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 balmsIngredients:Botanical Name: Iron Oxide (CI 77491)Common Name: Iron Oxide
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Nik! Our Brick Red (oxide) Pigment is definitely a deep red! If you don't want it to come across as dark in your lipstick I would recommend using less! I would start with a very small amount and then add more if you want it a bit darker. To test the color as you work take a frozen spoon and tip it in your melted ingredients. The resulting color on the spoon will give a more accurate view of what the color will turn out like. Read more about this process in The Spoon Trick blog post. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Margaret! I'm so glad you think our Brick Red (oxide) Pigment is truly beautiful. We do not recommend using oxide pigments, like this one, in bath bombs. They are a bit too strong as well as being oil soluble which means they would stick to the ring around your bathtub. For bath bomb dyes you may want to check out our La Bomb Colorants. They are dyes specifically formulated for bath bombs. If used within the correct usage amounts in cold process soap the Brick Red will not stain your tub. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
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