Natural orange colour

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    It also lists paprika in the ingredients, so maybe paprika and a yellow clay?
     
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    Maybe the EOs also help it orange along?
     
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    Annato seed added to oils or lye solution at the rate of 2 tsp PPO produces very orange color, although not as neon orange as the soap above.
     
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    I must be going blind...I completely missed that. Thanks.
    I’ve tried paprika both added direct and as an oil infusion. They must have really piled it in.
     
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    Thanks I still haven’t tried annato. It’s definitely next in my list!
     
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    Maybe they boiled the paprika oil infusion because I’ve never had that orange come through when I use it as a powder mixed into my soap. That is vibrant! I wonder what color clay.
     
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    Annatto seed did give me orange (and a very nice one), but I can't see it becoming so neon.
    I'm trying to experiment with natural colorants, and got some Brazilian clay samples from BB. Must not have read the description carefully, because they actually list mica in the ingredient list of the clay! This is to say... they may have "clay" in there but a kind that contains mica. (Bummer for me about the BB clays though.)
     
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    Many of the colored clays are colored with mica or at the least enhanced with mica to make the color deeper.
     
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    I got close to this color with a paprika infusion. I added 10g of paprika to 90g of olive oil, microwaved 1 min. and let it sit overnight before straining. I used the full 90g in a 1lb batch.

    Pics are freshly cut and after about a 3 week cure. The room I cut in has odd lighting but it's not far from true. The cured pic is true (but taken in a darker area). The lather doesn't have an orange tint to it, but you can tell its not totally white.

    I wonder if that neon look is partly due to lighting.
     

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    Good to know, thanks.

    Those paprika soaps look gorgeous.
     
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    Really? I didn’t know. Thanks for the info
     
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    D9D7BC4B-4A16-4F70-9D10-4EBA51FCD8FC.jpeg 08832E81-19D2-4768-AFB8-EF9CA0C69A00.jpeg I am not sure why but I had a dramatic change in a soap made with turmeric. It started out really deep orange but then transformed in a spotted soap.
     

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