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BLOOD ORANGE is our name for FD&C Red 40 Lake great for bath bombs and other cosmetics. 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. 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.
This is for 1oz FD&C Red 40 Lake in a u/v blocking bag.
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 US 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!
~please note all colorants are non returnable