Green Chrome Oxide: "Moss Green", this isn't a bright "in your face" green -- rather, it's mindful of a native forest. An excellent match for our Southern Pine and other masculine fragrance. 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 tablespoons 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 in 1 pound of soap. For more information on oxides in soap, check out this blog post.
INCI: Chromium Oxide
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Scott! I'm glad you like this color! The shade of green you get will depend on a number of factors, such as how much you add, what oils you use in your recipe, etc. For the photo above, we used 1/4th teaspoon of colorant (about 0.15 oz before dispersing) in 1 pound of soap. You can see the basic testing recipe we used in this Testing 1,2,3! blog post. However, in this Rainbow Squirty Swirls Tutorial, the green was slightly darker. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Mandolyn! I'm sorry this colorant wasn't your favorite. We've found it creates a deep green, as seen in this Spooky Eyeball Cold Process Soap. To get the color in the photos, we mixed 1 tsp. of the color in 1 Tbsp. sweet almond oil. Then, we added about 1 ½ tsp. of the dispersed color per pound of soap. I'll be emailing you personally to help troubleshoot!
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