Red 27 dye colorant makes a hot pink color in bath bombs, liquid soaps, and melt and pour soaps. This color can be mixed with blue 1 dye to make a fantastic purple color! The dye load of our red 27 dye powder is 90%.
The nature of this dye is to not disperse in water as well as others. This dye will need mixed into the water to help with dispersion. We have found that mixing the dye and letting it sit has resulted in the best dispersion of this dye. It is the nature of the dye to not disperse as well as other typical dyes such as red 40, blue 1, etc.
Batch certification information is available on each jar of dyes and lakes that are sold by Nurture Soap. Mixtures are made from certified lots of colors and do not require certification of the final mixture per the FDA.
You can get many shades of colors from just a few colors using dyes. For example, D&C Red 27 and FD&C Blue 1 make purple. Try it with our color blender.
Dyes need to be activated with water to become the color they are meant to be. For example, our green dye will be an orange powder until it is activated with water.
We love dyes for melt and pour soap! To use, activate a small bit of dye with water and add to MP. Dyes color the soap very well and remain translucent in clear MP.
You can use dyes for bath bombs in different ways:
(1) Activate with water and bloom the dye. You can bloom by adding water to the dye, then adding it to your baking soda. The baking soda then gets added to the rest of your dry ingredients.
(2) You can also add the activated dye to your liquid phase. With this method, polysorbate 80 will need to be used to incorporate the activated dye with the oils in your bath bomb mix.
Dyes should not be used in CP soap. They will morph and bleed.
I’m an experienced bath bomb maker and I purchased the 1 ounce of this dye powder after reading reviews and thinking that I would just adjust the dye amount used, because it is a 90% dye load. I’ve worked with high dye loads before and have had completely fine results but this particular colorant is NOT meant for bathwater. After using less than half a gram for 8 ounces of a bath bomb base for my embeds (which yields 80 embeds for me) I tested 2 of those tiny embeds in my tub and it completely stained it. In my opinion, if you can’t even use this dye at 1/2 of a gram, then it is unusable. Nurture Soap has so many amazing colorants, including their pink lake which performs perfectly in bath bombs, but this one is definitely not bath water safe. Note: I even used 2 grams of Polysorbate 80 so it would emulsify in the water nicely, but staining is still an issue. I’m hoping I can use this dye in a different capacity other than bath bombs
Stains very easily
I will start out by saying that I love the hot pink color I get from this. Unfortunately, it stains far too easily. You can only use a tiny tiny bit otherwise you will regret it. I didn't realize this when I first used it and I stained my skin for several days. My bath tub was stained for about 2 weeks and we had to scrub it every other day with magic erasers. I like the color but you need to be very careful with your usage rate. Now I will only use the smallest bit of it I can.
Best pink ever
I love this color so much. It’s worth the hassle.
Unusable in its current state
I wanted to try out a different pink, so I splurged and purchased a jar of this. The price is extremely high so I figured I would get a great product. Other reviews said that it just floated on top of the water but with enough stirring it would dissolve. It would not dissolve for me. Anything it comes into contact with it will stain. I always cover my counter tops and work over sheet pans to help with the mess and it has stained the sheet pans. I would soak the pans in water and think they were clean but even 2 weeks later, once water hits them, pink colors came back out. I couldn't imagine using them in BB. I have purchased a wide variety of dyes from Nurture's Soap and have not had any issues but the Red 27 and Red 28 are problems.
Hi Kenny! The price is very high because there is currently a shortage of this dye. It is very concentrated and will stain easily. Be sure to use a tiny amount! I also left a reply one your other one-star review for the red 28. :) The nature of these dyes makes them a bit more difficult to use than red 40, for example. It is the nature of the dye. This does not vary between brands or manufacturers.
Perfect shade it’s more pink then red, if you want true red this isn’t it, try Red 40