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Brick Red: This reminds me of a fire house, with all the beautiful bricks setting off the power inside -- it's that great color of deep red with a tinge of orange which makes it a great year round color. Approved for use in cosmetics, including lip products. 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 1.5 teaspoons 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.

Safe for use in lip balms

Botanical Name: Iron Oxides


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by Karen
on 12/11/2014
Beautiful shade in lipstick.
Easy to use mixed well in carrier oil and blended beautifully with soy wax & coral copper mica for lips. Just the right shade of true red with a slight sheen of coral.
by Stephanie
on 1/15/2014
I like the color but...
I used this in a batch of CP soap. The color came out great and I was really pleased with it. No morphing or fading and it was easy to work with. But then once the soap cured I used some and the color started bleeding in my hands. Not enough to stain a washcloth but enough to notice that the bubbles were red. I guess you have to be careful about not adding too much. Next time ill take that into consideration.
by Lyn
on 10/5/2013
Stains wash cloth :(
I used the red colorant (2 tsp per 4 lb. loaf) and the soap looked beautiful. When I finished curing and tried it, my white wash cloth was I can't sell this whole loaf! Beware! even a small amount of this color can cause bad results. :(

Reply from Bramble Berry
If you are finding this colorant to color your suds and washcloth, we suggest using less than the recommended rate. We've used it in our Fall Sweater Stripes Cold Process Soap Tutorial and didn't have any problems with it over-coloring our batch. In fact, in our 4 lb batch, we only used 1 teaspoon of colorant. Typically we do 2 teaspoon in 1 tablespoon of oil and then add that mixture to your batch until you get the color you like. If you are searching for a perfect red that doesn't color your lather, we would suggest checking out the perfect red in this CPOP Swirls blog post.

by Angie @ Succulent Soapworks
on 9/6/2013
A little goes a long way!
Exactly the type of color I was looking for, a nice earthy brick red, great for fall. A little goes a very long way so this is a great buy.
by Dana
on 7/4/2013
Great dark red color
This is a darker red and will not give you a cherry red, even if you use just a little. A little of this colorant goes a long way. It mixes well with other colors to make new colors, but keep in mind that the ratio of brick red might be lower than you think, so add it a bit at a time until it reaches the color you want. It sticks well and does not fade, but you may notice that it makes pink bubbles and stains washcloths if you use a lot of it, but that is true of any red.
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