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  1. MrsZ

    Dyes, Micas, or Natural Colorants for Beginners?

    I apologize if this has already been covered. I tried searching and couldn't find what I was looking for. I would like to play around a little with simple swirls, or even solid color bars in my basic soap recipe. But, I have no idea what to use for Colorants. I've seen mica powders, liquid...
  2. Dennis Marquez

    Lemon Poppy Seed FAIL! I should have known...

    Hey guys! Sooo... after many years, I've decided to give Soap Making another go, since I have so much time on my hands at the moment, being stuck at home. I'm a Nurse in Training and was supposed to have School right now, but we're working from home at the moment. I saw the beautiful tutorial...
  3. Zing

    Using black colorants?

    Soapers, I want to make black soap but want to avoid black bubbles or 'bleeding' on washcloths. Researching charcoal and black oxide here makes me nervous. So I'm wondering about using half-strength charcoal and half-strength black oxide? Has anyone done that already? Any tips? Thanks!
  4. McLasz

    When is best to add FO & mica in CP at RT?

    Hi All! Well I have finally made my first batches of CP soap and I think I'm going to need a 12 step program!!! I do however have a lot of questions. Most importantly, when do people add their fragrance, TD and micas to a batch? I've heard so many different things, such as add them to the oils...
  5. H

    Help, colorant not mixing in water for bath bombs

    Hi, I've been making bath bombs for a year now and am having this problem for the first time. I typically make mine with citric acid, baking soda, coconut oil, essential oils, and food coloring from Kroger (like baking coloring) These all worked fine aside from the colors being dull sometimes...
  6. R

    Mica Supplier?

    I haven't bought supplies in a while due to financial difficulties, but after making a personal batch of lipstick today I went to look at different mica colors only to find the website I used to use, The Conservatorie, no longer seems to exist. I've done some searching, but does anyone has a...
  7. J

    Alkanet Colorant - % in soap

    Could some one let me know,what % of Alkanet powder or Alkanet infused Olive oil to mix in a pound of soap,to get a Lavender/Purple shade. I made Alkanet infused Olive oil (Hot infusion with using 4tsp alkanet powder in 8 oz olive oil). >And used 6 tbsp of this infused oil in around 800ml of...
  8. O

    Natural food colorants from veggies and fruits in soap?

    Hello again :) Since where I live there is no way I'll find any soap colorants, I was thinking what if I use natural food colors? I will make them myself, for example concentrated blackberry paste, carrot juice, spinach juice..They will be concentrated into paste-like consistency, but some...
  9. Neptune

    Mixing Soaps CP and MP

    What would be needed to make a CP Embed and get it to sit correctly in a Semi-transparent MP soap? Do I spray rubbing alcohol on the embed or what gets it to set correctly? Oh, and how do I get TiO2 to turn Goat milk CP soap pure white instead of and off-white/tan color?
  10. C

    Red Colorant for CP

    Does anyone have suggestions for a true red colorant for CP soaping? All the best, Cynthia
  11. S

    M&P - Color Bleed

    HELP! I have been making soap for about a year now and I've found many helpful hints and tricks, but I have one BIG problem that I can't find a solution for. Whenever I use red or fuscia colorant, I cannot seem to control a bleed that happens over time if I use it next to a lighter color layer...
  12. U

    Adding clay to lye water?

    Hello! I've read about adding clay to the lye water to intensify the color. I was wondering though, would the clay absorb some of the lye, and then in turn make the clay itself lye-heavy? I'm not sure about the chemistry regarding this and am hoping someone here may know (so I don't...
  13. K

    Help with colors

    Hi everyone! I'm new to soaping. I would like to try adding some color to my soaps. I have some micas, different colors. But I'm a little confused as to how much mica to mix with glycerin. And how much glycerin to use. I do 4lb batches and would like to start off with 2 colors. And do I need to...
  14. P

    Bath Bomb Colorants

    Hi everyone! I'm new here... well not exactly new. I've just recently signed up but have always browsed the forum. I recently seem to have perfected my basic bath bomb recipe and have not used any colorants. I am going to try adding colorants now and am wondering what you all think...