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Old 05-08-2009, 01:23 AM   #1
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I thought I posted this yesterday, but I can't seem to find it... must be going crazy...

I'm wanting to make black soap, but am unsure of what to do for colorant for M & P. I have read about dyes, and I have read about black oxide. Before I invest in anything, does anyone have any tips/preferences they can tell me about?

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Black oxide is great but only visible in clear glycerin soap any colorant added to white soap base will turn the color only opaque.


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Old 05-08-2009, 02:14 AM   #3
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I would suggest black mica powder in a clear base. If you add it to a white base you will get grey. It is likley your bath sponge o wash rag will look black but will rinse just fine.

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Great question & answers been meaning to ask this

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Thanks for the replies so far. I love the black and white cat! Very cute!

Would love to see other pics with black soap. It really intrigues me.

Has anyone ever used charcoal? I have heard that can also be a colorant, but not sure whether it can be used with MP.
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Ocean Girl, what cute kids!!
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I am going to make a black soap and using black mica, so I will let you know how that goes!

Such cute babies!!
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Wow ocean girl, can't help to say you have some wonderfull kids, and very cute names too!
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[quote="simplypuresoycandles"]I am going to make a black soap and using black mica, so I will let you know how that goes![quote]

Can't wait to hear about it - and see it if you take some pics!
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okay,. this is the second time I've screwed up quotes. What in the heck am I doing wrong, and how do you do it?? I see some with quotes within quotes!!!! Help!


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