I ordered several different red colorants and got busy mixing up the colors for my test batch of soaps. This is what I mixed for my test:
Lake Dye #7
Lake Dye #22
Lake Dye #40
Queen Kathryn Mica
Ruby Rose Mica
Non-Bleeding Liquid Red
Valentine Red Liquid Colorant
Now I would like to show you some pictures of some of the testing process and my finished soaps.
Here are some of the test colors mixed up. I brushed some of
the colors onto the paper towel to see what they looked like.
|Here are the test soaps with all 8 test colors.|
Here they are out of the molds, you can see some slight
color changes in some of them. I have arrows pointing to
the soaps and what color I used.
Now for the bottom row. The only color I felt come close is
the Valentine Red liquid color.
This one is looking real close to the right color.
I wonder if it might fade lighter as the soap cures?
One more comparison before I decide. I think the
#40 might be too light and the #7 looks more like a
OK, I have now decided how I am going to color my soap, and of course
you need to have seeds for the watermelon. Now on to making my soap.
And here they are out of the mold and cut. They are scented
with at watermelon fragrance oil and boy do they smell good!
They will be available for sale the middle of August, 2012.
|I just love how they turned out, and they were very fun to make.|
I am wondering what color you would have choosen from the test bar pictures.
Hint: I used 2 of the color choices for these bars.