Really Red! is RED. It is bright red. This is a Nurture Soap® custom color created by the owner in her quest for a true red that could be used in cold process soap.
UPDATE! We have a fantastic new red!!!Trial by Fire Red Mica doesn't bleed or migrate and looks great in soaps. Really Red! may migrate and bleed.
Some red colors out there require mixing different color sets together to get close to red, and mixing is messy! If you don't get the ratios just right you get a pink color or something other than a true red. Really Red! is pre-mixed and super easy to use. We do the work for you, so you have more time to make beautiful soaps!
For a red that can be used in all types of cosmetics see our My Red Obsession mica powder.
For red that doesn't migrate or bleed, but offers the same true bright red of Really Red! look at our new red mica - Trial by Fire
Really Red is allowed for use in soap but is not permitted for use in cosmetics due to the dye we use in mixing not being batch certified. Read more about how soap is regulated in our blog post What is Soap and How is it Regulated?
The ingredient Acid Red 92 is the uncertified version of D&C Red 28. The FDA requires we use the uncertified name since the dye is not certified, but it is the same dye.
Really Red! must go through gel phase to be a true, vibrant red. If it is not gelled the color will appear slightly pink and/or brick in color.
Really Red! can bleed when too much is used. For this reason, it is best used as an accent color.
This color is the creation of the owner of Nurture Soap, and she mixes this color herself to ensure consistent quality and minimize batch variations. You will not find a truer red anywhere else!
Really Red is not mica-based. Since we no longer need mica as a mixing agent due to new mixing technology acquired by us, this color is a highly concentrated pigment that we have formulated to be very potent and easy to use.
There are other red colors out there. They are typically mica-based, not as concentrated, and turn pink in cold process. We urge you to compare our red to others and see the difference!
There is no mixing required with our Really Red! We do all the mixing for you to ensure that you get a bright, true red every time. No more mixing colors and crossing your fingers that it works!
Please note that as of 7/21/2017 the formula for Really Red! has changed due to new mixing technology we have acquired at Nurture Soap. We are now able to make a brilliant red without supplemental ingredients that aided in the mixing process. This is a custom mixed color and there may be small variations between batches.
I did like this really ed color it does get darker when mixed into products which i had hoped it stayed brighter but it still came out looking wonderful
Really red is great - but you need to know it’s limits
I’ve used a ton of really red. It is a bright vibrant tomato red. But ... because it’s a pigment it doesn’t seem to dissolve as easily in oil as mica does. I add it to a few teaspoonful of oil and mix like crazy to be sure any tiny lumps are dissolved.
In soap it leaves a beautiful bright red. I sent off my soaps to customers but got comments back that people weren’t happy with all the red that was being left on washcloth, and the pink lather they were getting.
And - after keeping a bar of candy cane soap for my own use (I never get to try it - it always sells out!) - I see that it also bleeds pretty badly into the white soap. In future when I use it I would recommend keeping it as a very small portion of the entire bar of soap. I wouldn’t do another “dragons blood” completely red bar. Here’s photos of the candy cane soap. I have now bought some of the trial by fire red colour, and I also use My red obsession. I’m hoping that the Trial By Fire red can replace the Really Red.
This is really red!
I heard that a perfect red mica is hard to find, but when I came across "Really Red", I knew it had to be really red. And so I bought it. It came out really red in my cold process soap. I don't regret buy this red mica. I added a pic right after cutting my soaps into 1 inch bars. Hope you like my swirls! Thanks Nurture Soap!