FD&C Lakes Batch Certified 4 color Set

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Aluminum Lake Set of our 4 Batch Certified lakes

A set of our top quality batch certified lakes. Choose 1 oz or 4 Oz Size.

Lakes Set includes: FD&C Yellow No 5, Red No 40, Blue # 1, and Yellow No 6 Aluminum Lake.

Set of 4 batch certified lake Colors ~ popular for so many uses,  from coloring bath bombs and other cosmetics to dying textiles like wool.

All LAKES in the Set are Batch Certified and Approved for use in Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics

FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake is a high active lake certified at a 38% dye loaded. 

FD&C Red No 40  Lake  is  high active and certified at 40% total dye load. 

FD&C Yellow No 6  Lake certified at 40% total dye load, and is very high active. 

FD&C Blue No 1 Lake is a highly loaded Lake color, and  has been certified at 41% total dye load.  

 All  of these popular lake colors offer the formulator SUPER VIBRANT colors for your products. When used in water will dye water as well. These lakes are batch certified and approved for use in Food, Drugs & Cosmetics (Except Red 27 which is D & C approved) - all  in amounts consistent with current Good Manufacturing Practice.  In Drugs & Cosmetics uses the Colorants are approved for use including those intended for use in the area of the eye, except for Red 27.

In Cosmetics, the color additive can not not be exposed to oxidizing or reducing agents or any other conditions which may affect the integrity of the color.

When making bath bombs, bubble bars or bath salts, we suggest using a surfactant such as polysorbate 80 in your liquids stage at a typical rate of 1-2%.  Aluminum lakes are oil dispersible but not oil soluble or water soluble.

Perfect for using in your custom cosmetics, nail polishes, melt and pour soaps, cold process soaps, for dying textiles and has a wide range of uses and applications, Experiment and use it in a variety of ways for a beautiful  vibrant blue .

DIRECTIONS:  Powder disperses best in oil and oil based products.  For dry products, add the needed amount of the colorant powder to the dry ingredients. Incorporate color to formula by adding very small amounts at a time. The colorant can also be used in water based products, by first being  dissolved in liquid USP / food grade glycerin.

Color: This colorant produces a beautiful vibrant color in clear bases, but will cloud or become opaque in most clear bases. A pastel blue color is achieved in white or off white bases.

Color Migration: When compared to FD & C Dyes, most of the  lake dyes are less likely to migrate between layers of melt and pour soap. If your soap or other product  has layers of colors, like layered soap, over use of the dye may  cause colored layers to migrate or “bleeding” between layers. Try different methods and experiment.

Physical Form: Vibrant colors in fine Powder

Solubility: Insoluble.  Dispersible in oil. Try dispersing in glycerin for products used in water systems.
Storage: Keep product away from humidity, in room temperature and in an airtight container always.
Shelf Life:  Indefinite if stored properly in a sealed airtight container.

Our Lakes are very concentrated -  a  little goes a LONG WAY. To protect hands, use latex or nitrile gloves. Protect the surfaces you are working on, as these colors are very concentrated and will stain counter tops, wood, clothing.

Using too much dye may cause staining while manufacturing and when final product is used. Test your final product to insure optimal performance with no staining. 

It is suggested makers always keep a retained sample to ensure optimal long term quality and shelf life and for later comparisons

FDA Batch Certification information: Chemistry Connection, of Conway Arkansas, the owner and operator of, (Chemistry Connection Llc) has been certified by the FDA to repack certified  colorants. We send you the issued Lot Numbers and Batch Numbers,  along with our date stamp and time stamp  on the packaging. 


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  • 5

    Posted by Deb on Mar 15th 2019

    Be sure to add the RED 27 so your pallet is complete. Purchasing just these 5 colors, you can create any color imaginable! Thank you for making these so affordable. Hoping to see a variety of blends in the near future!!! <3 LAKES

  • 5
    Batch Certified Lakes at a GREAT price

    Posted by Angel Dobs on Jan 2nd 2018

    Conveniently packaged in jars (not messy baggies), these 4 color Lakes will give you just about any color combination you need, except purple. (Red 40 & Blue 1 won't give you purple.) and the discount is terrific especially for those just starting out in Lakes for their bath treats...this is a DEAL. No pre-mixing necessary, these are oil dispersible, so as long as you have some oil (even just a fragrance oil) in your formula you're good to go. The description on the website and instructions for usage are an excellent source and clearly detailed. Also, you won't find a better customer support team to answer your questions than the staff at or SaveOnCitric (Chemistry Connection).