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
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.
can these type of pigments be used in bath bombs and if so how would one go about doing that?
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Joshua! You can definitely use our pigments in your bath bombs! You would just mix the Ultramarine Violet Oxide Pigment directly into your bath bomb mixture. You can see us incorporate powdered colorant into our bath bombs in our Mondo Bath Bombs tutorial. I will email you personally to discuss this further!
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