Titanium Dioxide: "Angel White" natural pigment that is both oil and water soluble.When used in Cold Process add to your base oils and mix well prior to adding the lye water solution. Also perfect for lip stick and mineral makeup. 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. For more information on oxides in soap, check out this blog post.Safe for use in lip balm and eye shadows
To create the color in the sample of cold process soap above, we used 3 teaspoons of colorant in 1 pound of soap.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Common Name: Titanium Dioxide
Note: 1 oz. is about 7 teaspoons
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Robin! Great question! Titanium Dioxide Pigment is commonly used to whiten soap and lighten other colors. In our sample we used 3 teaspoons of colorant in 1 pound of soap. If you're wanting a whiter color you can use more. Also, our testing recipe we use for samples has a high percentage of Olive Oil in it which affects the color as seen in the Testing 1, 2, 3! blog post. If you're wanting whiter soap I would recommend using a smaller amount of Olive Oil and stick with lighter, whiter oils like Coconut. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Aliena! I'm sorry that you're having troubles using this pigment! Titanium Dioxide Pigment would not cause your soap to rice. It sounds like you may be experiencing clumping. We highly recommend dispersing this pigment in oil first before adding it to your cold process soap. We usually mix 1 teaspoon of colorant into 1 tablespoon of a lightweight liquid oil. You can use a mini mixer to really make sure it's mixed in! This will ensure that the colorant also disperses evenly in your soap as well. We use Titanium Dioxide in many of our CP recipes and it's a very reliable colorant. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
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