BLOOD ORANGE is our name for FD&C Red 40 Lake. This is a high dye load lake with 38% dye load. The pictures above are the color of this lake dye in water, baking soda and dissolved & dripped on a paper towel. As with any colorant, lighter shades are achieved using less and darker shades achieved using more. You can achieve anywhere from a light red-orange to deep red-orange with this colorant.
Our lakes are batch certified so they are legal for use in appropriate for sale cosmetic products in the USA. They come with all applicable paperwork. Lake dye will not be the same color in the bag as it is once it's dissolved.
Lakes are oil & water dispersible. This means you can use them dry in an oil containing product like a bath bomb without pre dissolving them. They color water beautifully. It will come in a u/v blocking bag inside a stand up pouch to protect it from u/v damage.
This listing is for 4oz. FD&C Red 40 (38%) Lake.
Follow the usage rates and guidelines for each individual color in your country. We can't recommend any particular usage advice because it varies in all countries. No legality for a particular product or place is implied by the sale of this product. Please research the legality of the use of this color in your product and for where you live. We recommend using polysorbate 80 with lakes to reduce the risk of staining. All colorants overused can stain skin and bath fixtures. Please do tests to ensure you aren't overusing a color in your products.
FDA site for USA customer reference:
WHAT IS BATCH CERTIFICATION & WHY IS IT SO COSTLY?
Batch certification is what is required to be able to legally sell cosmetics in the USA using FD&C and D&C colorants. If you are selling cosmetics using colorants without batch certification, you are out of compliance with FDA law.
IS TWO WILD HARES CERTIFIED TO SPLIT COLORANT?
No. Our dyes are split professionally in approved clean rooms, not in our place of business. Paying for the professional splitting of these dyes into small lots is very costly, but but we feel it is the best way to ensure that no cross contamination between colors has occurred. The specialized rooms these dyes are split in are designed & ventilated for this purpose. It takes several hours to clean a room between colors because the colorant powders are extremely airborne. We send you the split, certified colorant in the sealed bags in which they came to us from the manufacturer. We slip that bag in a second bag with your paperwork. You'll get a batch certificate of analysis and a copy of an SDS for the colorant you purchased.
WHAT DOES THE DYE LOAD % MEAN?
Lake dyes can contain as little as 10% dye load. The highest dye load possible in lakes is around 40%. We only carry the higher dye load lakes. High dye load lakes are harder to find & some sellers don't advertise the dye strength & sell the lower dye load colorants because they can offer them at a cheap price. A higher dye load means you will use less product to get the same color.
All of our colorants have the dye load listed for easy reference. Our lakes are 35-42% dye load. Our pure dyes range from 86-98% dye load. We carry lots of pure dye colors too. Check out our listings for those!
Etsy handles the payments. While it is usually done very quickly, any delays or problems with payment will have to be handled with Etsy. We don't have access to your payment accounts through your order except to cancel or refund an already processed order. Digital downloads and some items like colorants and custom orders are non-refundable. Please ask if you have questions.
All orders over $35 now SHIP FREE.
Under $35 items have combined shipping rates until you reach $35 and then shipping is free, so stock up and save! (Free shipping applies to the first shipment.)
In all honesty, we have reluctantly participated in the "free shipping" push by Etsy. Etsy recently informed sellers they will not have their listings shown on the front pages if they don't participate in "free shipping." Free shipping is very convenient over $35 orders and it makes total cost viewable at a glance. Those are the pluses. However, it can inadvertently inflate shipping cost on international orders and orders with multiple quantities. So, if you are in that category, message me with a screen shot of your cart and I'll make you a custom listing with an accurate shipping rate. We hope by participating in "free shipping" we remain relevant to what the majority of customers want shopping in Etsy. Thanks everyone for visiting our shop again and again.
WHO DO YOU SHIP WITH?
We primarily use USPS and sometimes UPS. We use ship First Class and Priority Mail.
Express 1-2 day shipping is available on many listings, or you can always ask for this additional service if you are in a hurry.
We do use UPS for some bulk orders. Tracking for either shipping service will be added to your shipment when it's shipped.
Our normal handling timeframe is 1-3 business days. We try to clear our dashboard out daily, but during busy times (Mondays & after USPS holidays) we may need the whole 3 business days to send your order. If you'd like to guarantee your order ships within 24 business hours (Mon- Fri), you can choose the Expedited Handling Shipping Upgrade at check out for $5 for 1 item and $1 for each additional item. We also have a First Class to Priority Mail Upgrade & an Express 1-2 shipping upgrade available on some items. Check the shipping options for those.
Please order your supplies in plenty of time to allow for occasional human error. We can't be responsible for inconvenience as a result of the delay of the delivery of your package because of damage, order errors or USPS shipping delays. We do our best to send a professionally packed order out quickly and we care about you returning to our shop, but sometimes mistakes happen. So, order in plenty of time.
All customs, duty & VAT fees that may incur upon shipping are the buyer's responsibility. We don't have control over these fees nor are we able to estimate what they will be. Check your local laws regarding these before you ship. Please add your phone number to your international shipments. A phone number is often needed by customs and delivery agents for delivery. If a package is returned to us for non payment of customs or because they were unable to reach you, the shipping is non refundable. We can't refund items for non payment of customs until they arrive back here, which can take months. Confiscated items are non refundable.
**PLEASE track your international packages and use a phone number** on your label and retrieve your packages promptly so they don't get returned. This avoids a lot of problems with customs and order loss.
International shipments are usually completed in 7-14 business days, but sometimes customs holds an item delaying the delivery and in those cases they can take weeks. Please be advised the delivery time frame is out of our control. We can file lost mail claims after 21 days if your package does not arrive. We can file an insurance claim after 30 or 40 days (depending on the insurance carrier) on international orders.
SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION PACKAGES:
We occasionally send more valuable packages with signature confirmation so USPS cannot drop a valuable package on a porch and walk away leaving it open to theft or loss. We utilize this service at our discretion. No loss claims can be filed on a package that is signed for or when signature confirmation is waived by the customer. Damage claims can be filed as stated in our policies above. Shipping charges cannot be refunded on orders returned to us because they are not signed for.
$5 EXPEDITED HANDLING FEE:
This means your order is guaranteed to leave Two Wild Hares within 24 business hours (Mon-Fri). No other delivery speed guarantee is implied by this fee. Our expedited fee is $5 for a single item and $1 for every additional item in the order. If the default shipping on your item is First Class, it is sent as First Class unless you pay the priority mail upgrade in addition.
ADDRESS CHANGES and ERRORS:
Please make your order with the correct address entered in your order detail. We will try to accommodate changes when asked, but if an order is sent to the address on your account in Etsy or Paypal (if you paid with Paypal), not the one you asked to change to in Etsy messages, we cannot resend it at our expense. Our orders are sometimes packed too quickly for a change to be made through Etsy messaging.
Etsy pulls shipping addresses from your Paypal account when paying with Paypal, so be careful not to click through check out without reading where your package is going.
If you make an order with an incorrect address, please cancel your order and place a new order with the correct address so there are no problems with receiving your order. As long as the order hasn't already shipped, we will refund and cancel on your request so the address change can be made.
If you have any questions about shipping or your order, feel free to send us a private message. We are happy to help.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Accurate, fast deliveries are important to us & we have worked hard for our reputation of providing fast shipping & great customer service. However, each box is carefully packed by a person & people sometimes make mistakes. Shipping errors within USPS are completely out of our control. If there is a problem, please message us and we will do what we can to make it right. We reserve the right to choose either refund or item replacement depending on what makes the most sense in each circumstance.
Orders cannot be cancelled once they are shipped. Returns are accepted on a case by case basis. To return an item, contact us within 7 days of delivery and if a return is approved, customer must ship it back within 14 days. Return shipping is the buyer's responsibility on returns and exchanges. We will refund your item, less the shipping, when it arrives back at Two Wild Hares. Batch certified colorants are non refundable or exchangeable because the certification cannot be transferred. Digital downloads are non-refundable. Custom made products are non refundable.
DAMAGED PACKAGE CLAIMS:
To file a claim, within 7 days of receipt, submit a photograph of the package damage and the damaged item with an explanation of what was lost or broken.
These damages are not covered:
1. Dog or another animal chewing up package.
2. Items inside cut by careless package opening.
3. Neglecting to pick up package from mail box or delivery location promptly resulting in heat, rain or other damage as a result.
4. Not providing a safe place for delivery. Packages left outside apartment doors are not safe.
5. Customer supplied incorrect address or address was not entered in the USPS standardized format.
Make sure your local PO and UPS knows where to safely leave your packages and pick them up promptly. We pack boxes full and tight, so don't use a box cutter to open.
We are happy to enter the claim for you on USPS should one be needed and accommodate a reshipment of your package if a claim is paid. If you enter the claim online yourself, we are unable to do anything further for you regarding your damaged package. To file a claim, you must notify Two Wild Hares no more than 7 days after the delivery of your package with pictures. In some cases, we will have to wait on USPS approval to proceed with your replacement package. Don’t throw away the packaging until your claim is completed.
LOST or UNDELIVERED PACKAGES:
If your package is missing in action, we unfortunately have to wait 15 days to file a claim through USPS for domestic packages and 21 days for international packages. We aim for quick and accurate deliveries, but lost packages sometimes happen and are out of our control.
We are happy to enter a loss claim for you on USPS should one be needed and accommodate a reshipment of your package when a claim is paid. To file a loss claim, you must notify us within 21 days of the shipment date for a MIA/lost/undelivered package and within 7 days of delivery if the package tracks delivered but doesn't show up at your house.
If a package is returned to us because of insufficient address, unpaid customs fees or a because a customer didn't retrieve their package and the post office returned it, the shipping fee will have to be repaid to resend it. This includes "free shipping" listings. Free shipping applies to the first shipment only.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please include an accurate phone number on your order.
Customs/VAT fees will have to be paid in many countries before they will deliver. After so many days, USPS will return your package to us for non payment of customs fees and shipping cost is forfeited. Unclaimed/non payment of customs fees on international packages are sometimes never returned and when they are returned to us, it takes months. We cannot refund items until they arrive back. To avoid the loss of your order entirely, please be aware of and take care of your customs and VAT fees.
Please be sure USPS delivers to your address given. In some countries, USPS only delivers to PO boxes, not physical addresses. It's your responsibility to make sure you can receive packages by USPS with the address entered.
Please be aware of your customs and duties regulations and do not order items that would be confiscated by your country's customs department. Confiscated items are non-refundable.
We love making custom orders for shops and subscriptions boxes. Please inquire if you are interested in custom products.
Dec 10, 2018