Burgundy: This is a deep burgundy that will go fabulously with our Cranberry Fig, Berry Wine or Plum Spice. Imagine a deep Merlot Wine - this is that color. 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. 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 1.5 teaspoons of colorant in 1 pound of soap. For more information on oxides in soap, check out this blog post.Safe for use in lip balms
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Iron Oxide (CI 77491) Common Name: Iron Oxide
I just used this in a Cranberry Chutney CP goat milk soap and the color is stunning!!! 2 wks. in, it is getting even a little darker and is just a beautiful shade of burgundy! I'm now going to use it in a Raspberry lip balm and can't wait to see how it turns out with that!
I ordered the pigment sampler which contained this in it. I followed recommended usage rate exactly as it is stated in the description. I assumed that the photo of how it turns out in CP soap would be the same usage rate that is recommended. Apparently my assumption was incorrect because it looks nothing like the photo. In my CP, with Brambleberry's recommended usage, my soaps (after gel) were a weird mauve/pink color (not even close to the deep burgundy shown in the photo). I was using this with Green Chrome Oxide and TD for a Christmas soap... in my area, I can't market it as a Christmas soap if it's mauve. It definitely isn't because of my recipe, as it is the recipe I always use, and have used other companies oxides at the same/similar rates resulting in beautifully vibrant colors. This was quite disappointing.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Mandolyn! I'm sorry this colorant wasn't your favorite. We've found it creates a nice red, as seen in this Red Apple Cold Process Soap. To get the color in the photo, we mixed 2 tsp. color in 2 Tbsp. sweet almond oil. Then, we added all of that dispersed color. I'll be emailing you personally to help troubleshoot!
Although this color turned out to be darker than I expected (I used it to make lipstick), it was good quality iron oxide. I like that it is packaged in a plastic jar so that it is easy to store for later. Purchase this if you are looking for a dark burgundy color. If using in lipstick, you will have to mix it with a lighter color to make less dark.
This is one of the most amazing brilliant color I have ever come across!!!! A little goes a long way!! I wish all colors were as amazing and easy to work with as this gorgeous burgundy! I can't wait to buy more, I highly recommend this one I have more compliments on the soaps that have this colorant than any other! I really can't say enough great things about this colorant!!
Start out using just a little, because this is a super-potent oxide. You can always add more, right? But one container will last forever. Performs beautifully in CP soap, too. One note for newbies: choose the other colors in your palette carefully, because this is a "natural-looking" red/burgundy color. So, if using it alongside white or light yellow expecting a classic floral-inspired swirl ... the soap might instead end up looking like a slab of marbled raw beef. Ask me how I know! Mmmmmm. Meat flowers. But it's lovely by itself, and swirled with other colors like black, brown, green, gold mica.
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