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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2010 11:25:49 AM »

Try paprika!  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2010 11:49:28 AM »

Try paprika!  Grin

K thanks!  I read a few posts, I wasn't sure how well it would work Cheesy

I may throw in some ground rose petal at trace too, just to see...
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2010 09:02:54 AM »

I have been using celestial colorings and though some colors I have died and fallen in love with Smiley there are a few that I have having issues incorporating and they turn into speckles in the soap..grrr!!!

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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2010 01:39:18 PM »

Did a search and couldn't really find an answer to my question, but apologies if it's been asked a bajillion times:

I'm having problems with colors for my CP soaps.  I use olive oil as my main base in all of my soaps, and I got the sampler pack from Bramble Berry, but I can't seem to get any good colors going.  They all have a yellow base to them from the olive oil.  How much of the oxide powder should I be using, is there a way to counteract the yellowing (other than not using olive oil) and would liquid colorants be better than the powder?  I'd love to be able to do a creamy white / swirled with other colors.
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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2010 02:14:52 PM »

You can use titanium dioxide to get a white. It works pretty well. You could also look into different brands of olive oil that aren't quite as yellow/green. I think the general rule of thumb is to use 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon of oxides and pigments per pound of base oils. I usually mix up the higher end (1/2 tsp p.p.o.) and add about half and if I want it brighter/darker I have it ready to go.

Did you get the pigment sampler or the mica sampler? That's the only other thing I could think of, micas aren't very dark in cp, more of a shimmery color.
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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2010 08:44:26 PM »

what type of olive oil are you using??

also as Maremare said the brand has alot to do with it too..I know that when I bought one that was a different brand than usual it made my batch yellow ish..

I have used both liquid and powdered colorants..both have done well..how much are you using??

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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2010 10:56:16 AM »

I don't remember the brand right offhand; it was on sale at my local Kroger and I snatched it up.  It is an EVOO, I remember that much, and is pretty yellow in color.  The last batch I made, just this past week, I was trying to do a lightish purple (lavender soap) and I was getting frustrated at it not doing much more than a muddy gray.  So I kept adding color - BIG mistake!  All of a sudden it all mixed together, and after I cut it Sunday I got concerned that there's too much colorant in there.  I may have to rebatch it with some plain CP soap to spread it out a bit.  I believe I have the pigmant sampler pack from BB.  I'll keep my eye out for a lighter olive oil and go by your calculation, MareMare.  Thanks both for your input.
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2011 02:20:59 PM »

Has anyone used anything from TKB for soaping?  i know their pigments are great for makeup but i wanted to know how it was for soaping.  I was looking at getting this color pack but i'm not sure how well it will go into CP soaping.  I know the glycerin is okay but yeah....

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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2011 02:39:32 PM »

I'm not sure about THAT particular set..I do use the pop micas from TKB and I love them.

I'm guessing these are the same micas just in 'liquid' form..I can't vouch for that set..but I CAN tell you that the micas are hopelessly addictive and I LOVE them!
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« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2011 06:27:47 PM »

I'm not sure about THAT particular set..I do use the pop micas from TKB and I love them.

I'm guessing these are the same micas just in 'liquid' form..I can't vouch for that set..but I CAN tell you that the micas are hopelessly addictive and I LOVE them!

Awesome.  I'll give it a shot.  If it works out, GREAT!  if not, then someone will have experience about them and i can just pass them on to someone who does melt and pour.  =)

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I shot them an email about it and they got back to me quickly.  they say that they've had customers use it for CP with no issues that they're aware of.  *impressed by how quickly they responded!*
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