Recently we received a question from one of our newsletter subscribers (sign up with the form just to the right) regarding making a natural soap colorant with red onion skins:
Hello, I tried your recipe for making red dye from red onion skins;
however, the liquid dye smells of onions. Is there something I can add
besides fragrance to eliminate the odor? Thanks for your help.
Here was our response, which we wanted to share with all of you, if you are interested in experimenting with natural soap colorants.
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There are many natural options for coloring your soap. Photo courtesy of Flickr user jules-stonesoup.
There are many options when it comes to coloring your homemade soap. Artificial colorants are often more vibrant than natural colorants, but many people like the idea of using all-natural ingredients in their soap. This post focusses on natural soap colorants, but you can read more about the various soap colorant options in our comprehensive post by clicking here.
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Synthetic soap colorants can be used to great effect. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Horia Varlan.
Many soap makers prefer to use natural soap making colorants for their soaps, as opposed to synthetic ones. However, if the natural colorants don't work for you, or are too expensive or unpredictable, there are a variety of synthetic colorants that can be used.
This post focusses on synthetic soap colorants, but you can read more about the various soap colorant options in our comprehensive post Read more
There are many variants for soap colorants - Photo courtesy of Flickr user necrocake.
Do you want to learn how to make soap at home?
There are many different ways you can make soap and sometimes you want to have colored soaps for more variety. Soap colorants give your homemade soap a unique look and there are numerous ways you can color soap.
Most soap colorant in the soaps you buy in the store is made with synthetic dyes and other chemicals. This article focuses more on natural dyes Read more
There are many variants for soap colorants – Photo courtesy of Flickr user necrocake.
Soap Making Colorants—which one to choose?
There are several different soap colorant options that are available for soap makers.
Natural soap colorants are more favored by expert soap makers as it is much safer to use. You can get amazing results with natural dyes and you don’t need to go the synthetic route to get soap that people buy. The best soap making advice I can give you is to try the natural Read more