Yellow Oxide: A lovely muted earthy yellow, this is a great alternative to FD&C Yellow. Use this anytime you want a more natural look to your soaps. Approved for use in cosmetics, including lip products. 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.Safe for use in lip balms
General Usage Instructions: For melt & pour soap we recommend starting out at 1/16 teaspoon dispersed in liquid glycerin per pound of soap. For cold process, mix 1 teaspoon of oxide in 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 1/4 teaspoon of colorant (about 0.15 oz before dispersing) in 1 pound of soap. Keep in mind that base colors (especially some olive or pomace oils) will affect your final outcome. For more information on oxides in soap, check out this blog post.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Iron Oxide (CI 77492)Common Name: Iron Oxide
Definitely an earthy yellow color. I think I personally had preconceived notions this would be a bit brighter then it actually was but its still a great colorant that has worked well for me both straight and mixed with titanium dioxide to make pastel shades for m&p.
I used this in my bergamont/orange soap, and it had a wonderful dark yellow color. I didn't have any of the suggested carrier oils, so I used sunflower oil and it worked great! I also didn't have a hand mixer (will get one in my next order tho) but a blender did the job. Really nice!
This stayed true to color (as picture showed above) and I added it to a purple and white striped soap and no bleeding at all. Mixed up very well with sweet almond oil with just one of the small white scoops I purchased here, no lumps.
Perfect shade for some of my spicy fall soaps - nice muted shade of warm yellow, beautiful swirled with the brick red shade. Will use this one a lot for autumn!
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