Liquid Red: This oxide is perfect for all of your non-bleeding colorant needs. This color is perfect for Melt & pour, cold process soap, even liquid soaps. And if your are creating layers in your soap bars the colors won't migrate or bleed. Please note that this color is very warm almost orange - similar to our Brick Red powdered pigment.
Note: This product can be difficult to incorporate into cold process soap and speckling may result.
Use more for darker, less for lighter. I mix with Merlot Mica (also from Brambleberry) for a sparkling burgundy color in my Strawberry Buttercream HP soap. A little goes VERY far though, so don't use too much.
I purchased this liquid colourant to see if I liked using it as well as the colour blocks. It is so easy and a truly beautiful red when mixed in with a clear soap base for my melt and pour projects. There is nothing better than a non-bleeding colourant when you need one, especially in layering your projects. Wonderful item!
I need to find something for my cp that will stay red and not turn pink. How do you use this? Do you mix it with a red mica or use it alone? I wasn't sure and wanted to ask before I purchase. I am new to soaping and I don't want to do it wrong.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Kim! This is a great question, it can be tricky to achieve a true, vibrant red in cold process. We have found 1 part Merlot Sparkle Mica to 2 parts
Electric Bubblegum Pigment results in a beautiful, rich red. You can see an example of this color in our CPOP Swirls Hot Process Tutorial.
I've recently made some shea butter soaps with Red imbeds and its clear that the soap turns the white facecloth red and the lather is red also. Is this normal when using deep colors in M & P soaps? I'm embarassed to sell them due to this occurence, although they really are pretty!
Any advise would be appreciated.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Valerie! If too much colorant is used in your soap, you’re correct, you may end up with a colored lather or even stained washcloths. We recommend starting at ½ tsp of colorant per pound of soap and working up from there. If you are using a white base, your soap will end up being more of a pink color. Instead, I recommend using a clear base to achieve a truer red.
This works so very well! I also bought the yellow and blue so I could mix colors to my liking. There is no clumping, bleeding color or anything else. As far as I can tell, it doesn't even effect the smell. Since trying these, I find I prefer the liquid non-bleeding colors to the powdered ones (except the mica. For some reason, those do splendidly for me).
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