Red 28 dye colorant makes an intense hot pink color in bath bombs, liquid soaps, and melt and pour soaps. It is a more red shade than our Red 27 Dye. This color can be mixed with Blue 1 Dye to make a fantastic purple color!
Our Red 28 dye has an 87% dye load and is manufactured in the USA.
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.
You only need a pinch of this to give your product an awesome vibrant hot pink color. I haven't had any issues with it not dissolving, I use about .04grams with warm or room temperature water (3ml-6ml) and that will make a barbie pink in 250grams of baking soda (for embeds). This color does morph a little but it doesn't bother me since It goes back to normal once my bath bombs dry. If you use Alcohol in your bombs you might notice this so some experimenting might be needed. Its definitely worth it though 100% I will always have this on hand. It also makes a great purple.
Don't Blame The Dye, It's Just Dank
As with any colorant, this is one that you need to experiment with because it is DANK. If you're making a 2 cup baking soda batch of bath bombs, DO NOT use more than 1/8tsp of this dye or your're gonna have a bad time. It WILL leave a slight discoloration to the bath tub if you use too much, but water soluble dye is super easy to clean with scrubbing bubbles or a similar cleaner. In terms of color payoff, this dye can't be beat. A little truly goes a long way!
Unfortunately it stained bits of
Unfortunately it stained bits of my tub and skin even using polysorbate 80. Beautiful color though! Just afraid to try it again.
I have used many brands of Red 28 to make bath bombs and I have never had any to stain like this brand. It is unusable. When you drop just a little pinch in a cup of water most of it just floats on top of the water, even with the addition of poly. There us no way this is a water soluble dye. The top of the label says D&C Red 28 but at the bottom of the label it says D&C Red 27. I also purchased the Red 27 and it worse then the Red 28. I will write a review on it also. Makes me wonder if they mixed some of the 27 into the 28. It took almost 30 minutes of scrubbing with barkeepers friend to get most of the pink out of the tub. I also had to scrub my SS sink to get it out. I'm glad I tried it in my own tub before selling these as my customers would have been furious. Into the garbage with these two dyes.
Kenny, I'm sorry you're experiencing problems. Contrary to popular belief, there really is no difference between brands of dye. A dye is a dye. There can, however, be a difference in dye content, and our dyes are very concentrated. This means you can use less and get more color. Dyes by their nature can be more soluble than others. For example, red 40 is easier to use than red 28 or 27. It is the very nature of the dye. Thank you for letting us know about the label issue! There were no mix-ups in dyes, but we make all of our labels in-house and I made a mistake and did not change the information thoroughly when I made the red 28 dye label. I will be fixing that today!
Dyes were great
These are are powerful and wonderful! I'll be ordering again