Archive for the ‘Color In Products’ Category

Wahoo! The Yellow Lip Balm Color is back in stock!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
I am so thrilled to announce that the Yellow Lip Balm Color is back in stock! I have been dying to make a few projects using this color and haven’t been able to get any. I know I haven’t been the only one trying to get some. Well, it is back and waiting for you to put it to work.If you haven’t used this fabulous color before, here are a few projects you can do using this fun product!

Plumberry Spice Celebration Soap
This fabulous soap uses Melt and Pour Soap Base, color and glitter. It is beautiful and simple enough project, you can do it with the kids!

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap
I love lemon poppy seed cookies. They taste so darn good and are wonderful all year long. In summer, in winter, with hot cocoa, coffee or even iced tea. This Cold Process soap was inspired by these fabulous cookies. We even posted the recipe for the cookies! Yummy!

Coffee & Cream Lip Gloss
If you are looking for a scrumptious lip gloss recipe, look no further! This recipe tastes just like a sweet, creamy latte. We even added a little shimmer to this gloss, but remember, shimmer is optional. Just like the whipped cream on top of your morning coffee, you can have it with or without. You have all the power!

Testing Colors – Part 3
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if you added one of the oil soluble colors to cold process or melt & pour soap? Well wonder no longer. We have already done the testing! I highly recommend using the Yellow Lip Balm color is you are looking for bold and stunning yellows. No dingy yellow here!

Honey Flavored a la Lip Crème
Fresh honey right out of the sun warmed jar tastes so good. I grew up trailing my father through the field checking on our beehives and sneaking a bite every time we harvested honey. This delicious lip balm reminds me of those days and that wonderful flavor. If you have ever gotten honey from a local beekeeper, this is the recipe to try. You will love it!

 

 

Taylor

Melt & Pour on the left and Cold Process on the right.

Testing Colors – Part 3

Finished lip gloss.

Coffee & Cream Lip Gloss

Finished Cookies with a Cup of Vanilla Tea

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies with a Cup of Vanilla Tea

Honey Flavored a la Lip Creme

Honey Flavored a la Lip Creme

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Day-Glo Colors Samples

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

We are sending out some of our new Day-Glo colors samples in orders placed at thesage.com. If there is a specific color that you would like to try put a note in the comments section of your next order and we will send it along with your order.

Blaze Orange Day-Glo – What a brilliant orange this color is ready for fantastic colored soaps! I was amazed by the colors Andee created in her music inspired soap series on our blog. If you like orange, then you will love this bright and cheerful orange color!

Corona Magenta Day-Glo – WOW! Talk about poke-eye brilliant! This is a great color for bright soaps and lip balms. We sure had fun with this soap. Andee made a music inspired soap series on our blog and it is PERFECT for this color.

Aurora Pink Day-Glo – This bubble gum pink can do the whole range of pale pink to Wowza Pink! Super fun and even suitable for lip colors. We know you will love using this color in your lip balms, soaps and other body care products. Check out Andee’s music inspired soap series on our blog to see this bubbly pink color.

Fire Orange Day-Glo – This is Fire Orange and ready for fireworks! Holy Cow! This color is brilliant and just fun. This color is suitable for all soaps and makes a perfect match for citrus types. Check out Andee’s music inspired soap series on our blog to see this fiery orange color.

Enjoy your samples and I hope you have fun making great products with these colors.

Tonya

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US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president, he is the only person to run for, and win, the presidency four times. He served the longest time as President in history. F.D. Roosevelt was the first president to speak on television. He was the first president to fly in an airplane. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s mom clothed him in dresses until he was five. Hey! No laughing! I like dresses too. He also had several hobbies, one hobby was stamp collecting, he had over 1,000,000 stamps in his collection.

Today I am going to make Bath Bombs and I am going to color them red, white, and blue. This is celebrate our free time and enjoy a bit of the holiday sparklers (or bath bombs) in the bath tub.

Collect needed items:
Ingredients
Baking Soda
Citric Acid
Corn Starch
Fragrance Oil of your choice
Water Soluble Color
Distilled Water in a Spray Bottle 

Equipment
Multi-Cube Clamshell or other Molds of your choice
Scale
Pipettes
Large plastic bag for mixing
Small plastic bags for individualizing each clamshell

Recipe: (Makes 6 pounds, fills 20-22 Multi-Cube Clamshells)
Recipe in pounds:
3 pounds Baking Soda
2 pounds Citric Acid
1 pound Corn Starch
 
Recipe in Percentages
50% Baking Soda
34% Citric Acid
16% Corn Starch

Color Note:
Adding color to this recipe can be done with ease if it is mixed with water and spritzed lightly into the dry ingredients. Try a .15 cc scoop of the water soluble dyes into a 4 oz size bottle with spray head and see how easy it is to color your bath bombs!

If using the Multi-Cube Clamshell, weigh 4.4 ounces into a small bag. Add up to 1/2 mL fragrance oil and mix well, making sure all the clumps have been broken up. Spritz the colored water over the dry powder once or twice and then mix thoroughly. Alternate spritzes of colored water and plain water until the mixture is the texture of coarse corn meal.

Look I am also using the Vanilla Bean Tincture that I made a couple of months ago. Check out the blog for making Tinctures!

Be careful to not over spray or your bombs or they may start fizzing, so spray once or twice and mix thoroughly, then repeat as necessary. Compress finished product into Multi-Cube Clamshell or Mold of your choice and let dry thoroughly about 6-12 hours. Label and give as gifts or keep for yourself! Did you use the Multi-Cube Clamshell? Simply break off a cube or two into your next bath. I also used a scoop and pressed out several scoops, it looks like Neapolitan ice cream to me.

This recipe will make approximately 20-22 Multi-Cube Clamshells. I made up the batch and stored in a large bucket; used some for now and store some for later.

You can find Water Soluble dyes in our catalog at thesage.com, but I have also included links to all of our water soluble dyes here for your easy perusal!

Grape
Lemon Yellow
Purple Raspberry
Ocean Blue

Tonya

Franklin D. Roosevelt child

Franklin D. Roosevelt child

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Spritzing

Spritzing

Adding Color

Adding Color

Mixing

Mixing

Made ice cream shapes

Made ice cream shapes

Finished options

Finished options

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Have you ever seen this?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Have you ever received a jug of oil and noticed a haze at the bottom? Don’t be alarmed. This can be common. It just means that stearines that are solid at room temperature have settled to the bottom. This is normal!

Some oils can also have material left over from the filtration process. This jug of Castor Oil has both stearines that have settled to the bottom as well as some charcoal from the filtration process.  While I probably wouldn’t use what is on the bottom of the jug for lip balm or other similar products, it won’t hurt if used in soap. The charcoal will only make the soap a little darker in color. Say… that reminds me! I don’t think we have made a single oil soap made with Castor Oil. Let’s try that tomorrow!

 

Taylor

The stearines and charcoal having settled in the jug of Castor Oil.

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Yellow Cold Process Soap Test

Friday, May 13th, 2011
As many of you know, I adore lemons. A great pick me up fruit if ever I have seen one. I would love to have a bright yellow colored soap scented with lemon but the yellow oxide doesn’t cut it. It isn’t bright like I want it to be. I must say I love the results of the Yellow Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color in soap. What do you think? Come with me to the kitchen to achieve this wonderful and bright color. 

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Hydrogenated soy
Coconut
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Yellow Oil Soluble Color
Lemon USA Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. Yellow Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Lemon USA Essential Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. Yellow Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Lemon USA Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Yellow Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Lemon USA Essential Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Soap

Oil and Lye Solution

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Mixing Soap

Adding Essential Oil

Adding Color

Pouring Soap into Mold

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Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

Coral Cold Process Soap Test

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Coral. What can you say about coral? I wasn’t expecting a color change (and I didn’t get one), but I didn’t expect to fall in love with the color either. It made a bright sassy orange that I am just dying to swirl with. This is a soap with some spunk. This soap tells me “Go girl, you can do anything!” I feel on top of the world. Want to come join me? Come to the kitchen with me to make this inspiring soap. 

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Hydrogenated soy
Coconut
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Coral Oil Soluble Color
Orange Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. Coral Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Orange Essential Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. Coral Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Orange Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Coral Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Orange Essential Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Soap

Oil and Lye Solution

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Mixing Soap

Adding Fragrance and Color

Mixing Soap

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Ruby Cold Process Soap Test

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
I was excited to test the Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color. I have been dreaming of a strong true red that isn’t a dye so you can make swirls with it and it will not bleed. I really thought the Ruby color would be it. I am sad to say I must continue my search for a true, non-bleeding red. Although on the bright side, a lovely orange color is created. It has just a hint more red that what the coral has. Come join me in the kitchen to watch this amazing color change. 

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Hydrogenated soy
Coconut
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Ruby Oil Soluble Color
Tangerine & Tulip Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. Ruby Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Tangerine & Tulip Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. Ruby Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Tangerine & Tulip Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Ruby Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Tangerine & Tulip Fragrance Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Soap

Oil and Lye Solution

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Mixing Soap

Adding Fragrance Oil

Adding Color

Mixing in Color

Mixing in Color

Soap in Mold

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White Cold Process Soap Test

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
The first color I tested in soap was the White Oil Soluble Color. I expected that the soap would be white in color and I wasn’t very surprised. It was white in color. Come with me to the kitchen to find out how to achieve this color. 

I used our basic soap recipe which results in a creamy white color. I expected that there would be no color change and that the soap would be white. There were’t any surprises when making this particular soap. Easy as pie!

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Hydrogenated soy
Coconut
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
White Oil Soluble Color
Baby Powder Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. White Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Baby Powder Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. White Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Baby Powder Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. White Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Baby Powder Fragrance Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Soap

Oil and Lye Solution

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Mixing Soap

Adding Fragrance Oil

Adding Color

Mixing In Color

Mixed Soap Ready for Mold

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Blue Cold Process Soap Test

Monday, May 9th, 2011
When I made the soap with the Blue Oil Soluble Color, I ran into a couple of surprises. First when the color was added the soap turned a blue color. Then it turned a murky grey then a bright pink. I nearly dropped the immersion blender! I poured the soap into the mold while it was still bright pink. As the soap cured it became grey again. Then it became purple in color! Come with me to the kitchen to achieve this gorgeous and shocking color. 

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Hydrogenated soy
Coconut
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Blue Oil Soluble Color
Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold.

Taylor

Finished Soap. What a surprise!

Oil and Lye Solution

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Mixing Soap

Adding Fragrance

Adding Color

Mixing in Color

Color turns grey

Soap turns pink

Pouring Soap into Mold

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Black Cold Process Soap Test

Friday, May 6th, 2011
I always think that black soaps are stunning. They are bold and demand to be noticed. My biggest challenge was deciding on a fragrance that I wanted in a black soap. I finally decided on Eastern Amber. This fabulous scent seems even more musky and sensual in a black soap. Come with me to the kitchen to make this enticing soap! 

Note: This soap will color a wash cloth. I was able to rinse the color out at the sink but don’t use your favorite wash cloth with this soap.

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Hydrogenated soy
Coconut
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Black Oil Soluble Color
Eastern Amber Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. Black Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Eastern Amber Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. Black Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Eastern Amber Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Black Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Eastern Amber Fragrance Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Soap

Oil and Lye Solution

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Mixing Soap

Adding Fragrance Oil

Adding Color

Mixing Soap

Pouring Soap into Mold

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