Purple Aluminum Lake Powder


Now available to prebuy in Canada, Mad Micas!

FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake

Important! Polysorbate 80 required when used in bath bombs.

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Now available to prebuy in Canada, Mad Micas!

Purple Aluminum Lake Powder

Important! Polysorbate 80 required when used in bath bombs.


Product Type  – Lake blend

Blended From – D&C red no. 27 aluminum lake & FD&C blue no. 1 aluminum lake

Dye Load 40%

Solubility – Not Water Soluble

UV Effects – Will Fade

  • FD&C Red No. 27 Aluminum Lake is FDA-permitted for external use and general (including lips) use only, It is not permitted for eye area use.
  • FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake  is FDA-permitted for all cosmetic applications.


Additional Information:

Bloom Your Dyes (because they look different in jars)!

So you’ve ordered your first dye and expect a vivid jar of amazingness. You open the box, take out the jar, and the dye looks nothing like what you’re expecting.

That’s normal! Dyes must be “bloomed” before they show their true colors.

You can take a small amount of dye and add enough water to dissolve the dye powder, you can then stir or swirl to assist dissolving. You can also add dye powder to a medium and use a spray bottle to spray water onto powder to bring out the brilliant dye color.

Using FD&C Dyes and Lakes in Bath Bombs

Lakes: Because lakes are colorant on a substrate, they are not water soluble. If you use them in bath bombs you need to include polysorbate 80 in your formula to properly disperse them in the bath – otherwise, much like a mica, they’ll just float on the surface of the water. And no one wants that. Please check your bath bomb recipe for ratios.

Dyes: Dyes are water soluble and thus polysorbate 80 is not necessary in your recipe. Incorporating the dye into your product can be done in a number of ways (for example, you can add bloomed dye to baking soda first so that you do not activate your citric acid), but we highly recommend following your bath bomb instructions for use.

Important: Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is alkaline and can change some colors to an unexpected color. If this happens, add a half part citric acid to your baking soda. This should balance the pH levels and give you an accurate color.

Use in Soap

Dyes and lakes are not recommended for use  in bar soap. While they are stable, overuse can cause staining, and they will bleed (migrate). Additionally, UV light exposure will cause them to fade.



Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 1 × 1 in

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