Category Archives: Color In Products

Creating Lip Tints – Nude

It never ceases to amaze me how I have the world of cosmetics and body care products at my finger tips. That can be both good and bad. I never have to put up with a lotion, lip balm or even fragrance that I do not like. However, it also means I am better off making small batches because I am addicted to the flavor, color, scent or product of the week.

 

This project is perfect for those like me who need plenty of options to keep things interesting and exciting. Today we will be making a nude lip tint. Now what do I mean by nude? I mean a lip tint that tones down the natural color of the lips making the appear more “nude”. This particular tint will work well for those who have red or even purple coloration to their lip. I do not know if this will work for those who have very dark lips. For you, it may turn white. Who knows?! We will have to try. (Anyone willing to test for us?)

I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions. If you want a more glossy product, I highly recommend using my personal favorite, the Mango Lip Solutions. We will only be using a small portion of the Soy Lip Solutions jar. This allows for plenty of color experimentation and fun!

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Blue Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Coral Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Black Lip balm Color, Oil Soluble
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: (Fills 10 regular lip balm tubes)

Recipe in Grams
42.5 grams Soy Lip Solutions
q.s. Blue Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Coral Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Black Lip balm Color, Oil Soluble
Recipe in Ounces
1.5 oz Soy Lip Solutions
q.s. Blue Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Coral Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Black Lip balm Color, Oil Soluble

Recipe Note:
Q.S. means quantity sufficient. The amount of color varies from person to person until you find the amount you like. Some of the colors in this need so little that it can be difficult to weigh the amount needed! So we use Q.S. to say use as much as you need to achieve the right color, flavor, etc.

Weigh 1.5 oz of Soy Lip Solutions into a small microwave safe. Heat the material gently until it has melted. At this time, I added approximately the same amount of two large peas of White Lip Balm Color and one medium pinhead of Coral Lip Balm Color. Stir the material well. Place one drop of the mixture of the lip tint onto a cool plate. This is what we call the plate test. This helps you to make sure you have the desired color.

After my first round of the plate test, I added half a large pinheads worth of Yellow Lip Balm Color and tested the color again. Then I added about the tip of a pin of Blue Lip Balm Color and the tip of a pin of Black. Play around with adding various amounts of color until you are satisfied with the finished color. My finished color works for me, but your personal preferences may change the amounts used.

Once I was satisfied with the color, I filled my lip balm tubes. Don’t forget! You can add some silver mica for shimmer should you so desire. Allow the lip balm to cool and enjoy!

If you enjoyed today’s blog, request one of these fabulous lip balm. Only 10 are going to shipping so note on your next order that you want one of the lip tints. Hurry! These will go fast.

Notes:
I did not flavor this batch of lip tint, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t. Add your favorite flavor and take pleasure from your own unique lip tint that is personalized to suit you and your fabulous tastes!

Additionally to give you an idea as to how much White Lip Balm Color but how little Black and Blue Lip Balm Colors that I used, I weighed my White color. I uses 1.1 grams of White Lip Balm Color. Wow!

Taylor

Finished Lip Tint
Finished Lip Tint
Weighing out Soy Lip Solution
Weighing out Soy Lip Solution
Melted Soy Lip Balm Base
Melted Soy Lip Balm Base
Adding White and Coral Oil Soluble Colors
Adding White and Coral Oil Soluble Colors
Adding Blue Oil Soluble Color
Adding Blue Oil Soluble Color
My plate test
My plate test

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

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

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

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?

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

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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Coral Cold Process Soap Test

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

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

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

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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