Turquoise Dye Powder creates a BEAUTIFUL and unique green/blue, aquamarine, verdigris green color, suitable for liquid soaps, bath bombs (see FDA guidance, below), melt & pour soaps and more.
This dye appears different in liquid vs. a powder. Also, a light concentration appears more like Tiffany Blue and a deeper concentration is more of a teal/verdigris color. This powder mixture contains certified lots of FD&C Blue 1 and FD&C Yellow 5.
Water Soluble. May migrate in solid soap.
UV fade: Yes.
FD&C Blue No. 1 is FDA permissible for all cosmetic applications.
FD&C Yellow No. 5 is FDA permissible for all cosmetic applications.
This dye mixture is exempt from certification because it's a mixture; both of dyes in the mixture are from FDA certified lots, this mixture can can be used in final products and remain within FDA guidelines.
Regulations for mixtures exempt from certification in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 part 80.35 (b):
Packaged in jars and sold by weight
Because every country has different regulations for use, we strongly encourage you to know the facts about color additives for your country. Please research the legal requirements or limitations in your country for this color and its use in your product. Follow the usage rates and guidelines for each individual color. We can't recommend any particular use or recommend usage rate because of this. No legality for a particular product is implied by the sale of this dye. Use in products is at the discretion of the consumer.
For the US, please familiarize yourself and always refer to the FDA regulations for the specific product and regulations for the end use:
Dyes may appear drab or even look like the wrong color until it is bloomed. You must "bloom" the dye before incorporating into your medium for optimal color release. Don't panic until you have tested a small portion in water.
HOW TO BLOOM A DYE:
Take a small amount of dye and add enough water to dissolve the dye powder. Stir or swirl to assist dissolving.
You can use the dye in liquid form directly into your medium or you can add baking soda to the liquid dye and mix thoroughly until evenly colored. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is alkaline and can change some colors to an unexpected color. If this happens, add a half part citric acid to your baking soda part. This will balance the pH levels and give you an accurate color. The most accurate test is what the dye looks like in water.
I received a custom order for bath bombs to be given as gifts at a 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' themed banquet. I began to search for a colorant I could use to match the famous Tiffany blue boxes. I was ecstatic when I found this one, although I had never used a 'dye' before. This dye was outstanding in every way - my order arrived quickly (as always - and with the little handwritten note that is always such a nice touch), I was able to bloom the color perfectly, and once mixed into my other ingredients, resulted in the matching Tiffany blue that I wanted. I found the dye to be much easier and more true to the advertised color in my finished product, than any micas or liquid colorants that I've tried. It does stain towels and clothes, so take care, but I LOVE this dye. I'm now ordering all of the other dye colors.