I love pink kaolin clay, but your right, it always looks a little peachy to me. I use the white clay and add the ultramarines.Woodi said:I use a pink clay for a soft pink, but I must admit it looks a little peachy to me. Nice though. It dissolves best in oil, so I mix a TBSP of it into my melted oils, then stir it into the pot.
White kaolin clay won't stop all the color of the oil, but it will help. I add the clay to the lye water and let it sit for a few minutes. If it doesn't completely dissolve I pour it through a coffee filter. Works great. Same for the ultramarines. If I'm tinting a whole batch I add the oxides to the water directly, otherwise just mix it with a little fractionated coconut oil and add to the oil/lye mix.Ilovesoap said:Does the white clay help if there is any tint in the base from eo's such as a yellow tint. I want to use this pink in a base that turns slightly yellow from a blend that contains a bit of lemon eo. I am afraid if I don't get a little of the yellow out I will have a wonky pink. I think I might go the ultramarine pink route. Do ultramarines work pretty much like oxides? (as far as mixing into the soap base - i usually mix my oxides with some water or almond oil then add some of the soap base to that)