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Q: How should I list the dyes for my soap labels?
A: FDA approved colorant, or by the following INCI names:
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
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
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
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.
Will your dyes interfere with my soap recipe?
A: No - our dyes are oil-based and will not adversely
affect a soap recipe.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.