FD&C Yellow No 6 Aluminum Lake

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FD & C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake

 A vibrant Orange Yellow Lave, very popular for uses and in many products - from cosmetics, to bath bombs, and even used for  dying textiles like wool.

 Approved for use in Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics.  Batch Certified.

 This is a highly loaded Lake color, and  has been certified at 40% total dye load.  A little goes a long way!

A vibrant orange yellow, as beautiful as a sunset! Certified for use in - Food, Drugs & Cosmetics , in amounts consistent with current Good Manufacturing Practice.  

When making bath bombs, bubble bars or bath salts, or any product you'll be enjoying in the water in a tub or shower, we suggest using polysorbate 80 in your liquids stage at a typical rate of 1-2% to help prevent the color from adhering to tub surface. Always test!

Aluminum lakes are oil dispersible but not oil soluble or water soluble.

FD & C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake is authorized for use in cosmetics, nail polishes, melt and pour soaps, cold process soaps. It is also perfect for use in textiles - like dying wool. Experiment and use it in a variety of ways for a beautiful  vibrant sunset orange yellow. Different amounts will produce many different shades. Blend with other colorants to get exactly what you are looking for,

DIRECTIONS:  The FD & C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake Powder is a fine powder that 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 orange color in clear bases, but will cloud or become opaque in most clear bases. A pastel orange yellow is achieved in white or off white bases depending on what percent you use.

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.

In Drugs & Cosmetics - colorants are approved for use including those intended for use in the area of the eye. 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.

Physical Form: Vibrant Orange Yellow 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.

FDA Batch Certification information: Chemistry Connection, of Conway Arkansas, the owner and operator of Makeyourown.buzz, and Saveoncitric.com has been certified by the FDA to repack certified and approved colorants.We receive the certification after registering our company, and then submitting approved colorants we buy from manufacturers for repacking. The FDA sends us back our approvals after they examine the samples sent to us. We are then issued Lot Numbers and Batch Numbers.    Every container is packaged following good manufacturing practices, and certified under the repack certification. When you receive our containers and packages the FDA lot numbers and batch numbers along with our date stamp and time stamp will be on the packages.  

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.

Always test your final product to insure optimal performance with no staining. 

Keep a retained sample to ensure optimal long term quality and shelf life and for later comparisons

Also known as FD&C Yellow number 6 Aluminum Lake Repack and / or Batch certified FD & C Yellow No 6 Aluminum Lake Repack


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  • 5
    amazing dye load

    Posted by Heather McClain on Dec 25th 2017

    Super concentrated!! Takes way less to make a nice color than other companies I have tried!!