Formerly Lime Sherbet
Neon Lime Sherbet Green Powder has been renamed Fluro Green Powder. Fluro Green Powder is an oil dispersible colourant. This colourant doesn't bleed in soap and can be used in Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap - it must be moistened before adding to the soap.
The pigment is Neon Green before it goes through saponfication, and then it mellows into a vibrant sherbet green colour as pictured BUT this does depend on HOW MUCH YOU ADD! You can have subtle pastel green to fluro lime green!
Instructions for Use:
For Melt and Pour Soap - Unless using in commercial sized batches we recommend you use the pre-dispersed liquid Brites NG Lime Green Colour as it is much easier if you are a beginner or part time soaper. We have tested this colourant in Melt and Pour Soap, and it can leave a speck or two if not hydrated well. For Melt and Pour Soap it is best mixed in Glycerine PF with thorough hand blending or using a mini mixer.
For Cold Process Soap - This colourant is best moistened with oil. We recommend starting out with the following:
Add 2 teaspoons of pigment to 25ml of a carrier oil like Sweet Almond Oil or Rice Bran Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil - stir to moisten the powder and then mix well using a coffee frother (or mini mixer) – add 2 teaspoons of this mixture per 500g of traced soap for the mid tone shade in the graphic.
Melt & Pour Soap - Yes - hydrate well or use the liquid version
Cold Processed Soap – Yes - mix in oil before adding to soap
Cosmetics including Eye area - No
Lip Products - No
Scrubs and anhydrous products - Yes
Emulsions (Lotions) - Yes
This colourant is a: Non bleeding, oil dispersible colour
For more information on pigments in soap, check out THIS SQ blog post.
Our Test Results:
Our graphic in the examples uses: 2 teaspoons of pigment to 25ml Rice Bran Oil. We mixed this 24 hours in advance, and there were no speckles or lumps visible. Two teaspoons of this mixture was used to colour 500g of traced soap. For a deeper shade, use more colourant. Will produce a pastel to vibrant mint green if less is used.
pH sensitivity: Stable in high pH products (CP Soap) - as per the graphic, this colour pulls back a little in cold process soap, and produces a vibrant mint green, rather than neon lime green.
Colour Fading: This colour is not prone to fading.
Colour Bleeding (Migration): This colour does not bleed or migratepH sensitivity: Stable in high pH products (CP Soap) - as per the graphic, this colour pulls back a little in cold process soap, and produces a vibrant mint green, rather than neon lime green.