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  • HOW do i color my oil water mix to be white?

    Posted by Galaxy1111 on December 7, 2020 at 3:05 am

    HOW do i color my oil water mix to be white? I have Suga D9 Mulse in it with a mix of different oils…the colors yellow which i dont like…how do i make it white?

    Sponge replied 3 years, 6 months ago 7 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Benz3ne

    Member
    December 7, 2020 at 10:06 am

    If it’s yellow it might not be a perfect emulsion. Try a freeze-thaw cycle or two and see whether any separation occurs.
    If you want to artificially colour anything white, titanium dioxide is your well-known friend. :) 

  • Unknown Member

    Deleted User
    December 7, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    If some of your oils are dark in colour they will contribute - try and keep these to a minimum and use white emulsifiers and white or colourless oils if the whiteness is that important, but of course you may be changing functionality.

  • OldPerry

    Member
    December 7, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Sometimes you can off-set a yellow color with a little Violet #2

  • Galaxy1111

    Member
    December 8, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Perry said:

    Sometimes you can off-set a yellow color with a little Violet #2

    what color will it turn into?

  • OldPerry

    Member
    December 11, 2020 at 2:55 am

    Blue offsets yellow to make it more white.

  • ozgirl

    Member
    December 11, 2020 at 3:26 am
    Is your product currently an opaque or clear liquid. Poly Sugamulse D9 can form both clear and opaque products depending on usage and other ingredients.
    I recommend sharing your formula or at least ingredients list to get more accurate advice.
  • gfeldman

    Member
    December 11, 2020 at 3:25 pm
    As @Benz3ne said, a lot of TiO2 could outweigh the yellow.
    That said, I think the best approach is to swap out your deeply yellow ingredients (I’m guessing low quality oils) with clear (esters) or light yellow (better quality) ingredients. That will be a cost effective and rapid solution.
  • Sponge

    Member
    December 13, 2020 at 1:19 am

    In theory, opacifiers alone will slightly lighten the formula. Swap the yellow oils, add titanium dioxide and a little bit of blue, you could get to white-white.

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