Electric Bubble Gum Colorant - This powdered oil based color is approved for soaps, lotions and lip products. Unlike some neon colors on the marketplace, it is FDA approved for skincare products. As a fun little twist, it does glow under a black neon light. This colorant is not approved for eye make up.Safe for use in lip balms
Instructions for Use: To use in melt and pour, disperse and mix well in liquid glycerin (similar to working with a pigment). We found that our Mini Mixer makes quick work of the dispersing! 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.
To create the color in the sample of cold process soap above, we used 1 teaspoon of colorant (about 0.15 oz before dispersing) in 1 pound of soap. For more information on oxides in soap, check out this blog post.
As of September, 2014, this product is using a slightly different formulation, but we find it works just as well as ever before.
Ingredients: Botanical Name: Bis(Glycidoxyphenyl)propane/Bisaminomethylnorbornane copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide (CI 77002), D&C Red No. 28 (CI 45410), D&C Red No. 22 (CI 45380)Common Name: Bis(Glycidoxyphenyl)propane / Bisaminomethylnorbornane copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Red 28, Red 22
The color is fabulous, the most vibrant pink I've found. But so disappointed to find it fades in UV light (from sitting on my work table which is near a window.) The undersides of the bars stayed bright. Hard to sell at fairs when you know they are fading as you sit there selling!
I loved this color but i did notice that my soap got to a thick trace faster with this color more so than the other colors I used in my swirl in pot soap. Also I read the reviews about the activated charcoal spilling out or jar, I had no problem with that but I did have electric bubble gum all over my order. With all that being said, I still want to try this pretty color again.
I love this product's color very much, but I'm only rating it 2 stars because it stained my white wash cloths pink, and even a full cycle in hot water WITH bleach and Tide stain remover didn't remove the pink from them. :( The soap itself is super and I love the way it makes my skin feel (CP recipe) but it has been downgraded to hand-soap only because it stains everything. I have several other colorants from BB and have had no issues with any others until I used this colorant.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Alisha! We love the bright pink boldness our Electric Bubble Gum Colorant exudes. It is a super strong colorant and you don't need a lot to color your soap. If your soap lathers pink, then too much color was used. To achieve the color in the cold process sample above we used 1 tsp colorant per pound of soap.
If you're looking for a bright vibrant pink this is it! I've used this in several batches of CP and I love how they each turned out. Sometimes it can be a bit too bright to go with my other colors so I added titanium dioxide and it toned it down while still keeping a great pink color.
This is such a fun pink. I love the vibrance of the color. Worked great in CP soap.
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