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Hello I am wondering if there is some way I can use another substance to replace titanium dioxide. I do not have any titanium dioxide and it will not be in for a while but I need to make a sofa with white color me as well as other colors do you guys know of any substance because I have been googling it a lot and haven't found anything. Does cornstarch have the same effect. I really need help!
 

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I personally don't know of anything that would be a good 1:1 replacement for titanium dioxide. The only thing that I can think of that would come close is pearlized mica. As for cornstarch- unfortunately, it can't hold a candle to TD. Not even close.

The best suggestion I can give is to make a soap made from mostly tallow or lard. Those will give you a fairly white bar.

Hopefully others will chime in soon.


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:( I don't have ANY white or cream pigments. Could I achieve a cream color by adding a very SMALL amount of yellow? Lol. I'm desperate here
 

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No, yellow will make it darker. You need white or cream to lighten.

Someone is using white kaolin clay to lighten her soap, but I imagine you don't have this clay either.

Best solution for the lightest colored soap without using TD or white clay would be to use pale colored fats -- lard and coconut oil are two.
 

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What oils are you using? You can get the Wilton's White White in the cake decorating isle at Michaels. It's mostly titanium dioxide I used it when I did cake decorating in a previous hobby/business.
 

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I have used zinc oxide twice just out of curiosity ;) The results are comparable but I just eyeballed the necessary amount since I used it only for part of my batch for contrast and I remember the result was more cream in colour than whiteness that I get when I use TD. Kaolin does not make significant colour change for my soap.
 

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What oils are you using? You can get the Wilton's White White in the cake decorating isle at Michaels. It's mostly titanium dioxide I used it when I did cake decorating in a previous hobby/business.

Sooooo... I had $5 on me and was driving by Michael's today. I had a choice to get something to eat or go to Michael's. Well the obvious answer is to go to Michael's :thumbup: , so I did :crazy:. I remembered this post actually and got the Whilton's white white.:)

How much did you use in your soap shunt? Is it the same usage as powdered TD?
 

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I haven't used it in soap. Only when I decorated cakes years ago. I would probably use it at the same usage rate. Or just add it till you get what you are looking for.
 

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I'm not shunt but I have used it. It is about the same maybe a touch more. Make sure you stick blend it in really well. If you don't have a stick blender you might have problems getting it incorporated.
 

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I'm not shunt but I have used it. It is about the same maybe a touch more. Make sure you stick blend it in really well. If you don't have a stick blender you might have problems getting it incorporated.

I have 3 stick blenders in case the backup breaks. And it did. :wave:
 

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