I have a question regarding FDA Certified colorants. Even after spending hours and hours on the fda website combing through sections and articles, I am still a bit confused on what and where I can purchase my colorants for my bath products.
Specifically FD&C Dyes, D&C Dyes, and also Lakes. If someone can help me sort out the following:
If I want to use straight dyes or lakes my understanding is that they must be purchased from a company that offers Batch Certified lots.
Assuming the above is true, what about supply companies that take these same dyes and lakes that they purchase in certified batches, then add to a liquid such as castor oil or glycerin. Is it legal for me to use these pre-dispersed dyes in products that I would resell?
We make bath bombs to be clear on what the colorants will be used for.
I prefer to purchase my own powdered Dyes and Lakes in Certified Batches, however I would have to purchase 11 pounds of each Color minimum. I don't know if it is appropriate to ask, but does anyone know of a colorant company that sells Certified Batches in a much smaller scale? say maybe 2 kilos or so? We are in the USA.
I appreciate any advice and clarity.