Gerbera Pink Neon Powder is an oil dispersible colourant. This colourant doesn't bleed in soap and can be used in both Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap - it must be moistened before adding to the soap.
The pigment can be a full on Neon Colour, even in Cold Process Soap, BUT this does depend on HOW MUCH YOU ADD! You are in control! You can have subtle vibrant, but pastel to a full on fluro in-your-face colour!
Instructions for Use:
For Melt and Pour Soap - Unless using in large commercial sized batches we recommend you use the pre-dispersed Liquid Neons or Colour Blocks as it is much easier if you are a beginner or part time soaper. We have tested this colourant in Melt and Pour Soap, and it can leave a speck or two. For Melt and Pour Soap it is best mixed in Glycerine PF with thorough hand blending or using a mini mixer.
For Cold Process Soap - This colourant is best moistened with oil. We recommend starting out with the following:
Add 2 teaspoons of pigment to 25ml of a carrier oil like Sweet Almond Oil or Rice Bran Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil - stir to moisten the powder and then mix well using a coffee frother (or mini mixer) – add 2 teaspoons of this mixture per 500g of traced soap for the mid tone shade in the graphic. See a How To Hydrate Neons video in the recipe formuary HERE.
Melt & Pour Soap - Yes - but difficult to use, we recommend using Colour Blocks or the liquid versions
Cold Processed Soap – Yes - mix in oil before adding to soap
Cosmetics including Eye area - No
Lip Products - No
Scrubs and anhydrous products - Yes
Emulsions (Lotions) - Yes
Bath Bombs - Yes, but they need Polysorbate 80 to help the colour disperse and to rinse cleanly away.
Candles and Tarts – Not tested
These colourants are: Non bleeding, oil dispersible colours
For more information on pigments in soap, check out THIS SQ blog post.
Our Test Results: We mix 30 minutes in advance, and there were no speckles or lumps visible. For a deeper shade, use more colourant, for a vibrant pastel tone use less.
pH sensitivity: Stable in high pH products (CP Soap) - as per the graphic, just add a little at a time to ensure you achieve the shade or tone you want.
Colour Fading: This colour is not prone to fading.
Colour Bleeding (Migration): This colour does not bleed or migrate
|INCI/Ingredients:||Polyester 3, Red 28, Manganese Violet|
|CAS #:||68258-82-2, 18472-87-2, 10101-66-3|