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RogueRose

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I'm having a tough time finding a "fire engine" red or cherry red color for soaps. I would love something natural for this but will settle for synthetic coloring. What I need for my next batch is something to make pink (strawberry color) but I really need something that will make a solid red for future batches.

I did have some candle colorings that were red, yellow, blue and they were VERY concentrated wax-like bars (probably like 1000:1 ratio for coloring wax to make a very solid color in the candles - so it was pretty strong). I've seen similar coloring blocks at Natures garden for soaps but don't know if they are the same/similar to candle coloring

What do you use for red coloring?
 

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I just got the Really Red mica from Nurture. I haven't used it yet, but it's supposed to be a true red.
 

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i use a red clay powder, but it gives a more brick red colour. also, if you put too much, the suds become red, which might gross people out since it's almost blood-like
 

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Try a neon red. After morphing, they stay pretty red. I got mine from a lady on fb, but I believe nurture has them also.
 

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I recall seeing a video on YouTube on getting the perfect red.

[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpItActdi28[/ame]
 

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Nurture's will only give a true red if the soap is gelled. If ungelled, the color is a very bright pink, bordering on red but not quite there.
 
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Nurtures will only give a true red if the soap is gelled. If ungelled, the color is a very bright pink, bordering on red but not quite there.
Good to know - thanks. I try to gel, but don't always get there.
 

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American Soap Supply has a fire engine red mica. I use it a lot! No morphing. All of the mica I have tried from there work great.
 

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