Bath Bomb Colors & Supplies

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DYES AND ALUMINUM LAKES
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We are pleased to announce that we have Color Additive Certification for all single dye or lakes.  These colors can be used to color bath bombs, bath fizzies, bubble bars and bath salts and more.

Each color has a Lot Number and Batch Number issued by the FDA for each batch.  Each batch has been certified with a dye load specific to each batch (color).  We are transparent about the dye load in each of the color additives we carry.  This is an important thing to require of your color supplier.  A low dye load can be very cheap, so if you are finding these for much cheaper, demand the dye load that the batch has been certified for.  The lower the dye load, the less concentrated it is and the more you will need to obtain the color you require.  All documentation will be sent upon request.

Difference between Dyes and Lakes:

DYE is a chemical that exhibits coloring power when dissolved. Dyes are water soluble, and will not mix with oils.  You do not need polysorbate 80 in your mix for the color to disperse and color the water.

An ALUMINUM LAKE is an insoluble material that tints by dispersion. Lakes are produced from the FD&C Dyes and are oil dispersible and can be mixed with oils and fats.  You must use polysorbate 80 when using Lakes (or micas) because the powder will end up floating on the surface of the tub water.  The polysorbate 80 will disperse and distribute the color properly.

Lakes are produced in specific concentrations of the Dye used. Most are available in Low Dye (10-17% pure dye) and High Dye (36-42% pure dye).  See individual product pages for specific dye loads.

 

DYES AND LAKES are used for multiple applications, including bath bombs.  We have just created this collection of products specifically for the Bath Bomb maker so that it is easy to find all the bath bomb supplies.