There are many ways to color soaps from liquids to gels, micas to herb based. Everyone has their way to color their products. The best part about it is when making loaf soap, like shown above you will not get the same pattern every single time. That is the beauty of it for me. Each piece is different from the next regardless of how you colored it, or which technique used. Each piece is its own work of art if you will. But the important thing is using colorants that are designed to be used in soaps and other cosmetics. FOOD COLOR IS NOT A COLORANT, NOR IS MELTING CRAYONS. I cannot stress those 2 things enough. While our colorants must be FDC compliant they are not the same as things you would use to color food items. Also glitters must be body safe and not the glitter you would use for a picture or an art project. When choosing colorants always make sure they are approved for use in the country you are selling your product. You will find colorants approved for use here may not be approved for use in other countries and vice versa.
Colorants can be found in many online co-op groups, purchased at many hobby stores when wanting small quantities, but be sure they are approved for use in HP or CP soap and not just designed to be used in Melt and Pour soap bases, there is a difference!
I have a couple of places I purchase my colorants from that I trust:
Offering everything from colorants for all types of soap to body safe micro glitters, molds, resin supplies to cast your own molds. Mad micas is a great place to start finding what you want to use in the coloring of your products. Great customer service, quick turnaround and I love the fact that they send treats to every customer,
Another top rated colorant company with every color of the rainbow and in between. Quality is excellent, easy to blend and use in any soap product. But they also carry so many other things to make your journey into soap making a fun one.
So whether you want to do one color or 20 you can find them if you know where to look. Watch YouTube for great ideas and inspirations on ways to get unique color shifts and swirls in your soaps. Soon you will be coloring like it is second nature and trying to come up with your own unique technique that everyone will want to learn.
Have fun, be safe, make soap!!