Every Friday We will post information that will help you use EazyColours products to the best of their potential to create stunning products for your business.
Hi, I am Anna.
I am the EazyColours Customer Services Rep and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as part of the Eazycolours Team! I will be your first point of contact if you need help with orders or sales enquires.
I have been in the Cosmetics, Soap and Bathbomb industry for nearly 10 years, and in tech and customer service about the same amount of time. I am still learning and researching as happens when you are passionate about cosmetics.
With that said, what is this blog going do for you?
Well, each week a post regarding specific EazyColours products will be posted to help guide you on your journey. This blog will go in-depth as a companion to the wealth of information in the EazyColours Facebook Group files. In this group the search bar can be located and utilised to help you find the specific answer to your questions on our products.
This week we are going back to basics and learning about colour theory using the 3 basic primary water soluble EazyColours pack of Red, Blue and Yellow. (link to buy at bottom of post).
You may already be seasoned in the art of colour theory which is great, but we know many people are not as aware of how to blend, mix or pair colours together in their own products. This guide aims to maximise the potential when buying our water soluble colours.
As you can see from the colour wheel Red, Blue and Yellow are known as the Primary colours. These are the main building blocks of every colour created. The next set of colours are the Secondary colours these are the combinations of 50% each of two Primary colours to create a brand secondary one.
As you can see:
50% Red + 50% Blue = Purple
50%Red + 50%Yellow = Orange
50%Blue + 50%Yellow = Green
Tertiary colours are tones of the secondary colours with more than 50% of the primary colour added. Lime green is created with more yellow than blue added. A darker forest green has more blue than yellow added. In addition to adding more or less of one Primary colour you can also introduce Titanium Dioxide to your products to create pastel shades of your blend.
One thing to be aware of is that not all colours play to the rule. Some are deceiving, such as Red40 + Blue1. This creates an unattractive grey/grape colour and not the purple you would expect.
When you start creating your own blends the colours fall into two categories - Warm tones and Cool tones.
It is important when creating your products for sale to think of your fragrances and what colour they may invoke? For example, Eazycolours Blue Lagoon Fragrance Oil is a fresh outdoor ‘cool’ kind of fragrance and lends its self to the cool tones on the colour wheel. Whereas EazyColours Christmas Spice Fragrance Oil has warm cinnamon and clove scents which lends itself to the warmer tones on the colour wheel.
So how do you use EazyColours water soluble colours in your products?
All EazyColours comply with European Union Regulation No.1223/2009 on cosmetic products and incorporated into UK Law by The Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.
They can be used in the following rinse off products:
melt and pour soap
liquid bubble bath
Please be aware that EazyColours Water Soluble colours morph in cold process soap and may bleed in melt and pour.
To achieve the best from your Eazycolours Water soluble colours to create stunning bath bombs you should:
Mix all your dry ingredients in a bowl except the Citric Acid (CA).
Add a few ml of water to your colour and mix well into the dry ingredients.
Once you have a good colour you can then drizzle in your oil/FO and again mix well.
After it is all mixed and no spots or streaks can be seen you can add your CA mix well.
Now you can mould.
The water 'POPs' the colour, then the oil gives depth.
Don't overdo it with the water. If you do, just leave your mix to dry off a little. If you don't, your mixture will erupt once you add the CA.
Too much oil will result in a bath bomb that produces warts, warps or gets a flat bottom because it takes too long to dry, if at all. Your bath bombs may also crack too.
Colour saturation can differ between colours, meaning you may only need a small amount of one and more of another.
For example, blue is very powerful and you need very little, whereas with the red blend you will need to use more to get a good Christmas red. But don't overdo it, because if you do, your colour will be dark and dull instead of being vibrant.
There are some restrictions regarding the use of EazyColours and their fields of application, but ALL EazyColours can be used in WASH-OFF products and most in all types of cosmetics.
Colours can be very confusing for someone who doesn't know what they are doing and doesn't know the legislation. This is why you can find a field of application chart on the Eazycolours Facebook group in the files section.
If you are going to have your products assessed, please use a qualified chemist; someone who knows exactly what they are doing and knows the difference between food and cosmetic legislation. If they don't understand the legislation, then they aren't a qualified chemist in that field.
We have a highly competent Cosmetic Chemist that we use for our Eazycolours Multi-Assessments but you can also have your own assessments submitted and this information is also available on the Eazycolours Facebook Group.
Cosmetic dyes do have some restrictions of use and not all cosmetic dyes can be used in all cosmetic applications.
There are some restrictions in their fields of application that are described in the European Union Regulation No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products and incorporated into UK Law by The Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.
There are four fields of application described.
Colour additives that are allowed in all cosmetic products.
Colour additives that are not allowed to be used in eye products.
Colour additives not allowed to be used in products applied on mucous membranes.
Colour additives allowed only in rinse-off products.
Not all countries have the same legislation regarding colours in cosmetics. The links below will give you more information for your country’s specific rules and restrictions.
Knowing your country’s correct legislation is extremely important, and is subject to the law so here, I have listed a few links to help you on your way.
I hope you have found this blog post helpful on your journey with EazyColours and the uses of our water soluble colours. I have added links below to the primary triple pack of water soluble red, blue and yellow colours if you want to have a go at blending your own custom colours.
Join our facebook group and post pics of your creations or make use of our files and search menu for more information on any EazyColours products. I look forward to providing as much information as possible to help you make the most of EazyColours for your business.
Thank you for reading. Anna :)