Liquid Cherry Colorant - This is a very concentrated brilliant cherry colorant. It is bright and almost neon pink in White Melt & Pour and in Cold Process soap. In Clear Melt & Pour, a nice pink/red results. Another gorgeous option for red.
Tip: Occassionally we get speckles in our Melt & Pour soap with this color. To prevent this we mix a little rubbing alcohol with the colorant to help dissolve any little dye specks before mixing it into the soap base. This color may bleed or migrate in soap, so plan your design accordingly. The more color is used, the more it can bleed.
Note: This product can be difficult to incorporate into cold process soap and speckling may result.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Glycerin, D&C Red No. 27 Lake (CI 45410)Common Name: Glycerin, Red 27 Lake
I was looking forward to make a yellow orange and red cp soap. At first the color was a beautiful cherry red. A few minutes later it turned to a pretty magenta. By the time I was pouring it was a plum purple and the texture was slurry. I don't really care for the orange purple yellow combination but hey it's soap. The oils I used was olive, coconut, Palm, avocado and castor. Fragrance was bite me. (Yes that's the name of the fragrance) and has a super cherry aroma I have no idea what it reacted with. Just want to let others know what experience I had and I'll use it differently the next time.
I purchased this since my old red is no longer carried and was super disappointed. After a week in MP where I used to get a nice bright pink in a white base it faded to white and there was no longer any pink in the soap.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Tonya! I'm sorry this colorant wasn't your favorite. In our tests and recipes, we've found the colorant stays, as seen in this Rainbow Spheres Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial. However, this color can fade if it's left in direct sunlight. I'll be emailing you personally to help out!
Tried doing a layered soap with using just white m&p. I've done this dozens of times with the old non-bleed red, and since it was discontinued, I had to try out this cherry color as it stated it was non-bleed. Well, I did my usual stripes (about 1/3" thick of each color) and while I expect there to be issues generally, the color after only a week has migrated into the white, causing it to be really pink. :/ This really won't work, and I'm disappointed that I'm unable to purchase the former non-bleed red again. :/ Looks like I may have to discontinue making the specific soaps that require non-bleed red until this can be resolved.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Alison! I'm sorry this colorant wasn't your favorite. In our initial tests we found the Liquid Cherry did not bleed. Though, now that it's been a longer period of time our test soaps have started to bleed. We also found that the colorant will bleed in higher concentrations. I'll be emailing you personally to resolve this issue!
Looked red when mixed in measuring cup but when layered using clear M&P base it came out bright neon pink. Can't recommend as a red colorant unless red part is at least 1/2 inch thick. Great for making maraschino cherry accents. For layers in choc. cherry cake soap, not recommended. I will give liquid red oxide a try next.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Mary! I'm sorry this color wasn't your favorite. It creates a beautiful red pink in Clear Melt and Pour, as seen in this Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Freedom Tutorial. If you'd like a darker red, you may want to add a little bit of Burgundy Pigment to your color mixture. I'll be emailing you personally to resolve this issue!
If your looking for a true red for M&P then this is it!
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