Black Oxide: "Midnight", black is a great color to have in any collection -- creates an impressive and classic contrast against white. While this is a non-bleeding colorant, if you add too much to your soap it can migrate into other colors in the soap design or stain washcloths. We recommend starting out at 1/16th to 1/8th teaspoon per pound for melt & pour soaps. For cold process, add 1 teaspoon of oxide to 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil like Sweet Almond or Olive Oil and mix well using a mini mixer. To create the color in the sample of cold process soap above, we used 1/4th teaspoon of colorant (about 0.15 oz before dispersing) in 1 pound of soap. For more information on oxides in soap, check out this blog post.
Ingredients: Botanical Name: Iron Oxide (CI 77489)Common Name: Iron Oxide
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Sara! I'm so glad your soap turned out so beautiful using this Black Oxide Pigment! Though, I'm sorry i's rubbing off onto your hands so much. In our tests and recipes we found 1/16-1/8 tsp per pound of melt and pour soap colored the soap perfectly without washing off onto our skin or washcloths. When a soap is colored in high concentration the colorant can definitely run off the soap! You can always melt down your soap and add more uncolored base to keep this from happening. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Denny! Even this Black Oxide Pigment would not be able to get you a true black lotion. Because of the emulsification in lotion it is naturally white so any color you use would be mixing with white, lightening the color. Also, micas and pigments tend to settle to the bottom of lotions over time unless they are super thick. For this reason we usually recommend LabColors to color your lotion, as shown in the Argan & Shea Lotion tutorial. I will email you personally to discuss this further!
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