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 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. 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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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
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