colour in kids soap

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  1. May 8, 2017 #1

    dleonard

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    what is the best product to use in a kid soap, food colorant or mica powder
     
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    Food colour isn't FDA approved for use in cosmetics and also a lot of times morphs, bleeds, and stains.
     
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    Mica is the best colorant for soaps.
     
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    MICA! Beautiful in clear soap. I recommend Mad Micas located in FL. They are great, fair and friendly folks :) ImageUploadedBySoap Making1500175342.795481.jpg ImageUploadedBySoap Making1500175514.040156.jpg
     
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    shoresoap,
    Mad Micas has a wonderful selection. Nice stash of colors you ordered! Have fun making beautiful, sparkly & colorful soap. The bars shown in your photo are lovely! :)
     
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    Has anyone used cake frosting colorants?
     
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    I expect they'd behave like any other food color. Some disappear entirely, but some morph in interesting ways. I had a teal shade of food coloring turn into the most brilliant purple. I have heard they can stain your wash cloth, though.
     
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    Ty for your help!
     
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    If you are looking for colors without having to order something, check out loose eyeshadow. They are mostly micas and oxides and color CP quite nicely, I imagine they would work fine in m&p.
    I went with the cheap .99 powder from the grocery store.
     
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    That wasn't my experience. I tried eyeshadow in CP soap one time when I was traveling and the lye pretty much negated the color altogether. Even the one that seemed like it made a faint color, faded completely before the soap was done curing.

    Maybe you used different brands. What I used was the cheapest stuff I could find at WalMart.
     
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    I used pink and green rimmel brand. Held the color great and was very pretty, too bad it crackled so badly.

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