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We are so thrilled to announce the new non-bleeding colorant arrival at Bramble Berry. Get your sunglasses and feast your eyes on the new neon colorants!

Fizzy Lemonade, Tangerine Wow, Electric Bubble Gum, Fired Up Fuchsia and Ultraviolet Blue.

New Neon Colorants in Cold Process Soap

New Neon Colorants in Clear Melt and Pour Soap.

These colorants come in a powder form similar to a mica or oxide. With extensive testing we’ve figured out the best way to use them is premixing with liquid glycerin or a fixed oil (click HERE to see all of the colorants in their powder form). We’ve also found that the Mini Mixer makes quick work of dispersing. ALL of the oil soluble colorants are approved for soaps and lotions. The Tangerine WowElectric Bubble Gum and Fired Up Fuchsia are safe for lip products.  Yes! Hot pink lips are totally in for summer, ladies! Unfortunately, the blue and yellow are not lip safe.

Unlike some neon colorants on the marketplace, these colorants are FDA approved for skincare products. However, they are not approved for eye make-up, which is just fine in my book. I don’t think I’ll be making neon orange or yellow eye shadow in the near future (yikes).

These colorants have already been mixed  with liquid glycerin. They’re ready for soaping!

I like mixing up the colorants ahead of time so they’re ready to go when I need them. Be sure to cover them up with plastic wrap for storage.

So…what are YOU going to make with your new neon colorants?

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22 Comments

  1. MJ says

    Just got these and tested them out in the flexible 12 section silicone mold (which I love) and these worked so wonderfully in my cold process test! Any chance you’ll have a green and/or a true red in the future? Thanks for the great job all you folks a BB do. Your customer service and products are top notch!

    • Anne-Marie says

      Thank you so much for the positive report! That is such a joy to hear.

      A true red is virtually impossible to get because you’re mixing the red with white soap so it almost always goes a pinky pink. I’ve had great luck mixing a Labcolors Red with the Burgundy Oxide if that helps. Ditto mixing Emerald Labcolors green with a touch of Green Chrome oxide to get a good green.

      Thank you for your business. =)))

    • Anne-Marie says

      Our tests have shown that they do not bleed in MP. It’s like finding the holy grail! Just be sure to premix well to work out any clumps.

  2. Denette says

    I LOVE your CP soaps! I am definitely adding these colors to my next order…and I can’t wait to try the two pinks as tinted lip balms! So fun!! These colors have sparked some great memories of my childhood. I am having visions of me wearing spandex biking shorts with a neon strip down the sides and jelly shoes! Man the 80’s were a great time to be alive!

    For your CP soap bars above…did you use 1 teaspoon of colorant per pound of oils? I am new to using colorants in CP and am just looking for a reference point. Thanks!!

    • Anne-Marie says

      Thanks for making me laugh this morning. Great memories of the 80’s =)

      Make sure to mix the powdered colorant with oil or glycerin first. I personally like glycerin: 1 teaspoon of colorant to 1 table spoon of Glycerin. If you want to mix it in a fixed oil try 1/2 teaspoon of colorant to 1 teaspoon of oil. For the usage rate, what you see is what you get. So start with 1/4 teaspoon of the mixture and don’t be afraid to add more.

    • Anne-Marie says

      Yes. Otion will carry the new bright and happy colors. Just make sure you call them before you swing by to pick them up. Since they’re such a new product they not have them in stock yet http://www.otionsoap.com/

  3. Lisa says

    I love these bright happy colors! These will be in my next order for sure. They will be perfect for summer. I’m wondering if these could be premixed in those cute little dropper bottles BB has? If so, what amounts would you suggest (colorant to glycerin) for that size bottle (1/2 oz I think?). Also, could micas & pigments/ultramarines be premixed like this at home by us? Again, if so, how much colorant to glycerin? I know BB has liquid colorants, but I have some here that I would like to go ahead and premix if I can. I love BB micas by the way. The colors are just great!

    • Lisa says

      I don’t want to be a pest, but I’m working on an order and would like to find out if premixing is a good idea or not… any ideas?

      • Anne-Marie says

        Sorry Lisa! Looks I forgot to click the submit reply button. Blame it on the baby brain. :)

        I mixed 1 teaspoon of colorant into 1 Tablespoon of Glycerin. The only concern I have with using the dropper bottles is that the mixture could separate over time and then it would be tricky to get them mixed up again. Ours are still looking pretty good and mixed together after one week of sitting, the could settle in a few weeks.

        Hope this helps!

        • Lisa says

          Thanks so much! I’m going to give it a go. Perhaps if I just give them a good shake periodically that will help keep them from separating over time.

    • Anne-Marie says

      Yes, we’ve been searching a long time for colors that are cosmetic grade and skin safe and work in M&P AND Cold Process soap. It’s taken a lot of time and testing, but now they’re here. Yay!

    • Anne-Marie says

      No purple just yet. But you could always try mixing one of the blue and pinks together =)