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Can Soap Making Dye Cause Acne? by Steve Paul

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Almost all skin care products incorporate some type of soap making dye to create a more appealing look. Could this actually be a detriment to your skin? The short answer is yes, but only if certain types are used.

Obviously, you should steer clear of any synthetic soap making dye, especially ones that include carcinogens… Unfortunately this is much easier said then done. With the lack of disclosure laws within the cosmetic industry, you really can’t tell what ingredients are being used or abused by reading a simple label. Therefore, you need to rely on other methods.

Making one’s own soap allows people to completely avoid these commercial soaps that irritate their skin. By choosing to use only natural, sometimes only organic, ingredients in their soap, soap makers can have peace of mind knowing that their skin and the skin of their loved ones is safe.

So how can you tell which skin care products use dyes that should be avoided? It’s simple… Just look at the shade. Is it too bright to be true? Is it 100% flawless? Does it look almost neon? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I would recommend staying away… Far away!

On the other hand, if the colors are drab, occasionally flawed and have somewhat of an earthen feel, it should be ok to use! Once you’ve done your initial check, call the manufacturer to be absolutely certain.

Why go through all this hassle; after all, is it really that big of a deal? Actually…it is. Something as simple as the type of soap making dye used within your product of choice can determine whether your skin is flawless or marred. If you’re going to go all natural, which is vital for healthy skin, you really need to go all natural not partly natural. There’s no middle ground!

Luckily, there are a few soap making dyes that are acceptable to use on the skin. In fact, some even make wonderful nutrients that will actually promote the skins improvement. This is especially important if you use your soap as a show piece as well as for personal hygiene.

    Here’s a list of some of the more common natural soap making dyes:

  • cinnamon (brown)
  • nutmeg (brown)
  • turmeric (yellow)
  • calendula petals (yellow)
  • liquid chlorophyll (green)
  • sage (green)
  • beet root (red)
  • grape skin extract (red)
  • paprika (pink)
  • cayenne pepper (pink)
  • alkanet root (purple)

Each of these colorants has a beauty all its own. No, it’s not going to look gaudy and shocking like synthetics would, but it will have the feel of a national park in fall which I believe is even more stunning.

Using real homemade skin care products can dramatically change your skin for the better. Imagine being 100% synthetic and chemical free forever and knowing it with 100% certainty! Your skin will truly love you for it.


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April 9, 2011 by  
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3 Responses to “Can Soap Making Dye Cause Acne? by Steve Paul”
  1. Dawn says:

    I like to use rose clay to create a soft beige color in my soaps and it is a good way to help draw out impurities as well. I just have to be sure to not use too much. After all, I’m making a soap and not a face mask.

  2. Kathy says:

    OK, so are you saying that the micas, pigments, ultramarines should be avoided? I’ve been using elements that can be grown in a garden or bought at an international spice shoppe to colour my soaps. THEN, I stumbled upon several soap makers on You Tube, who use all sorts of gorgeous colorings in their soaps to make all sorts of gorgeous designs, and I’ve been practicing my hand at duplicating their works. I like my newly colored/designed soaps and was thinking of putting them on my site. Now, after reading your article, I’m not so sure I should.

    • soapmakerj says:

      Hey Kathy,

      Thanks for your comment! I posted this article from Steve Paul as more of an “FYI” than as a call to avoid all artificial dyes=) I think it just needs to be something that everyone needs to be aware of when making soap, especially if that soap is going to be sold to other people.