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.
Ingredients: Botanical Name: Chromium Oxide (CI 77288)Common Name: Chromium Oxide
I used this product twice...first time was wonderful...second time, YIKES...not a BB error, it was my error...Let me ask you this...I made a mistake...When mixing the oxide, I went by the total amount of soap batter instead of the HALF that I used it in...therefore I used one tsp in about 1 1/2-2 pounds of the soap...will that be ok or will it stain? Please help.
This is a powerful pigment, and my soap came out the same color as advertised. One word of caution, I used a little reusable container to mix the pigment, and it stained it like crazy. It also stained my sink, my scrub brush, and my dish washer. It sticks to absolutely everything. I haven't had this problem with any other pigments so far. I'll use it again, but only with disposable containers.
I used only a little about 1/8 of teaspoon and the color was just the green I was looking for. I usually use Liquid chlorophyll for green coloring in my soaps, but do like oxides. If you use very little you will get the color as shown under product.
with Mandolyn. The green seems more like a leaf green to me but no where near as bright as the sample photo. Mixed 1/8 teaspoon into sweet almond oil, then into my CP soap. I like the color, it's just no where near as bright as on my screen (and I have a color calibrated display). I like the color though.
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!
I ordered the pigment sampler which contained this in it. I followed recommended usage rate exactly as it is stated in the description. I assumed that the photo of how it turns out in CP soap would be the same usage rate that is recommended. However, that couldn't possibly be the case. In my CP, with Brambleberry's recommended usage, my soaps (after gel) were a pale mint green (not even close to the vibrant green shown in the photo). It definitely isn't my recipe because it is the recipe I always use, and have used other companies oxides at the same/similar rates resulting in beautifully vibrant colors. This was quite disappointing.
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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