Why Didn't My Colored Bath Salts Color the Water?
I made bath salts using the following recipe. I wanted a lavender color so I used liquid soap dye instead of food coloring.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ 4 cups Epsom salts
Ã¯Â¿Â½ 1 cup course ground sea salt, high quality (preferably Dead Sea Salts or Celtic Sea Salts)
Ã¯Â¿Â½ 1 to 2 teaspoons glycerin, optional
Ã¯Â¿Â½ 10 drops food coloring, optional
Ã¯Â¿Â½ 30 to 40 drops essential oil (aromatherapy oil), optional
Ã¯Â¿Â½ 1 cup baking soda
Ã¯Â¿Â½ 1 cup ground (powdered) oatmeal, optional
Ã¯Â¿Â½ 3 Tablespoons dried flowers or herbs, optional
The bath salts were lavender but they didn't color the water. What kind of dye should I have used that would color the water a lavender color?
I know I could have mixed food coloring to try to make a lavender color but that is hard to do. I want to use a color that will make a beautiful lavender shade and not 'make do' with a questionable shade made from mixing basic food colors.