Color Additives

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FD&C and D&C Color Additives

Our D&C and FD&C colorants are highly concentrated dyes available in water soluble liquids and powders. Some are also available as oil soluble liquids. Please carefully read each description to ensure that you select the most appropriate colorant for your formulation. Our dyes are great for soaps, bath salts, bath bombs, body powders, and other water based or dry formulations.

These dyes are not always stable in alkaline formulations and may fade in soaps. Please test dyes in your products to see if they will remain stable over time. We offer convenient samplers of our powder and liquid dyes so that you can experiment and determine which dyes are most suitable for your formulations.

Please visit the Color Additive Usage Guide to determine which color additives are safe to use for your particular application.

D & C Violet No. 2
Color Additive: D & C Violet No. 2
D&C Green #5 Powder
Color Additive: D&C Green #5 Powder
D&C Green #8 Powder
Color Additive: D&C Green #8 Powder
D&C Orange #4 Powder
Color Additive: D&C Orange #4 Powder
D&C Red #22 Powder
Color Additive: D&C Red #22 Powder
D&C Red No. 33 Powder
Color Additive: D&C Red No. 33 Powder
FD&C Blue #1 Powder
Color Additive: FD&C Blue #1 Powder
FD&C Green #3 Powder
Color Additive: FD&C Green #3 Powder
FD&C Red #40 Powder
Color Additive: FD&C Red #40 Powder Sale!
FD&C Yellow #5 Powder
Color Additive: FD&C Yellow #5 Powder
FD&C Yellow #6 Powder
Color Additive: FD&C Yellow #6 Powder
Liquid D & C Green #6 Oil
Color Additive: Liquid D & C Green #6 Oil
Liquid D & C Red #17 Oil
Color Additive: Liquid D & C Red #17 Oil
Liquid D & C Violet # 2 Oil
Color Additive: Liquid D & C Violet # 2 Oil
Liquid D & C Yellow #11 Oil
Color Additive: Liquid D & C Yellow #11 Oil
Liquid D&C Green #5
Color Additive: Liquid D&C Green #5
Liquid D&C Green #8
Color Additive: Liquid D&C Green #8
Liquid D&C Orange #4
Color Additive: Liquid D&C Orange #4
Liquid D&C Red #22
Color Additive: Liquid D&C Red #22
Liquid D&C Red #33
Color Additive: Liquid D&C Red #33
Liquid D&C Violet #2
Color Additive: Liquid D&C Violet #2
Liquid FD&C Blue #1
Color Additive: Liquid FD&C Blue #1
Liquid FD&C Green #3
Color Additive: Liquid FD&C Green #3
Liquid FD&C Red #40
Color Additive: Liquid FD&C Red #40
Liquid FD&C Yellow #5
Color Additive: Liquid FD&C Yellow #5
Liquid FD&C Yellow #6
Color Additive: Liquid FD&C Yellow #6
Colorant Dye Powder Sample Pack
Sampler: Colorant Dye Powder Sample Pack
Liquid Dye Sampler Pack
Sampler: Liquid Dye Sampler Pack

Oxides & Ultramarines

Our Oxides and Ultramarines are inorganic pigments that can be used within a variety of personal care formulations. Please read each description or visit the Color Additive Usage Guide to identify which pigments are safe for your particular application.

With the exception of our Water Dispersible Titanium Dioxide, all of the below pigments must first be dispersed in oil prior to incorporation into your batch or product. These pigments will not work in water-based formulations or in body oils or other low viscosity formulations.

Aqua Green Chromium Oxide
Color Additive: Aqua Green
Black Oxide
Color Additive: Black Oxide
Chromium Oxide Green
Color Additive: Chromium Oxide Green
Manganese Violet
Color Additive: Manganese Violet
Red Oxide (Brick)
Color Additive: Red Oxide (Brick)
Red Oxide (Plum)
Color Additive: Red Oxide (Plum)
Titanium Dioxide, Oil Dispersible
Color Additive: Titanium Dioxide, Oil Dispersible
Titanium Dioxide, Water Dispersible
Color Additive: Titanium Dioxide, Water Dispersible
Ultramarine Blue (Dark)
Color Additive: Ultramarine Blue (Dark)
Ultramarine Pink
Color Additive: Ultramarine Pink
Ultramarine Violet
Color Additive: Ultramarine Violet
Yellow Oxide
Color Additive: Yellow Oxide
High Micron Zinc Oxide
Mineral Base: Zinc Oxide, High Micron

Pearlescent Micas

Pearlescent Micas are used to add color and sheen to beauty, cosmetic and personal care products. They are primarily used in the formulation of lipsticks, blushes and eye shadows. They are also widely incorporated into loose mineral make-up. Virtually any shade of mineral make-up can be achieved by combining different shades of micas. Other pigments and additives can be used to darken or lighten colors and to create mineral make-up bases.

Micas can also be used to color lip balms, bath salts, bath bombs, creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, soaps (check for color fading possibility in a small batch first), lotions bars, body gels, body powders and milk baths.

Pearlescent Micas use light reflection, refraction, and transmission to exhibit their effects much like a prism creates various colors as light passes through it. They are made by coating small platelets of mica with various dyes and pigments. The size of the mica particle is measured in microns and determines the luster of the mica (the ability of the mica to bend and reflect light).

The product description for each mica includes the particle size range. The smaller of the 2 numbers (in microns) refers to the smallest particle size, and the larger number refers to the largest particles. The overall visual size of the mica will be an average of the two numbers.

Smaller sizes exhibit a pearlescent effect with a smooth sheen. Medium size particles lend a satin effect. Large particle sizes offer a sparkle-like effect. The smaller the particle size is, the more opaque it will make your product. Fine micas can be used to opacify transparent soaps. Some Pearlescent Micas are first coated with an iron oxide that absorbs light and is then coated with an interference color to reflect light. The result is a two-tone mica that changes color as it turns.

Due to their weight Pearlescent Micas may settle out in low viscosity formulations. To incorporate them into soaps, pour your soaps at cooler temperatures, as they will then suspend the micas better. To achieve the true effect of a mica in soap, the particles need to be aligned in the same direction. Using a spatula, try pouring your soap and then "combing" the surface of the soap in one direction. You will get different results when you add micas to colored verses non-colored soaps. A background color enhances the effects of the mica.

To add Pearlescent Mica Powders to a liquid formulation, first disperse the mica in a small amount of oil and then add the colored oil to the batch once all the clumps are broken up. Micas are easily stirred into dry salts and powders. Please be sure to heed the "Not Safe for Lips" and "Not Stable in CP (Cold Process) Soap" precautions.

Visit the Mica Safety Chart to determine which micas are safe to use for your particular application.

Amber Mica Powder
Mica: Amber Sale!
Avocado Mica Powder
Mica: Avocado Sale!
Aztec Aqua Mica Powder
Mica: Aztec Aqua Sale!
Biron MTU Powder
Mica: Biron MTU Sale!
Black Mica Powder
Mica: Black Sale!
Blue Glimmer Mica Powder
Mica: Blue Glimmer Sale!
Blue Green Glimmer Mica Powder
Mica: Blue Green Glimmer Sale!
Bordeaux Lustre Mica Powder
Mica: Bordeaux Lustre
Cobalt Mica Powder
Mica: Cobalt
Copper Mica Powder
Mica: Copper Sale!
Copper Glow Mica Powder
Mica: Copper Glow
FDA Blue Mica Powder
Mica: FDA Blue
FDA Coral Mica Powder
Mica: FDA Coral
FDA Green Mica Powder
Mica: FDA Green
FDA Yellow Mica Powder
Mica: FDA Yellow
Gold Karat Sparkle Mica Powder
Mica: Gold Karat Sparkle
Golden Glow Mica Powder
Mica: Golden Glow
Island Green Mica Powder
Mica: Island Green
Jeweltone Emerald Mica Powder
Mica: Jeweltone Emerald
Jeweltone Garnet Mica Powder
Mica: Jeweltone Garnet
Jeweltone Jade Mica Powder
Mica: Jeweltone Jade
Jeweltone Moonstone Mica Powder
Mica: Jeweltone Moonstone
Jeweltone Ruby Mica Powder
Mica: Jeweltone Ruby
Jeweltone Sapphire Mica Powder
Mica: Jeweltone Sapphire
Jeweltone Sunstone Mica Powder
Mica: Jeweltone Sunstone
Jeweltone Opal Mica Powder
Mica: Jeweltone Tan Opal
Jeweltone Topaz Mica Powder
Mica: Jeweltone Topaz
Lavender Mica Powder
Mica: Lavender
Lavender Glow Mica Powder
Mica: Lavender Glow
Midnight Mica Powder
Mica: Midnight
Oriental Beige Lustre Mica Powder
Mica: Oriental Beige Lustre
Patina Gold Lustre Mica Powder
Mica: Patina Gold Lustre
Pink Glimmer Mica Powder
Mica: Pink Glimmer
Pink Glimmer Mica Powder
Mica: Pink Glimmer
Red Glimmer Mica Powder
Mica: Red Glimmer
Red Heart Mica Powder
Mica: Red Heart
Rouge Flambe Mica Powder
Mica: Rouge Flambe Sale!
Royal Eggplant Mica Powder
Mica: Royal Eggplant
Sienna Lustre Mica Powder
Mica: Sienna Lustre Sale!
Silver Sparkle Mica Powder
Mica: Silver Sparkle
Sun Gold Mica Powder
Mica: Sun Gold
Tangerine Mica Powder
Mica: Tangerine
Two Tone Blue Green Mica Powder
Mica: Two Tone Blue Green Sale!
Two Tone Blue Violet Mica Powder
Mica: Two Tone Blue Violet
Two Tone Red Blue Mica Powder
Mica: Two Tone Red Blue Sale!
Two Tone Red Gold Mica Powder
Mica: Two Tone Red Gold
Magnesium Stearate, NF
Mineral Base: Magnesium Stearate, NF
Ronasphere LDP Mineral Makeup Base Filler
Mineral Base: Ronasphere LDP
Blues/Greens/Purples Pearlescent Mica Sampler
Sampler: Blues/Greens/Purples Pearlescent Micas
Gold/Silver/Copper/Neutral Pearlescent Micas
Sampler: Gold, Silver, Copper & Neutrals Pearlescent Micas
Micas Sampler
Sampler: Mica
Red/Orange/Yellow Pearlescent Micas Sampler
Sampler: Red/Orange/Yellow Pearlescent Micas
Two Tone Pearlescent Micas Sampler
Sampler: Two Tone Pearlescent Micas

Natural Herbal Soap Colorants

Henna Leaf Powder
Ayurvedic Herb: Henna Leaf Powder
Gromwell Root CO2 Total Extract
CO2 Extract: Gromwell Root Total
Alkanet Root Powder
Herb: Alkanet Root Powder
Annatto Seeds
Herb: Annatto Seeds
Beet Root Powder
Herb: Beet Root Powder
Carrot Root Powder
Herb: Carrot Root Powder
Stinging Nettles Powder
Herb: Nettles, Stinging, Powder
Parsley Powder
Herb: Parsley Powder
Peat Carbon Powdered Additive, Oil Dispersible Colorant
Natural Color Additive: Peat Carbon, Oil Dispersible Powder
Annatto Liquid Extract, Oil Soluble Colorant
Natural Color Extract: Annatto, Oil Soluble Liquid
Annatto Powder Extract, Water Soluble Colorant
Natural Color Extract: Annatto, Water Soluble Powder
Chlorophyllin Copper Complex Powdered Extract, Water Soluble Colorant
Natural Color Extract: Chlorophyllin Copper Complex, Water Soluble Powder
Logwood Powdered Extract, Water Soluble Colorant
Natural Color Extract: Logwood, Water Soluble Powder
Brazilwood Powdered Extract, Water Soluble
Powdered Extract: Brazilwood, Water Soluble
Buckthorn Powdered Extract, Oil Dispersible
Powdered Extract: Buckthorn, Oil Dispersible
Cutch Powdered Extract, Water Soluble
Powdered Extract: Cutch, Water Soluble
Dyer's Broom Powdered Extract, Water Soluble
Powdered Extract: Dyer's Broom, Water Soluble
Genipa Powdered Extract, Water Soluble
Powdered Extract: Genipa, Water Soluble
Goldenrod Powdered Extract, Oil Dispersible
Powdered Extract: Goldenrod, Oil Dispersible
Goldenrod Powdered Extract, Water Soluble
Powdered Extract: Goldenrod, Water Soluble
Indigo Powdered Extract, Oil Dispersible
Powdered Extract: Indigo, Oil Dispersible
Madder Root Powdered Extract, Concentrated Water Soluble
Powdered Extract: Madder Root, Concentrated Water Soluble
Madder Root Powdered Extract, Oil Dispersible
Powdered Extract: Madder Root, Oil Dispersible
Madder Root Powdered Extract, Water Soluble
Powdered Extract: Madder Root, Water Soluble
Sorghum Powdered Extract, Oil Dispersible
Powdered Extract: Sorghum, Oil Dispersible
Raspberry Seed Powder (Exfoliant)
Seed Powder: Raspberry
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