liquid soap dyes

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

p8ryot

New Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2019
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
Anchorage
I made my first MP yesterday using clear glycerin from "Michaels". I used liquid colorant drops and my lather is colored rather than white. Of course it rinses away fine but my wife refuses to use it because it concerns her. Is this normal or would powdered Mica instead of liquid solve the problem. I bought the drops from the same area as the candle soap making shelf.
 

shunt2011

Staff member
Admin
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
14,764
Reaction score
8,941
Location
Michigan
Hello and welcome! Those liquid colorant was well as their MP soap are not the best quality. You likely used too much colorant. And yes, micas are much easier to use. I’ve only ever used micas in MP and not had an issue. Though I don’t make a lot with it, mostly just imbeds for my CP. I’d be careful with that on any expensive wash cloths as it may stain.

I recommend using better bases and colorant from reputable companies if you plan on delving deeper into it. Wholesale Supplies Plus, Brambleberry are good places to start.
 

Obsidian

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2013
Messages
9,639
Reaction score
6,905
Location
Idaho, USA
Its from using too much dye. Its perfectly safe, though I wouldn't recommend using it with a white wash cloth in case of staining.

Mica will also color lather if too much is used.
 
Top