Liquid cosmetic grade dyes for use in cold-process soaps, melt & pour, and skincare products. The Celestial Dyes are FD&C and D&C dyes that have been mixed with distilled water and a preservative (liquid Germall plus).
Stick blend the colour to ensure you get a more thorough mix. If you are colouring a swirl, add the colour to your swirl portion when it is at a light trace. Add one or two drops at a time and then zap it with the stick blender. Please note: Certain colours look almost muddy or grey when first mixed into the soap, even at a high percentage, but after 24 hours they become bright vivid colours. Because of this, many people have a tendency to over colour their soap and end up using more colour than necessary or end up with a much more vivid colour than they originally intended.
Usage rate: For a strong colour the recommended starting point is 5 drops per 100g in CP soap.
INCI: Distilled Water, Red #28, Orange #5, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
Melt and Pour Soap: Yes
CP soap: Yes (see image for colour guide)
Lip Products: No
Cosmetics: Yes. Can be used in bath and body products such as shampoos, shower gel etc.
Not suitable for oil based products.
Colour: see image for colour in cp soap.
Solubility: dispersible in water so suitable for water based products such as soap and bath products. Not suitable for oil based products.
Product pH: Stable in products with a high pH so it will not change / morph in cp soap.
Colour Fading: This colour is light sensitive so you should keep this product away from direct sunlight and consider using a uv inhibitor.
Colour Migration: My suppliers tells me that this product will not bleed in CP soap but testing is being completed to test this to be sure. In M&P soap this colourant will bleed so it is NOT suitable for making soap with layered colours or embeds as it will migrate or “bleed” between the layers.
Please note: The image is a bar of cp soap made using this colour. If using M&P the colour achieved may be substantially different. Due to variations in viewer monitor settings colours may vary from actual items.