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Kolourscope™ Dyes - Oil Based Soap Dyes New Products

Kolourscope™ Dyes are FDA approved, oil-based soap dyes in a base of sunflower oil and Vitamin E (will not adversely affect soap recipe). Our soap dyes come in four colors, packaged in dropper bottles for convenience of use. Our soapmaking dyes were developed specifically for the high alkaline conditions of cold or hot process soapmaking. These dyes are for external use only, and are not FDA approved for facial formulas. These dyes are not intended for use in melt & pour, lip or eye products, lotions, candles or food.

Kolourscope™ Dyes are manufactured exclusively for The Original Soap Dish® to ensure the highest quality, and competitive pricing. They have been tested extensively in cold process and hot process soapmaking. Our soap dyes hold up to lye with no color change or bleeding.

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They do not bleed, or stain washcloths when used in soap. However, the soapmaking colorants WILL stain clothing upon direct contact.

Kolourscope™ Dyes may be added at any time during the soapmaking process. They may be added directly to the base oils before adding the lye solution, at trace, or at the end of the cook in hot process soapmaking. Our soap dyes are extremely concentrated, and in most instances it takes only a few drops per pound to achieve a light to medium shade. The amount of soap that can be colored will vary from soapmaker to soapmaker, depending on how deeply the soap is colored

If stored properly in a cool dark place, our soap making dyes have a shelf life of up to one year. Available in 1/2 ounce and 1 ounce dropper bottles. Instructions included. Because soap is exempt from FDA cosmetic regulation, you may label the dyes one of two ways. You may list them as "FDA Approved Colorants", or by the following INCI names: Red) Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, D&C Red 17, Tocopherol. Green) Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, D&C Yellow 11, D&C Green 6, Tocopherol. Yellow) Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, D&C Yellow 11, Tocopherol. Blue) Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, D&C Green 6, D&C Violet 2, Tocopherol

**All products sold by The Original Soap Dish® are for external use only. Click on product names for images.

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Kolourscope™ Dyes FAQs

Q: How should I list the dyes for my soap labels?
A: FDA approved colorant, or by the following INCI names: Red) Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, D&C Red 17, Tocopherol. Green) Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, D&C Yellow 11, D&C Green 6, Tocopherol. Yellow) Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, D&C Yellow 11, Tocopherol. Blue) Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, D&C Green 6, D&C Violet 2, Tocopherol

Q: Will your dyes work in M&P?
A: We do have customers who have successfully used our dyes in M&P, but because they were developed specifically for CP and HP soapmaking, we do not assure results in M&P/glycerin soaps.

Q: Will your dyes work in bath salts, fizzies, lotions, etc?
A: Our dyes were developed for soapmaking - not bath products (or candles), so we do not recommend them for other applications. These dyes are not FDA approved for use in facial formulas.

Q: When do I need to add the dye to my soap?
A: Our dyes may be added at any stage of the soapmaking process. Add them along with your base oils, at trace, or at the end of the cook in HP. For a solid color, add the dyes with your base oils or at trace. For swirls in CP, scoop out about a cup of lightly traced soap, add your dye, pour back into the pot and stir ONLY two or three times, then pour into your lined mold. In HP, you will achieve a more marbled look than CP when you add the dye at the end of the cook. Simply add drops of dye to the top of the soap, and stir, then mold.

Q: Will your dyes interfere with my soap recipe?
A: No - our dyes are oil-based and will not adversely affect a soap recipe.

Q: How much dye will it take to color my soap?
A: The amount of dye used will vary. In most cases, it takes a few drops per pound of soap to achieve a light to medium shade. Deep colors (and larger batches) will require more dye. Using more dye will not adversely affect your soap.

Q: Will the dye colors stay true in soap?
A: Yes, our dyes will stay true in soap - red will not turn green, purple will not turn gray, etc. Be aware, if your soap tends to be yellowish, greenish, brown, etc. initially, it WILL affect the final color. It is normal for the soap color to deepen or change shades slightly as the soap goes through gel stage. With practice, you will learn how much dye to use for your own personal tastes.

Q: How do I mix different colors?
A: It's very easy to mix your own custom colors. Simply place a few drops into a small glass dish and mix until you are happy with the shade. Your possible color combinations are endless.

Q: Can your dyes be used in milk soaps?
A: The short answer is yes. Our dyes have been extensively tested in formulations using water as liquid in a variety of lye based soapmaking processes. Due to the unique chemical nature of milk based soaps, results may vary when using our dyes. Individual factors such as process used (CP, HP, or CPHP), other additives in the recipe, temperature, and stage the dyes are added *will* affect final outcome of milk based soaps. It will take some experimentation in most cases to see what works best for each individual milk soaper.

Q: Will the colors stain washcloths or tubs/showers?
A: No, our dyes are oil-based and will not stain when used in soap. They will, however, stain clothing, countertops, etc. directly from the bottle.

Q: Are your dyes just mica dissolved in oil or glycerin?
A: Most definitely not. Our oils are D&C colors in a sunflower oil base.

Note for Milk Soapmakers: Our soap colors have been tested in formulations using water in a variety of lye based soapmaking processes. Due to the unique chemical nature of milk based soaps, results may vary when using our soap colorants. Individual factors such as process used (CP,HP, or CPHP), other additives in the formula, temperature, and stage the soapmaking dyes are added WILL affect the final outcome of milk based soaps. Milk soapmakers will need to experiment to determine the suitability of our dyes for their formulas.

 

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