Using Pigments & Dyes in Melt & Pour Soap Bases

Would anyonNEONSe here like my method of using DRY Pigments (ultramarines and oxides) and Mica’s with M&P soap? Well, I will share anyway…

Here is the deal… Dyes bleed in M&P soap bases. This is because dyes are water soluble, and “move” through out the hardened soap. Goes back to that old science concept that everything is actually fluid, in a sense. That molecules are just held together. Well, M&P base, when cooled is hard, but it is still considered a ‘liquid’ in the sense that it is a hardened solution.

Dyes (FD&C’s dyes and lakes, etc) are a powder. Most of you can buy them from Bramble Berry in the form of Lab Colors, or the glycerin based dyes at The Chemistry Store, or the liquid dyes at WSP (Whole Sale Supplies Plus). The liquid form in water is also preserved, so you have a long shelf life (so the preservative, as well as the BLEND of dyes used to make the color do get individually included on the soap label for M&P, not for CP, HP).

Pigments are natural occurring mineral substances. The ones we use in soap and cosmetics however are laboratory produced (including Bare Minerals, and yes they are lying about them being “natural”). It is against the US cosmetic safety laws (FD&C Act) to use things we just dig up out of the ground to put into our cosmetics. Black Oxide is easy to find … But it has to be “cosmetic grade” because Black Oxide just dug out of the ground also has Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, etc.. So, it is created in a lab to be safe, or as in the case of Titanium Dioxide, refined.

PigmenAtom-RedSoapts are NOT water soluable… HERe is a fun test.. Make a bath bomb using Dyes and a bath bomb using Red Oxide. Take separate baths, and you will see the dye turn the water the color of the dye and nothing on the tub floor or oil ring on the tub. Do the same with the Red Oxide bath bomb, and you will see all the red oxide either settle on the tub floor or stick to the tub ring.

So, You can buy EXPENSIVE glycerine mixed Pigments (Oxides and ultramarines) from soap and cosmetic suppliers (TKB Trading is the BEST www.TKBtrading.com) or you can purchase the 1/4 – 1 lb containers of the dry pigments for a fraction of the cost.

Mixing them with glycerine and then coloring your soap alters the soap though. Too much glycerine softens the base, and water will will do the same. Makes for soap that weeps too easy, melts too easy at the craft shows in the summer, and attatracts more moisture from the air. That is because Glycerine is a humicident (attracts moisture, and why natural soap IS so good for us. . it puts a shear sheath on the skin that draws moisture from the air and keeps our skin from drying out or getting the ‘itchies” in the winter).

So, what IS the solution? Well, you need something that will EVAPORATE> So using small pill cups (the little disposable ones that are used for food samples… they are PERFECT)…. Put in about 1/8 of a teaspoon of say Blue Ultramarine. Then add about 1 – 2 teaspoons of simple rubbing alcohol. Then using a pippette dropper, add the amount of color to your melted soap mixture, stirring well.

The alcohol will quickly evaporate from the heat, leaving you no added gGelledPeacockTealSoaplycerine or water in your soaps!

Consequently… that same Blue Ultramarine can be used to take the “yellow” out of the clear SFIC bases. I used to distribute this product, and the clear bases tend to run a pale tint of amber to a distinct light yellow. By adding a drop or two of BLue Ultramarine to them, you will have a perfectly water clear base!

Now about the color migration I mentioned earlier…. Dyes will migrate or bleed. Pigments and SOME mica’s will not. Lets talk about Pigments first. Non water soluble as I mentioned already. Make a cookie sheet of soap colored with blue UM. Cut the sheet into stars using a cookie cutter. Melt white soap and do an embed with the blue stars. 1 week later, only the stars will be blue… No movement of color.

melt-n-pourwhitesDo the same thing with a blue dye… make the sheet, cut it into stars, embed in white soap. 1 week later the white soap will be having blue haze around the area where the blue stars touch the white soap. 1 month later the white is all pale blue. 3 months later, the entire soap is all blue with no distinct blue stars. This is called “Bleeding”.

Mica’s are a subtrate that have various dye’s sprayed on them. Just like pigments we can not use naturally occuring mica in soap and cosmetic. Most, not all, but most dyes will bleed. The Lakes are the category of FD&C that will not bleed. TKB trading gives the ingredient list for each colorant, so you can determine if you mica will bleed or not. Also, as M&P soap makers, you will not have to worry about Dye or Mica “morphing” which is the chemical craziness that occurs when some dye come into contact with Alkali (Lye, sodium hydroxide). Some dyes react due to the very base pH of sodium hydroxide, and you get a Moon Man Puke color instead of what you planned, surprise surprise,

More questions… give me a shout out. I’ve a lot of experience!

Good luck and safe soap making from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

KellyJan2014Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20+ year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Soapalooza Boot Camp Coupons!

DoorMagnet1We have Soapalooza BOOT CAMP Coupon Offers! These coupons are good for any of the remaining 2014 Soapalooza Boot Camps (2 Day, 3 Day, or 5 Day) You can use a $50 Coupon for any upcoming 3 Day Bath & Body Boot Camp, the 5 Day Fast Track Boot Camp, or a $25 Coupon for our 2 Day Intensive Soap Making Boot Camp. Just in time for Holiday and Fall Soap Making!  We also offer MONTHLY INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLANS!

Learn the science behind soap making. Learn the basic math skills so that you can troubleshoot your soap and design your own formulas. Learn about soap labeling. Learn to make Milk Soap, Salt Soap, Swirled Soap, Layered Soap, Pine Tar Soap. Learn to use Natural Botanicals for coloration, Learn about Dyes, MIca, Oxide. Learn the Nuts & Bolts of starting your own Soap Making Business. PLUS, all the tricks of the trade from a 25 year veteran Soap maker that used to product over $76,000 of soap a year as well as owner/operator of a Cold Process Soap fragrance supply business.

You learn the in and outs, from a veteran Cold Process soap maker, to include How to wholesale, and what you need to have an efficient cold process soap making business. You also get 3 months of email/phone support!  We offer a convenient MONTHLY INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN on each of our Boot Camps to make it easier for you to budget. And don’t forget, your professional education is TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

We have the best fun! I hope that you will join us in one of the upcoming Soapalooza 3 Day Bath & Body Boot Camps (use Coupon Code 50OFFCLASS), or even one of our 2 Day Intensive Soap Making Boot Camps (use Coupon Code 25OFFSOAPCAMP).

Both Coupons are only valid until Sept 30, 2014… So HURRY and sign up!

 

Good luck and safe soap making from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

KellyValentines14Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20+ year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Congrats to Colleen Hoitt of Rose Moon Soap

BizInsuranceCongrats to Colleen Hoitt of Rose Moon Soap for renewing their HSCG Membership and obtaining business & product liability insurance through one of our industry trade associations!

Soapalooza offers a $20 Gift Certificate when you join or renew your membership with either the HSCG or Indie Business Network (formerly Indie Beauty Network) and obtain your business and product liability insurance through them. Simply send us a copy of your insurance certificate PDF with date issued, and we will issue you a $20 Gift Certificate to shop at Soapalooza.com. More details on our exclusive promotion at the Soapalooza website.

Birthday Party Ideas for Kids!

PrintYesterday I was processing files from over 10 years worth of teaching various types of soap and cosmetics classes in my forums and private consulting. Materials spread out over three hard drives and 8 thumb drives! It has been something I’ve been planning to tackle for a few years. Consolidation and compilation of all my soap and cosmetics training materials!

The daunting part is tying not to confuse myself between open file folders across the couple of thumb drives a particular document might be re-saved with a different date! Thank goodness I had the foresight to actually date my files when I saved them on a new location!

Not everyone can manage to come spend a day or two with Kelly, sadly!  I would love to have you all here, laughing and cutting up as we make soap or cosmetics together. But I realize that with jobs, family, and expenses of being away from your own businesses, that often training workshops are not easy to get away and attend.

The Soapalooza 2 Day Intensive Soap Making Boot Camp, and the Soapalooza 3 Day Bath & Body Boot Camp are doing phenomenally! These workshops have been SO MUCH FUN to give and participate in! I will be adding a weekend session for both each month, straddling the holiday’s that teachers and students are off from school also!

The Skype Classes are also fun! We have had a huge response to the Labeling De Mystified Conference Call / Skype format class. I will adding my Preservative Class next to the Skype format, as well as the PDF Training format.

For those that just can not attend our classes and workshops, I have started uploading workshops and training materials as PDF’s that students can purchase and download. All the PDF Training products will be located in the Soapalooza E-University store category.

The first PDF Training document for sale in the store is the Master Batch Soap Making Techniques. It includes the slides from the 2010 HSCG Conference presentation I did in Denver, Colorado, as well as 14 pages of step by step instructions on setting up your soap production to handle several thousand bars of soap manufacturing per week. The PDF includes how to master batch your lye solution, soap formula, how to adjust your lye solutions, and many more Master Batch Technique tips.

soapalooza_inviteI had an other brainstorm too! I have a really cool PDF Birthday Party Invitation from when Soapalooza hosted children’s Birthday Parties at our Hampton, VA retail store.

I learned that after 5 children of my own, it is more fun to teach mothers to orchestrate their own children’s Birthday Parties than me doing it in the studio or at their homes! So, I am making the Soapalooza Birthday Party Invitation Fillable PDF available FREE on the Soapalooza website! You can put it in the shopping cart and then you can download it for free. The really cool thing about this PDF is that you can EDIT it with your child’s name and party location, then print it. You can download the PDF, save it to your computer, and use it and share it!

NicholasBday1bOver the next few days I will be adding a few fun ideas for Birthday Party soap activities also! Your children and their friends will be fighting to get into the tub first!

Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

Good luck and safe soap making from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Soapalooza Bath & Body Boot Camp, Day 3

SoapaloozaBootCampStoreItemThe Final Day of Soapalooza’s February Bath & Body Boot Camp.

We started the day with Emulsions. Students learned how to make a Basic Lotion, graduating then to using BTMS for both Lotions and Creams. Students learned about the emulsion phases, how the percentages of water, oil, and emulsifier can determine the viscosity and after feel on the skin. We discussed both Good Manufacturing Practices and Cosmetic Preservatives again also, making sure students understand how important a cosmetic preservative is to a water based emulsion. Another class we re visited here was the aspect of Cosmetic Labeling for non soap products also.

Day2BBBCFebAfter lunch we created a Basic Lip Balm, and taught students how to alter and vary it to make herbal infused salves, whipped body butters, solid body butters, and solid perfume. One of the most popular items was the Comfrey Infused Dab Stick, a blend of Comfrey and Lavender that is moisturizing and soothing to the skin. We used both essential oils and fragrance oils for formulating all of the products we made during the Bath & Body Boot Camp also.

2014-02-19 12.55.00To finish off the 3 day Bath & Body Boot Camp, we made fabulous Natural Clay & Herbal Masks last. Students went home with a large Hau of handmade Bath & Body soap and cosmetics, all professionally labeled with our Soapalooza Studio Labels (you can download the PDF here:moisture-lotion-FINAL )

We have a Special Tax Refund Coupon Offer also! You can use a $50 Coupon for any upcoming 3 Day Bath & Body Boot Camp, or a $25 Coupon for any upcoming 2 Day Intensive Soap Making Boot Camp. Just in time for your Tax Refund too!

We had the best fun! I hope that you will join us in one of the upcoming Soapalooza 3 Day Bath & Body Boot Camps (use Coupon Code 50OFFCLASS), or even one of our 2 Day Intensive Soap Making Boot Camps (use Coupon Code 25OFFSOAPCAMP).

Both Coupons are only valid until May 15, 2014… So HURRY and sign up!

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Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Soapalooza Bath & Body Boot Camp, Day 1

BathBodyBootcampYesterday, we got the Soapalooza Bath & Body Boot Camp off to a fast paced start… We started off with a Basic Soapmaking lesson, followed by a more Advanced Soapmaking process using goat milk. Our students learned to weigh, measure, and design their cold process soap formulations.

Afterward, we moved on to using natural botanicals in soapmaking, both in the hot lye solutions as well as directly added to lightly traced cold process soap mixtures.
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We additionally made a Black & Tan soap, including the foam!

And, not to be out done, we made Shiraz Wine Soap with a burgundy flame mica swirl.

While the soap batches were processing (one batch in the refrigerator to be processed in a Low Temperature manner, and another in the oven for Cold Process Oven Process, we prepared our surfaces for the start of Bath & Body Cosmetics manufacturing.

We would be spending most of Day 2 & Day 3 making an onslaught of Bath & Body products.

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Students finished Day 1 with a class on Discounted Water Cold Process, and Master Batch Soapmaking.

Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

To Gel or Not to Gel

tallanimeBORDER-240x120The Effect of Starting Temps when Soapmaking
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This is what Gel does. Heats from Center to Edge. Avoid this in Milk Soaps.

This is what Gel does. Heats from Center to Edge. Avoid this in Milk Soaps.


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/The pink bar of Moondance herbal soap on the Left below shows where only partial gel occurred in the mold. The upper edge and the rounded right upper corner is more opaque than the lower portion of the soap. The pink bar of Moondance herbal soap on the Right below shows the same formula, same essential oils, duplicate batch made in similar mold. Full gel was achieved by soaping with higher oil and lye solution temps. No “rind effect” like seen on the bar to the Left. Notice that ungelled soap is more opaque than fully gelled soap. (the lower corners of our batches were rounded because this photo is from when we still used shower curtains cut to fit the mold as our liner, we did not get the perfect corners that the silicon lined molds in the photos give us now. The rounded corners were the lower portion of the mold where the liner did not get flush into the mold corners).
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Congrats to Sue Finley of Artisan Soaps LLC

BizInsuranceCongrats to Sue Finley of Artisan Soaps, LLC for renewing their HSCG or IBN Membership and obtaining business & product liability insurance through one of our industry trade associations!
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Soapmaking Classes Returning to Soapalooza

2013-12-27 08.05.32Well, the Holiday Season is over, and Soapalooza is planning new soapmaking and cosmetics training classes!
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Congrats to Lisa McMurry

BizInsuranceCongrats to Lisa McMurry for renewing their IBN Membership and obtaining business & product liability insurance through one of our industry trade associations!
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