Friday, March 27, 2015

Using Dyes and Pigments In Your Soap

How to use Dyes & Pigments in soap

There are several different things to use pigments and dyes in. The different oils you choose to use in cold process soap can alter the color you will end up with in your finished soap. All of our colors are dry powder form, so you will need to mix them with a carrier (liquid glycerin, water, or oil) before adding them at trace. We recommend using the liquid glycerin with all pigments for a better consistency. Please note that all micas are used at the same ratio as a pigment. We recommend using a 1.25 cc scoop of pigment color per pound of soap or .15 cc scoop of dye color per pound of soap. 
The scoops and colorants can be found in our online store:
http://pinemeadows.net/soap-making-supplies.php#s4

How to use the melt & pour soap base



How to use the Melt and Pour soap base
Melt: Determine amount of soap base needed for your project. Cut the soap  into small pieces and 
place in a microwave safe container . Heat on a low setting using 30 second intervals. Stir between
intervals until liquid. Soap can also be melted using a double boiler if that is your preference.
***Handle hot soap carefully as it may burn the skin.

Mold: Stir in cosmetic safe color, cosmetic grade fragrance oil or essential oil, and any skin safe additives. Pour into your mold of choice. Spritz soap surface with alcohol to remove any bubbles.
Allow to cool until soap hardens.
Upon cooling soap should pop out of mold easily. If you are having trouble with the soap releasing, place in the fridge for a few minutes to contract the soap.

You may use your soap as soon as it cools down & releases from the mold.
Soap base available under www.pinemeadows.net/bases.php