"santa's" (dh) eyes started glazing over when i tried to explain to him i wanted pretty colors for my soap! so he gave me a kiss, hand me the credit card and promptly left my studio. i finally took the plunge and bought the neon 11-color sampler from www.tkbtrading.com they are made for c/p soap and high ph-they are also non-bleeding. a 1/2 oz bottle will color about 5-6 lbs of soap. and i also bought a bunch of samples (1 tbsp) for $1.50 each. the selection is mind numbing! i got enough stuff to keep me busy for at least a few months. they've got great prices and they sure have fast service! one of the gals that works there is a soaper, too. thank you, santa!