Tangerine Wow!- This powdered oil based color is approved for soaps and lotions. Unlike some neon colors on the marketplace, it is FDA approved for skincare, soap and lip 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 pigment to 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil like Sweet Almond or Olive Oil and mix well using a mini mixer. For more information on pigments in soap, check out this blog post.
To create the color in the sample of cold process soap above, we used 5 teaspoons of colorant (about 0.15 oz before dispersing) in 1 pound of soap.
As of September 5, 2014, this product is using a slightly different formulation. You may need to add a little more to get the same color, but it still looks great.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Bis(Glycidoxyphenyl)propane / Bisaminomethylnorbornane copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide (CI 77002), D&C Yellow No. 10 (CI 47005), D&C Red No. 28 (CI 45410), D&C Red No. 22 (CI 45380)Common Name: Bis(Glycidoxyphenyl)propane / Bisaminomethylnorbornane copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Yellow 10, Red 28, Red 22
This color makes a beautiful pink, but I really wanted orange. Wish I could fix this problem, but seems to be the colorants actual color is just not orange.
This is a beautiful color but definitely NOT the color of a tangerine. It's coral. I checked two different computer screens as well as my iphone to see if I just looked at it wrong. Unfortunately, when holding the actual container up to the website's photo, the product I received is very pink in comparison. Still pretty but I was hoping to use it in a pumpkin themed soap.
I agree with another reviewer who mentioned that the orange is more of a coral-y orange than tangerine, but it's still a beautiful color. This is the first colorant I've played with, and outside of the slight color discrepancy (probably caused by my laptop screen settings), I love this product. It's so easy to use and it disperses perfectly. This, and I assume the other powder-based colorants, are great even for newcomers to soap making; assuming your batch is made well and you don't try to mix it in at a thick trace, it's almost fool-proof. I had avoided working with colors despite making several batches over the past year, but this has me sold.
Can't wait to soap with this color, however both the brick red & this color 'leaked' in shipping. or rather the fine powder found it's way outside the Jar just a bit. I love that it comes in a jar, wasn't sure if it would.
This makes a great color in my CP soap. Like others said you have to disperse it in oil but I do that with all my micas and colorants anyway so it's not a big deal to me. I've found that with the colorants you don't need a lot to get a nice color so they last a while.
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