We’re still on the hunt for some great non bleeding liquid red colors. As you can see, when mixed with opaque soap, this color did not stay red but in clear soap, it’s a more brick red.I made these soaps by first pouring a full Basic Rectangle Mold of colored soap, letting it harden and then cutting it into strips. Then, I poured a thin layer of over pour soap, spritzed the colored strips with alcohol and pushed the strips into the thin soapy layer. I filled in the rest of the mold, spritzed with a finishing layer of alcohol and then waited for the soap to harden.I’m disappointed with how the soaps came out. If I had cut symmetrically or been more deliberate with the strip placement, the soaps would have looked much better.Next time … next time.
Eat Well (was Teresa R) says
I like how the soaps turned out – kind of a wabi sabi sort of loveliness.
Paula Kates says
Have you tried 3 parts red oxide to one part ultramarine blue? It creates a fantastic red for clear soap bases. But as for getting a deep red from an opaque base, I don’t think that’s gonna happen. The TD in the white base will never let you get darker than a dusty mauve and even then you’d have to use so much pigment you’ll end up with red suds (in the shower????). My first lesson in soapmaking: “Do not frighten the customers.” hehehe
The soaps look gorgeous Anne-marie! Good luck with your search for the perfect red!