How much colour?

by Rebecca

For a competition at school we have to set up our own business, we have decided on making our own soap using the melt and pour soap base. I was wondering how much colour goes into a kilo of soap?


There are many different types of colourants that can be used for melt and pour soap making. Each one will require different quantities per kilo.

What type are you using?


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Which colourant
by: Rebecca

Which colourant is best, we are trying to keep costs low so a cheap one would be best, but we would still like good results? and does how much colourant vary on which colour your using?


I can't tell you which colourant is best since everyone has different preferences.

There is a huge choice when it comes to colouring your handmade soaps.

Premade soap colourants, micas, oxides, ultramarines, clays and botanical matter such as herbs, spices, oatmeal, cornmeal, cocoa powder...the list goes on and on...are all options you can use for colouring your soaps.

If you want to keep costs down, try your pantry cupboard.

As I said above, you can use many herbs and spices to colour your soap. Visit my page on Herbal Natural Soap Ingredients for a good list.

Remember too that all ingredients you add to soap will colour it, including the base oils. Try using African Palm oil for yellow soap or make two small batches each using different coloured oils (or a milk soap and non milk soap) and layer or marble the two batches together. The options are only limited by your imagination. Have some fun and experiment.


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