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Norden

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I've only been making soap for a few months but in the ones I used colorants in it's been bleeding pretty bad.
I used cocoa power and I used a liquid colorant from NG.
What would you suggest to use to color our soaps?

Thank you in advanced.
 

Norden

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Sorry I meant bleeding as in when you wash your hands in the sink there is tons of color in the sink from the soap.
 

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How much of each colorant did you use to what size batch?
 

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you probably added too much. pictures of the soap, process and recipe?
 

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60oz lard
6 oz coconut oil

It's the drops so we just add until it's the color we want, same with the cocoa powder.
 

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The first picture is a rebatch and it bleeds also. I grated the pieces and remelted them and added water. No extra colorant but the fragrance does make it brown.
 

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I don't know about nature's garden, but I would think you're putting too much. do you know how much cocoa powder you put? I usually put 1tsp ppo, and mine doesn't bleed. I've used coffee as the water which makes a really brown soap, and that doesn't bleed that badly either.
 

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Dark or bright colors seem to always color the lather, regardless of what colorants I've used. It used to bother me but its something I learned to accept and now I could care less.
 

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I find mica better as a colourant, seems to cause less colour bleed, however if you put lots in you are always going to get a certain amount of bleed.
 

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I bet it's the fragrance with the rebatched soap.
I put probably 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder, maybe more. I think I will have to try the micas because it just bleeds so much.
Do any natural colorants give a good blue, green or red?
 

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if you do a search on the forum, there have been plenty of natural colourants discussions.
 
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