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Sunday, November 15, 2015
The “Perfect Red” in Cold Process Soap
Sometimes coloring cold process soap can be fun or it can be a challenge. There are many different type of colorant options from pigments, LabColors and micas. You can use the colorant straight as it is or you can try to mix them. Most of the time when I used a pigment it has been a challenge because the actual color you may come out different than what you put in. One of the toughest colors to achieve in cold process soap is red. Most colorants end up looking a little pink rather than a true, fire engine red. One of the reasons why it is so hard to achieve a true red color in cold process soap is because the batter or cream color. So it makes sense that the color would be lightened up to look more pastel. The Soap Queen tried to find the perfect red by doing a lot of mixing and blending until she found the perfect shade. So if you want to learn more about what transpired, check out the post from The Soap Queen called The "Perfect Red" in Cold Process Soap.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.