Ultramarine Violet: "Light Purple", this is a beautiful match for our "Lilac" fragrance or mix it with our Ultramarine Blue for an amazing dark purple. 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 2 teaspoons 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.
Note: Our Ultramarine Violet has a slight sulphur smell. We have found once added to product it goes away complete whether a fragrance is used or not.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Ultramarines (CI 77007)Common Name: Ultramarines
I was reluctant to purchase it at first because some of the reviews, but it performed very well. I did NOT disperse it because I wanted a very thick trace so I put the dry powder into the batter and stick blended to a very thick trace. It is a very rich almost purple color with no specks in it.
Again, this leaves specks in my CP soap, even when blending first with sunflower oil.
This is a gorgeous color but it can go gray in cold process soap. My soap initially turned out a beautiful shade of lavender but went gray 6-8 weeks later. I'm not giving up on it just yet though. I want to try it again with the suggested addition of Ultramarine Blue next time.
I tried this color for the first time today, normally I mix my own lavender using pink and blue but thought I'd save some time by buying this. I'm so disappointed - my lavender soap smells great but has an awful grey color! I'm really hoping something magical happens tonight while it sits in the mold. :(
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Jennifer! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this color. We found the Ultramarine Violet Oxide Pigments makes a beautiful light purple in cold process soap as seen in the CP sample above and in Classic CP Swirl Soap on Soap Queen TV. If you're getting a gray color it sounds like you just need to add more of the colorant! I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
I use this pigment for 2 of my soaps. By itself in clear base it is a lovely purple color that is perfect for my amethyst soap. Mixed with titanium dioxide or used a pre-made white base it is the perfect color for lavender soaps.
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