Customer Reviews

Great Red Color for CP!
by Rachelle on 10/24/2015's all in how you use it. I have used this many times now and learned how NOT to use too much. Read BB's instructions and cautions. It reminds us to cut back on the amount. They say to pre-mix a teaspoon into a tablespoon of oil. Then add a bit at a time to your soap until you like the result. I learned to follow that advice myself and have no problems. It is a good thing that a little goes a long way. That means more color....less money spent! I am buying the 16oz size while it is on sale. I don't want to run out.
by Nik Fauzi on 5/16/2015
Looks great in photo here but turn out too dark in lipstick.
Definitely did not come out the way I have hoped.
by Margaret on 4/5/2015
The color is truly beautiful and the only reason I rated this a 3...I'd imagine that this would produce a beautiful shade in lip balms. However I tried it in bath bombs and it was THE worst idea. The way it stained my hands alone.. Id be seriously worried about grout and staining tubs. :/ Id possibly use this for CP but pretty nervous about it. Bummer.
lovely earthy red
by Ceara on 3/14/2015
I really love this red color. It's really earthy and rich and looks great with a nice dark green. As other reviewers have stated a little goes a LONG way. I would definitely cut your typical colorant amount to around half when using this. I usually use around 2 grams of other pigments per 2lbs of clear m&p and with this I can use around 1 gram or even slightly less in 2lbs and it is super vibrant at that ratio.
Beautiful shade in lipstick.
by Karen on 12/11/2014
Easy to use mixed well in carrier oil and blended beautifully with soy wax & coral copper mica for lips. Just the right shade of true red with a slight sheen of coral.
I like the color but...
by Stephanie M on 1/15/2014
I used this in a batch of CP soap. The color came out great and I was really pleased with it. No morphing or fading and it was easy to work with. But then once the soap cured I used some and the color started bleeding in my hands. Not enough to stain a washcloth but enough to notice that the bubbles were red. I guess you have to be careful about not adding too much. Next time ill take that into consideration.
Stains wash cloth :(
by Lyn on 10/5/2013
I used the red colorant (2 tsp per 4 lb. loaf) and the soap looked beautiful. When I finished curing and tried it, my white wash cloth was I can't sell this whole loaf! Beware! even a small amount of this color can cause bad results. :(

Reply from Bramble Berry
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 CPOP Swirls blog post.

A little goes a long way!
by Angie @ Succulent Soapworks on 9/6/2013
Exactly the type of color I was looking for, a nice earthy brick red, great for fall. A little goes a very long way so this is a great buy.
Great dark red color
by Dana on 7/4/2013
This is a darker red and will not give you a cherry red, even if you use just a little. A little of this colorant goes a long way. It mixes well with other colors to make new colors, but keep in mind that the ratio of brick red might be lower than you think, so add it a bit at a time until it reaches the color you want. It sticks well and does not fade, but you may notice that it makes pink bubbles and stains washcloths if you use a lot of it, but that is true of any red.

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