Colors

    Here you will find dry colorants. Dry colorants are very cost effective to use.

    A dry colorant should be mixed into a liquid before use. You can mix each colorant into water, glycerin or oil. Color listings will give the preferred vehicle for a carrier. Based on our tests we make these recommendations.

    All the colors you find in this section of our catalog are a cosmetic grade. You can safely use these colors in your soaps, lotions and other cosmetics. We give recommendations where the color is suitable for use.

    Some colors are mineral pigments and others are organic dyes. Pigments are usually dispersed in oil or glycerin. More colorant is needed when using pigments because pigments color by covering the original color of the product. The amount of white pigment in paint is the biggest difference between "one coat coverage" and multi-coat coverage paints.

    Dyes color by imparting a color to other items. Easter eggs are colored by using dyes. You may even remember the colored counter tops, hands and clothes that were near the dye cups. Dyes are used sparingly. A single speck can color a 4 fl oz lotion with such intensity it cannot be used. Always dilute your powdered dyes before using them.

    Each color is named after the color you will get when adding it to cold processed soap. The colors may not be the same when added to transparent soap base or other cosmetics.

    You can vary the intensity by varying the usage rate.

    One last note, the ingredients you use in soap can change how a color will appear. Be aware of how the fragrance and the color of your oils will appear without added colorant.

    Always make a test batch first to determine how all ingredients will interact.


    Lip Balm Colors, Oil Soluble

    Water Soluble Colorant Kit

    This kit contains 1/2 ounce each of Lemon Yellow, Grape, and Purple Raspberry colors. We use these three colors as our primary colors for mixing. We use these colors in our Bases which contain water like Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Lotion, Body Cream and more.

    The kit comes with dropper bottles too! Just add 1/2 tsp of dry colorant into the bottle, top up with plain water, insert dropper tip then cap and shake well. When the dry powder is completely dissolved into the water then you are ready to color away!

    These colors are not suitable for lip balm or massage oils.

    The amount of color in this kit is able to color many gallons of Liquid Bases and many pounds of Melt and Pour Soap. It is a little goes a long way type of thing! Enjoy!


    Amethyst Pink


    Recipes
    MSDS
    INCI = Red 30 Lake

    This pigment is very potent. We use very little when we make soaps. If used in a lotion the color is sometimes hard to disperse. To premix a large quantity add the whole 1/2 ounce jar to 16 oz liquid glycerin. We have packed our liquid glycerin in bottles with enough headspace to allow you to do this easily.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: pale pink to dark pink; not a true red but more of a watermelon pink
    Glycerin Soap Base: pink to true red in color
    Lotion: Can be used in lotions in very small amounts and only if dispersed in liquid glycerin first.
    Bath Salts: use small amount, will not color bath water
    Lip Balm: not suitable




    Aurora Pink Day-Glo Color


    INCI: Polyester 3, Red 28 Red 21

    This bubble gum pink can do the whole range of pale pink to Wowza Pink! Super fun and even suitable for lip colors. We know you will love using this color in your lip balms, soaps and other body care products.

    Suitable for lip products, soaps and other wash off products, not suitable around the eyes.




    Black Onyx (pigment)


    INCI = CI77499 (or) Iron Oxides

    Often used for making other colors darker or muted. To mix a large quantity, add the 2 oz jar to 16 oz liquid glycerin. We have packed the liquid glycerin in bottles with enough headspace to allow you to do this easily.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: will darken or mute other colors, or grey tones if used lightly. Black color can be achieved if used intensely.
    Glycerin Soap Base: same as cold process soap
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: not suitable
    Lip Balm: not suitable



    Blaze Orange Day-Glo Color

    INCI: Polyester 3, Orange 5

    This brilliant orange is ready for fantastic colored soaps! I was amazed by the colors Andee created in her Music Inspired soap series on our blog. If you like orange, then you will love this happy and cheerful color!

    Approved for lip products and wash off products. Not for use around the eyes.




    Brick Red Color (pigment)


    INCI = Iron Oxides

    Our brick red gives a rich, earthy color to your soaps. To mix a large quantity, add the 2 oz jar to 16 oz liquid glycerin. We have packed the liquid glycerin in bottles with enough headspace to allow you to do this easily.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: brick red color
    Glycerin Soap Base: same as cold process soap
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: not suitable
    Lip Balm: not suitable



    Glycerin, Liquid (Vegetable Derived)


    Recipes
    MSDS
    INCI = Glycerin

    Our liquid glycerin is used for many craft items from preserving eucalyptus stems to making lotions and soaps. Our glycerin is cosmetic grade so you can rest assured your transparent soap is made from the best ingredients.

    This is not a soap, it is an additive to make liquid or transparent soaps. If you need liquid soaps or transparent soap base please go to our Bases section.

    Please note: this item is sold by weight. Do not be alarmed by any headspace in this bottle.




    Grape Color


    Recipes
    INCI = Blue 1

    Color only turns purple in an alkaline environment. Color is blue in lotions or melt & pour soap base. To mix a large quantity, add 1/2 tsp color to1 oz dropper bottle, fill with water, insert dropper tip and place over cap on bottle. Shake well.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: water.

    Cold Process Soap: purple, medium to vivid
    Glycerin Soap Base: blue, pale to vivid; will bleed so make soaps solid color only, not swirls
    Lotion: blue
    Bath Salts: blue, pale to medium, mix into small spray bottle instead of dropper bottle, spray salts with color, will turn bath water blue
    Lip Balm: not suitable




    Lavender Fields Color


    MSDS
    INCI = Ultramarines

    This is a fun purple color that can be used from a light to dark color. Also considered a Lilac color

    To mix a large quantity, add the 2 oz jar to 16 oz liquid glycerin. We have packed the liquid glycerin in bottles with enough headspace to allow you to do this easily.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: medium purple color
    Glycerin Soap Base: same as cold process soap
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: not suitable
    Lip Balm: not suitable





    Lemon Yellow (dye)


    Recipes
    MSDS
    INCI = Yellow 5

    A great yellow color that can be used from pale to intense. To mix a large quantity, add 1/2 tsp color to 1 oz dropper bottle, fill with water, insert dropper tip and place over cap on bottle. Shake well.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: water.

    Cold Process Soap: yellow, pale to intense
    Glycerin Soap Base: yellow, pale to intense; will bleed so make soaps solid color only, not swirls
    Lotion: yellow
    Bath Salts: yellow, pale to intense, mix into small spray bottle instead of dropper bottle, spray salts with color, will turn bath water yellow
    Lip Balm: not suitable






    Measuring Scoops for Colorants


    Recipes
    For visual aid the .15 cc is about the same size as half a pea, 1.25 cc is the same as 1/4 teaspoon. We generally keep a scoop with each colorant we have.



    Mica, Blue


    INCI = Mica (and) Bismuth Oxychloride (and) Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide

    Blue mica is more of a purple type blue and very pretty. We love this color in melt and pour soap.

    Cold Process Soap: not suitable
    Glycerin Soap Base: pale to midtone purple blue
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: pale to midtone purple blue
    Lip Balm: not suitable




    Mica, Silver


    MSDS
    INCI = Mica (and) Titanium Dioxide

    Need to add shimmer but no color? Try the silver mica. Beautiful shimmer like snow flakes on a frosty morning.

    Cold Process Soap: due to the opaque nature of soap it is not easily seen.
    Glycerin Soap Base: silver shimmer
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: not suitable
    Lip Balm: silver shimmer



    Mint Green (pigment)


    Recipes
    MSDS
    INCI = Chromium Hydroxide Green

    A brighter green than most. We use this color when making swirls, leaves or watermelon rind sections of soap.

    To mix a large quantity, add the 2 oz jar to 16 oz liquid glycerin. We have packed the liquid glycerin in bottles with enough headspace to allow you to do this easily.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: pale to medium bright green color
    Glycerin Soap Base: same as cold process soap
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: use small amount, will not color bath water
    Lip Balm: not suitable



    Moss Green (pigment)


    MSDS
    INCI = Chromium Oxide Greens

    We have mixed this color with Black Onyx to get a spruce green, very nice!

    To mix a large quantity, add the 2 oz jar to 16 oz liquid glycerin. We have packed the liquid glycerin in bottles with enough headspace to allow you to do this easily.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: light army green to dark mossy green, if you need forest green mix with black onyx color, request color instructions when ordering
    Glycerin Soap Base: same as cold process soap
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: not suitable
    Lip Balm: not suitable



    Ocean Blue


    Recipes
    MSDS
    INCI = Green 5

    A simple blue with a touch of green. This has more blue than our Seafoam Green color. To mix a large quantity, add 1/2 tsp color to1 oz dropper bottle, fill with water, insert dropper tip and place over cap on bottle. Shake well.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: water.

    Cold Process Soap: aqua blue, medium to vivid
    Glycerin Soap Base: aqua blue, pale to vivid; will bleed so make soaps solid color only, not swirls
    Lotion: aqua blue
    Bath Salts: aqua blue, pale to medium, mix into small spray bottle instead of dropper bottle, spray salts with color, will turn bath water blue
    Lip Balm: not suitable




    Purple Raspberry


    Recipes
    INCI = Red 33

    We use this color in salts, fizzies and soaps! Very versatile and fun. To mix a large quantity, add 1/2 tsp color to1 oz dropper bottle, fill with water, insert dropper tip and place over cap on bottle. Shake well.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: water.

    Cold Process Soap: purple red color, medium to vivid
    Glycerin Soap Base: purple red color, medium to vivid; will bleed so make soaps solid color only, not swirls
    Lotion: purple red
    Bath Salts: purple red, pale to intense, mix into small spray bottle instead of dropper bottle, spray salts with color, will turn bath water purple red
    Lip Balm: not suitable




    Rocket Red Day-Glo Color

    Please Note! This color has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Quantities are limited to stock on hand. Please order to secure your projects while we review the replacement colors.

    INCI: Polyester 3, Orange 5, Red 28

    Red, red, red! We always want red. This is a classic color request and we love this ROCKET RED for soaps and lip products.

    Allowed for use in lip products and in wash off products, not for use around the eye.




    Rose Hip Powder


    Recipes
    Our newest botanical is rose hip powder. We have made some awesome soaps that are exfoliating, refreshing and beautifully colored. Your soaps could be scented with any MMS Fragrance and be truly inspiring!

    You won't believe how easy it is! We could tell you the process is more simple than making ice but people think we are exaggerating. Folks, really! We wouldn't lie. Soaps with Rose Hip Powder are simple, beautiful and extremely easy to make.

    Enjoy!

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: pink to red brown tones with flecks
    Glycerin Soap Base: same as cold process soap
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: not suitable
    Lip Balm: not suitable





    Seafoam Green (pigment)


    INCI = Ultramarines

    Seafoam Green is a favorite around here, it is blue green color that blends nicely in all our soaps.

    To mix a large quantity, add the 2 oz jar to 16 oz liquid glycerin. We have packed the liquid glycerin in bottles with enough headspace to allow you to do this easily.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: bluish green color
    Glycerin Soap Base: same as cold process soap
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: Use small amount, will not color bath water
    Lip Balm: not suitable



    Titanium Dioxide (pigment)


    Recipes
    INCI = Titanium Dioxide

    Our titanium dioxide disperses in water so you can easily add it to your soap batch at any stage. Cover the darker oils, brighten the lighter oils, and decrease the amount of browning that can happen with some fragrance oils.

    Cold Process Soap: whitens and lightens darker oils
    Glycerin Soap Base: turns transparent soap opaque
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: not suitable
    Lip Balm: not suitable




    Ultramarine Blue (pigment)


    MSDS
    INCI = Ultramarines

    Use ultramarine blue alone for a bright blue. To achieve a navy blue add a little Black Onyx.

    To mix a large quantity, add the 2 oz jar to 16 oz liquid glycerin. We have packed the liquid glycerin in bottles with enough headspace to allow you to do this easily.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: light to bright royal blue
    Glycerin Soap Base: same as cold process soap
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: use small amount, will not color bath water
    Lip Balm: not suitable



    Ultramarine Pink Color (pigment)


    MSDS
    INCI = Ultramarines

    A bluish-pink pigment for that cool soap. An awesome color for swirls! This color may appear gray or not appear at all when too little is used.

    To mix a large quantity, add the 2 oz jar to 16 oz liquid glycerin. We have packed the liquid glycerin in bottles with enough headspace to allow you to do this easily.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: light to midtone bluish pink color, will not show if used too lightly.
    Glycerin Soap Base: light to midtone bluish pink color
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: not suitable
    Lip Balm: not suitable



    Yellow Oxide (pigment)


    INCI = Iron Oxides

    A beautiful yellow for cold process soaps. Think of a warm, intense, earthy yellow.

    To mix a large quantity, add the 2 oz jar to 16 oz liquid glycerin. We have packed the liquid glycerin in bottles with enough headspace to allow you to do this easily.

    Recommended vehicle for dispersing: glycerin.

    Cold Process Soap: light to dark yellow color
    Glycerin Soap Base: same as cold process soap
    Lotion: not suitable
    Bath Salts: not suitable
    Lip Balm: not suitable



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