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« on: February 22, 2012 11:55:25 AM »

I've never dyed my soaps before but I want them to look pretty!...I was wondering if I could use eyeshadows..or pigments.  Also, what could I use to dye my soaps that I may already have in my house. And finally I will order dyes but what are best to use and where can I get them..I'm wanting something I can use for bath fizzles and bubble bars too without having to buy multiple dyes!...I know this is a tall order..thank you/I'm sorry for the life story hehe  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012 01:00:34 PM »

Hi there! What kind of soaps are you making? If you're doing melt and pour, you probably just want to get liquid colorants suitable for melt and pour soap. If you're doing cp or hp you want to get pigments that you will mix with oil or water (depending on if they are oil or water dispersible) before adding to your soap.  Usually for bath bombs I just use the same liquid colorants I use for melt and pour soap. (same with bubble bars)

I don't understand what you mean by dyeing soaps you already have in your house. You add the colorant to them when you are making them. If you are trying to re-batch something by grating it down and re-melting you can try to color it then but re-batching just doesn't work very well and the color will probably come out kind of splotchy at best.

There are also soap paints available if you want to paint on the surface of already made soaps.

Most of these things can be bought at any good soap supplier. www.brambleberry.com should have all these different kinds.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012 01:21:26 PM »

What are bubble bars? They sound fun!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012 04:39:49 PM »

Im doing cp soaps...and I was wondering for future batches...I'd fail at rematch I'm sure haha!...so was that a no on using eyeshadow pigments?..also what about seasonings/herbs for colorant?
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012 04:42:04 PM »

What are bubble bars? They sound fun!

Bubble bars are like solid bubble bath..you break them up on your water and they make bubbles!...I've never made any but I'm going to start soon..I think someone on here has some pics or you can look up one on Lush!...they are pretty awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012 06:07:57 PM »

Yeah don't use eyeshadows, you have no idea what's in there or how it will react. Definitely get some actual made for soaping pigments, you don't want to ruin all your other nice ingredients because you used one weird thing. There are various herbs and spices that can be used, but someone else will have to help you with those, I rarely use them. Check out the FAQ on this board, there may be a section on that (and the colorant thread).
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012 07:53:26 PM »

Thank you mare mare!
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012 08:51:55 PM »

No prob! Be sure to share some pics when you make some! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012 09:05:43 PM »

Sounds like so much fun.  I haven't taken a bubble bath since I was little.  Definitely post the results and let's see what you come up with Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012 01:05:27 AM »

No prob guys...I will soon!
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