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Luckyone80

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So I've used AC to try to achieve black in my soap but it always turns out a grey/blue color. Anyone know what else to use to get a great black color?
 

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How much AC do you use? Some people say the get a good black at 1 tsp ppo but I generally use more like 2 tsp ppo. Adding a touch of black oxide to some AC or using black oxide alone can work but oxides tend to be very strong and bleed if you use too much.
 

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Black oxide or mica works.
I used a black glitter mica from ED and it was a disaster...I have pics around here somewhere...it ended up looking like vanilla beans! I ended up using 4 times the recommended amount! I ended up putting green mica in to save it.

Here I just found the pic:

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I only use AC for black and get true black, because I hate using black oxide. I do not measure just add it until I get the black I want. This is my Yin & Yang
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Here's my second attempt with a black oxide from BB, recommended to me from a member here:

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So I've used AC to try to achieve black in my soap but it always turns out a grey/blue color. Anyone know what else to use to get a great black color?
I've been using activated charcoal and been very successful in getting a deep true black. If I mix it directly into the batter at about 1/2 tsp ppo, I get a charcoal grey. At 1tsp to 1/2 TBS, I get anywhere from a deep grey that's almost black to a deep solid black.

If I mix the activated charcoal with glycerin then add that glycerin mixture to the batter, however, I get a thinner color that is more translucent, ranging from light grey to deep grey.
 

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I mix black oxide, ac and now I have some black liquid colour, I'll throw that in as well - no measurements, only enough so it's looks black.
 

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I used to make this soap with charcoal and bentonite clay, popular with the younger crowd. The black seems black enough to me - I don't sell anymore and I do not personally like charcoal in my soap, therefore a thing of the past - I used 1 tbsp in 2 lbs soap.

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