions, leaving the skin soft. Also a must for haircare products, making hair stronger and softer without the use of nasty silicones.
Submited By: Christine E from Ada, Ohio on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

I added this to liquid soap, and it's very nice. A little bit goes a long way, so it really is economical to use. It dissolved quickly - I stirred it into a bit of the soap, then added that mixture to the entire batch. It added a nice feel. I will use it in lotion, also.
Submited By: Elizabeth from Laval, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

An excellent product that gives a smooth texture to my product and also is very easy to dissolve. Very little is required to get results and I like that I'm using natural silk rather than an artificial ingredient to give my product a smooth texture.