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Red Iron Oxide Pigment

Red Iron Oxide Pigment

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Brown iron oxide is a deep, rich brown powdered pigment. Iron oxides are graded safe for cosmetic use and are produced synthetically in order to avoid the inclusion of impurities normally found in naturally occurring iron oxides including ferrous or ferric oxides, arsenic, lead and other poisonous substances.

"Gorgeous brick red🤩 This is my first time using any colorant other than clays or plant powders in cp soap and I AM HOOKED! Very easy to use, love love love the final colour."
—Arlene (verified)

A little goes a long way.  Please start with small amounts and slowly increase to avoid over pigmentation.

Recommended for:
Stable In SoapSoapCP soap stable
FDA-permitted for eye area useEyesFDA-permitted for eye area use
FDA-permitted for lip area useLipsFDA-permitted for use on lips
FDA-permitted for external use (nails)NailsFDA-permitted for external use
FDA-permitted for external useExternalFDA-permitted for external use
Beautiful in resinResinBeautiful in resin
Great for arts and craftsCraftsGreat for arts & crafts
Not suitableMeltsNot suitable
* NOT RECOMMENDED for bath bombs.
Red Iron Oxide SDS COA
Product Type
FDA-Permitted for External Use Yes
FDA-Permitted for Eye Area Use Yes
FDA-Permitted for General (Including Lips) Use Yes
Usage Rate CP Soap 1 tsp per pound of oils
Usage Rate MP Soap ⅛ tsp per pound of MP base
Ingredients Red iron oxide (CI 77491)
  • Sample bags contain approximately one teaspoon.
  • Ultramarines and oxides are recommended for use in oil-based applications.
  • Notes for soap use: when mixing with MP soap, blend in a few drops of glycerin or oil to make a smooth paste to avoid clumps in your soap. White MP base will always create a pastel form of the color due to titanium dioxide in base.
  • Non-Bleeding, Non-Migrating. Stable in high pH
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Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Paula M.
A fantastic deep red!

I used this to make a masculine "rough" soap for my nephew. The colors came out amazing! Used the red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide along with black iron oxide to make this soap. It came out exactly like my nephew wanted. Rugged, earthy and man sized.

Love the color!

So glad I found this site! Used the color to make my peppermint cold process soap. I’m a beginner but can’t wait to try other colors.

Reg Mayfield
Little goes a long way

I use the Red Iron Oxide mixed with several other colors (Pink, Orange, Merlot or Yellow) to give me a perfect red color every time. I use this mixture in CP soap bars and have been delighted with the outcome every time.

Love this red!

Used this red for the first time to make my Christmas peppermint CP soap. The color looks wonderful and is exactly the color that I wanted! Will definitely be using this again.

Olga Jimenez

It’s the perfect color for a CP with red.