The best way to use Eazy Colours is to use them in your dry mix; as more moisture hits the mix the colours start to become more vibrant. Some people find it easier to add to a little warm water and mix their colour before adding to their dry ingredients.
How much EazyColours should I use? You know the saying ‘less is more’? Well, that is certainly true with EazyColours.
There is no recommended usage for most of our water-soluble colours, but as they are so potent we find that using up to 0.5g to a 1Kg total mix is sufficient to give great colour. However, there are some that can only be used up to 0.08g per kilo.
EazyColours are commercial grade and using too much makes the colours in your products appear dark, dull, muted and not very attractive. Use the tiniest amount and if it isn't enough then add a little more. You can always add more but you can't take it away.
If you don't mix the colours well you will see concentration spots appearing within 24 hours.
The colour you see in the bag is not the colour you see in the water and not all colours bloom well. Being able to bloom a colour is just an added bonus.
Eazy Colours come alive with water, so if you spritz with water or witch hazel your colours will deepen very quickly. If you are using oil (eg in bubble bars), the longer you mix the more the colours appear. A mixer is essential for this.
If using in anything with oil its best to mix for up to 10 minutes for the colours to be mixed properly and become full strength. If you don't mix your ingredients properly you will get concentrated colour spots all over your product within 24-48 hours as moisture soaks into it.
Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, oils, butters, fragrances, water, rubbing alcohol, witchhazel... all these things will alter the outcome of colour that has been 'bloomed'. Because of the variations in recipes, there is no exact recipe for success. It is trial and error by you to get the colour depth that you require.
And finally, be very careful because these colours get everywhere lol
WHAT DOES 'BLOOMING' EAZYCOLOURS MEAN?
When you add EazyColours to your recipe not much happens until your product hits the water; that's when EazyColours comes alive and you see how vibrant they are. By blooming EazyColours before you start your recipe you will get a vibrant looking product before it even reaches water making your products stand out from the competition.
HOW DO YOU 'BLOOM' EAZYCOLOURS?
Water is best for blooming colours although some people use rubbing alcohol or witch hazel. Remember, EazyColours are WATER-soluble, so water will always give best results. Rubbing Alcohol can change a colour greatly and in some cases it will even 'bleach' that colour out.
Probably the easiest way to bloom your colours is to put your EazyColours into a bowl with Sodium Bicarbonate, spritz and mix with your hands or a mixer until you achieve the desired depth of colour. You then set this aside to dry. Once it is dry you can carry on with your recipe as normal. Bare in mind that once you add more white ingredients eg Citric Acid, the colour you achieved will get lighter.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BLOOM, BUT SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO DO IT.
EazyColours conforms to European Union Regulation No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products and incorporated into UK Law by The Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013. If buying from outside the EU, regulation may be different, so you will need to check your regulations before placing an order.
Not all colours can be used in all cosmetic products as some have restrictions regarding their fields of application.