Lake Dyes Sampler
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Samples of 9 of our Lake Dyes.  Includes a sample size each of: FD&C Blue #1, D&C Orange 5, D&C Red 7, D&C Red 21, D&C Red 27, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Yellow 6, D&C Yellow 10.

Lake dyes are popular in soap making, toiletries and for use in coloring blushes, and lip products.
  • Ingredients as listed in the description above. 

    Note that only Red 40, Yellow 5 and Blue 1 are permitted in the USA for use in eye products.  

    Blue 1 is not stable in CP soap.  All products are vegan.
  • Batch Certification Disclaimer: These products are NOT "Batch Certified". 

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  • How much do you get of each color in the lakes sampler?

    Each color is 1/2 Fluid Ounces.

  • Hi, you said all the products are vegan in the Lake dyes sampler. Are the products can be used for food coloring?

    Not all of them.  I will update the page to show what they are permitted for.  Dyes are identified as FD&C, or D&C.  F = permitted for Food, D = permitted for Drugs and C = permitted for cosmetics.  In the case of Blue #1, its full name is FD&C Blue #1, which means it is permitted for all three.  Whereas Yellow #10 is D&C Yellow #10, meaning that it would not be permitted for use in food products.

  • Do the dyes in the sampler need to be bloomed before using in bath bombs?

    I vote "No".  For details read further.

    By "bloomed", I think what you mean is that they should be wetted first, so that the color fully "blooms" and mixes into your bomb easily.  Otherwise, you could end up with "specks" of unincorporated color.

    There are two kinds of dyes, Pure dyes and Lake Dyes.  Pure dyes are super strong and they must be "bloomed" before they are added to anything.  To do that, one pre-dissolves them into something like water or oil; you can't just stir them into a dry formula such as a bath bomb. An example of a pure dye would be like RIT cloth dye.  Super intense and staining.

    Cosmetic companies generally work instead with Lake Dyes.  Lake dyes are where they take the pure dye and then put it on top of a substrate of some kind, basically thin it down.  That is why a dye like Blue #1 Alum Lake has the word "Alum" in it.  The blue dye stains the alum substrate.  

    Lake dyes can come in different dye loads.  For example, our Blue Dye is 19-23% of actual dye, the rest is the substrate.  Lake dyes have a lot of advantages:  They are less expensive, they are easier to work with and measure exactly and.....tah don't need to "bloom" them first.

    Hope this helps, anyone with different info, feel free to add a "question" as a comment!


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