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    Ally
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    Gone Dark?

    Post by Ally on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:10 am

    I had a lovely success with my first swirl attempt... nice creamy colour with a lovely green... now it's been a few weeks curing time and the cream has gone all dark and the green is poo. i'll take some pics tonight, but has anyone got any suggestions what might cause it? i didn't use anything unusual, but it was the first time I'd used an FO (dragons breath i think from big tree supplies). Do you think this might have caused it?
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    Missnatty

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    Re: Gone Dark?

    Post by Missnatty on Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:57 am

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    Re: Gone Dark?

    Post by soapgirl on Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:26 am

    If the fragrance had any vanilla content in it, it will eventually turn brown Sad You can try using TD or vanilla colour stabiliser which can help unless it has a high vanilla content which won't help anyway. Unfortunately most times you don't know til you try.
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    Re: Gone Dark?

    Post by Ally on Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:33 pm

    ah, yeah... there is some Vanilla in it apparently. guess I'll have to look into stabilisers then. Thanks for that. Guess I need to pay more attention in future!
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    Re: Gone Dark?

    Post by topcat on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:11 pm

    Missnatty wrote:Not sure Ally. Oxidization maybe???
    My lovely purple lavender soap lost its colour completely. From what I read purple is a bit like that though.
    Maybe Lynn may know.

    Have you tried using Grape Pop Mica for purple? I get a lovely colour using 3/4 tsp in a 1000gram oil weight batch Smile

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    Re: Gone Dark?

    Post by Missnatty on Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:17 pm

    Thanks Tanya.
    Will have a look at the micas.
    Do u use a mica for your pink also??
    I've used ultramarine pink a few times.
    It looks lovely in the bowl mixed with titanium dioxide but doesn't look so great in the soap.
    Perhaps I might try a pink soap again using more whiter/clearer oils. Perhaps shea instead of cocoa.
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    Re: Gone Dark?

    Post by topcat on Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:11 am

    I have used the ultramarines and got lovely colours however they fade out to greyish - very quickly if in the sun at markets! More slowly if kept indoors. The pink in my soapcake was achieved by using a combination of:

    1 tsp rose clay
    0.5 tsp TD powder (water dispersible)
    50 drops Pink Liquid Brites for CP

    ...in 1100gram oils weight batch. I didn't use particularly 'white' oils. My soap would have been creamy light beige if left uncoloured as I had 18% rbo and 5% macca oil in there.

    The Brites Liquid I got from Aussie Soap Supplies and it is amazingly easy to use and blend in. If I had just used the Pink Brites I would have achieved a candy pink like this:

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    Re: Gone Dark?

    Post by Missnatty on Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:35 am

    Thanx for sharing Tanya.
    I like the colour of your rose cake soap.

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