This item is packaged in JARS and has a dye concentration of 38%.
Red 40 Aluminum Lake is approved for:
- General use
In order to minimize waste, all documents for this product will be provided via email upon request. This color is certified for Nurture Soap Inc. and is packaged at our facility. This items SHIPS FREE to 48 states.
The use rate for Red 40 in 80 ounces of bath bomb mix is the following:
- Light Usage - Baby Pink: 1/4 tsp
- Medium Usage - Light Red/Dark Pink: 1 tsp to 1-1/2 tsp
- Deep Red: 2-1/2 tsp
The addition of polysorbate 80 is very important in order for the batch certified lakes to not leave a color ring/residue in the tub. Poly 80 should be used at 1 to 2 percent of your recipe.
Batch certified lakes are the only lakes legally allowed to be used in bath bombs and other cosmetic products in the United States. Batch certified dyes are more expensive to produce but will keep you within the FDA guidelines for cosmetic colorants as the maker. Mica powders and cosmetic glitters can also be used in bath bombs, as they are exempt from certification. We highly recommend our earth friendly biodegradable glitters for bath bombs.
These colors bleed in soaps, and we don't recommend them for this reason.
Thank you to Amie Pearson (Mama) of Mama Pearson's Soaporium to testing our certified lake colors for us!