Red No 40 Aluminum Lake

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FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminum Lake

Batch Certified Red 40 a Vibrant Red Colorant with orange undertone

Approved for use in Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics.

This top quality lake color has been certified at 40% total dye load. A little goes a long way!

Certified for use in - Food, Drugs & Cosmetics , in amounts consistent with current Good Manufacturing Practice.

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

When making bath bombs, bubble bars or bath salts, we recommend using 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.

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 brilliant color in clear bases, but will cloud or become opaque in most clear bases. A pastel pink 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: Red 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 - this one is 40% dye loaded, so 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.

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

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, and 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.

Also known as FD&C RED #40 Aluminum Lake

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  • 5
    Best Dyes

    Posted by Victoria C on May 22nd 2019

    As everyone else says, these dyes are the best in performance and the price is amazing for batch certified! No site can beat it!

  • 5
    LOVE!! <3

    Posted by Deb Walters on Nov 16th 2018

    Best batch certified LAKES ever!!! Thank YOU!!!!

  • 5
    LOVE Your LAKES!!!!

    Posted by Deb Walters on Sep 28th 2018

    I love all the batch certified lakes I have ordered! Best Red EVER! Yes, I refer everyone here to buy too! Thanks for all you do for us crazy crafters!!!

  • 5
    Best red 40 i have used

    Posted by Heather McClain on Dec 25th 2017

    I have tried several companies Red 40 Lake color. This one is superior. It doesn’t take near as much to actually make RED.