Bright Green Dye Mixture
This is a dye mixture of FD&C Yellow No. 5 and FD&C Blue No. 1, both containing over 90% pure dye each (details on dye loads below). This mixture is exempt from certification because this is a mixture and not a straight color additive. Because both of these dyes 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):§80.35 Color additive mixtures; certification and exemption from certification….(b) Color additive mixtures exempted from certification. A color additive mixture prepared from a previously certified batch of one or more straight colors, with or without any diluent that has been listed in part 73 of this chapter for use in mixtures, shall be exempt from batch certification if the straight color used has not changed in composition in any manner whatsoever since its certification and if it is simply mixed with the approved diluents for exempt mixtures. The label of such color additive mixtures shall not bear the lot number assigned by the Food and Drug Administration to the certified straight color components, but shall bear the manufacturer's control number through which the history of the straight color can be determined."
Safety Applications: Eyes, Lips, General
Certified Lots used in this mixture:
AW9216 93% pure dye: FD&C Yellow No. 5
AX4937 91% pure dye: FD&C Blue No. 1
All documents for this product will be provided via email upon request. This color is certified for Mad Oils, Inc (DBA Mad Micas) and is packaged at our laboratory in jars, not ziploc bags, for your convenience and to minimize waste.
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 just enough water to dissolve the dye powder. Use the minimum amount needed to dissolve the dye. Stir 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.