BLOOD ORANGE is our name for FD&C Red 40. It is 94% pure dye and is water soluble. It's color is stable at a pH of 2-11 and over 11 it turns dull yellow. The pictures above are the color of this dye in water, baking soda and dripped on a paper towel.
It's batch certified so it's legal for use in appropriate for sale products in the USA. It comes with all applicable paperwork. Because this dye is extremely concentrated, the dye in the bag will not be the same color as it is once it's dissolved. As with any colorant, lighter shades are achieved using less and darker shades achieved using more.
This listing is for 1 oz.
DYE SQUEEZE BOTTLE:
This will color water more vibrantly than any other colorant, but it's extremely concentrated, so you will use little & you must dissolve it in a diluent containing water before use. The step to dissolve is very easy and instructions are outlined below.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING PURE DYE:
Add a very small amount of water or 50% rubbing alcohol to a condiment cup. Use a tiny spoon (like a 0.15cc mica spoon) to transfer some dye to the condiment cup. Stir until it’s fully dissolved. Your diluent must contain water as these are water soluble. Use the minimum amount needed to dissolve the dye. Run sample tests & keep notes to see how much to use for your recipe or product to get the shade you want. More will give a richer color, less will give a pastel color.
Please research the legality of the use of this color in your product and for where you live. Follow the usage rates and guidelines for each individual color. FD&C dyes have an important learning curve to properly use including pre dissolving, pH morphing, U/V fade and differing usage rates. Please do your research. We can't recommend any particular use or advice because it is different in all countries. No legality for a particular product or place is implied by the sale of this dye.
WHY IS SHIPPING HIGHER ON THESE EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE LIGHT WEIGHT?
Because the dyes are expensive to replace, shipping option is set to priority mail for the included insurance. If you are international, they are sent First Class, which is uninsured because priority is prohibitively expensive. Please understand there is no insurance for loss or damage on a First Class package and it's sent at your own risk. If you'd like Priority for your international package, please ask for a quote.
WHAT IS BATCH CERTIFICATION & WHY IS IT SO COSTLY?
Batch certification is what is required to be able to legally sell cosmetics in the USA using FD&C and D&C colorants. If you are selling cosmetics using colorants without batch certification, you are out of compliance with FDA law.
IS TWO WILD HARES CERTIFIED TO SPLIT DYES?
No. Our dyes are split professionally by the manufacturer in approved clean rooms, not in our place of business. Paying for the professional splitting of these dyes into small lots is very costly, but but we feel it is the best way to ensure that no cross contamination between colors has occurred. The specialized rooms these dyes are split in are designed & ventilated for this purpose. It takes several hours to clean a room between colors because the colorant powders are extremely airborne. We send you the split, certified dyes in the sealed bags in which they came to us from the manufacturer. We slip that bag in a second bag with your important paperwork which you must keep: A Batch Certificate of Compliance and a full SDS for the dye you purchased.
PURE DYES vs LAKE DYES:
WHY ARE BATCH CERT LAKE DYES SO MUCH CHEAPER THAN PURE DYES & WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Lake dyes can contain as little as 10% dye load. They highest dye load possible in lakes is somewhere near 40%. High dye load lakes are very hard to find. Sellers don't advertise their dye strength and opt to sell the lower dye load option because they can offer them at a cheap price and the customers don't know to compare dye strengths to know if they got a good price.
EXAMPLE: $8 for 1 oz of a 10% dye load lake it's equal to paying $72 for 1 oz of a 90% strength pure dye. Basically, 1 oz of a 90% pure dye is equal to purchasing 9 oz's of lake at 10% dye load. (Do the math & compare apples to apples!)
You will need to use a lot of a low dye load product to achieve vibrant color. Sometimes so much powder has to be used with low dye load lake dyes that they aren't suitable for color embeds or certain applications where vibrant color is needed with a very small measure of powder.
All of our colorants have the dye load listed for easy reference. Our pure dyes range from 86-98% pure dye load. Pure dyes are so much more expensive than lake dyes simply because you are getting more of the expensive active ingredient.
Etsy handles the payments. While it is usually done very quickly, any delays or problems with payment will have to be handled with Etsy. We don't have access to your payment accounts through your order except to cancel or refund an already processed order.
Nearly all of our packages ship via USPS. We use UPS at times for bulk orders. Tracking for either will be added to your shipment when it's sent.
First Class shipping is offered for an economical shipping option on some lightweight items. First Class is not insured should USPS lose or damage your package. Priority Mail is offered as a shipping upgrade on those items and will automatically insure your package for loss and damage up to $100 value. Please use First Class at your own risk.
(**If your order is domestic & $6.50 or more in shipping, you are getting Priority Mail automatically, so no need to pay for the shipping upgrade.**)
We try to ship out all packages in a timely manner and accommodate customers in a hurry for an item, but please order your supplies before they run out so you aren't stuck in limbo should something unfortunate happen during the delivery of your package. We cannot guarantee any delivery time frame and are not responsible for inconvenience as a result of a package delayed by loss or damage by USPS.
You're covered for a maximum of $100 unless you pay for insurance for the actual value of your order over $100. If there is no option to add insurance to your shipping and you would like insurance, send us an Etsy message and we can add it for you. If USPS is at fault for the damage of your package, $100 is the maximum they will refund to you unless insurance was paid for.
Lightweight (under 4lb) International Shipments sent First Class are not insured for loss or damage. If you would like insurance for loss or damage, you will need to message us for Priority Mail service. If your package is over 4lbs, it will go priority mail automatically. Please inquire if you want to insure or add priority mail service to your International package.
All customs, duty & VAT fees that may incur upon shipping are the buyer's responsibility and we don't have control over these fees. Check your country's laws regarding these before you ship.
International shipments are usually completed in 7 business days, but sometimes customs holds an item delaying the delivery. Please be advised the delivery time frame is out of our control.
SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION PACKAGES:
We occasionally send more valuable packages with signature confirmation so USPS cannot drop a valuable package on a porch and walk away leaving it open to theft or loss. We utilize this service at our discretion. No loss claims can be filed on a package that is signed for. Damage claims can be filed as stated in the procedures below.
$5 RUSH HANDLING FEE:
This fee means your order is guaranteed to leave Two Wild Hares within 24 business hours of order receipt. No other delivery speed guarantee is implied by this fee. It just means we hurry up and get it on it's way quickly!
Orders cannot be cancelled once they are shipped. Returns are accepted only on a case by case basis. Please message for approval before returning an item. Batch certified colorants are always non refundable or exchangeable because the certification cannot be transferred.
DAMAGED PACKAGE CLAIMS:
To file a claim, within 7 days of receipt, submit photographs of all of the packaging as it was when it arrived and the specific damage to the contents with an explanation of what was lost or broken. USPS often requires photo proof to pay a claim and your claim is likely to be rejected without it. We will supply USPS with the invoice on your behalf. If USPS damages your package, we have to abide by their decision on the claim. We professionally package all orders to avoid damage occurring and damage is actually very rare for us, but if damage happens, claims can take weeks, so please be patient. We cannot speed up USPS claim processing and aren't responsible for any inconvenience as a result of the delay of the delivery of your package because of waiting on damage claims.
These damages are not covered:
1. Dog or another animal chewing up package
2. Items inside cut by careless package opening
3. Neglecting to pick up package from mail box promptly resulting in heat, rain or other damage as a result
4. Not providing a safe place for delivery. Packages left outside apartment doors are not safe.
5. Customer supplied incorrect address or address was not entered in the USPS standardized format.
Make sure your local PO knows where to safely leave your packages and pick them up promptly. Be careful entering your address and opening your packages. We pack boxes full and tight, so don't use a box cutter!
We are happy to enter the claim for you on USPS should one be needed and accommodate a reshipment of your package if a claim is paid. If you enter the claim online yourself, we are unable to do anything further for you regarding your damaged package. As stated at the top, only Priority Mail packages are insured against damage. We will finish the claim process for you and reship your items if a claim is paid. To file a claim, you must notify Two Wild Hares no more than 7 days after the delivery of your package.
If your package is missing in action, we unfortunately have to wait 15 days to file a claim through USPS. We aim for quick and accurate deliveries, but lost packages sometimes happen and are out of our control. We cannot speed up USPS claim processing and aren't responsible for any inconvenience as a result of the delay of having to wait for the 15 days to file a claim. Your package is insured for a maximum of $100 unless you've paid for the additional insurance for the value over $100. Only Priority Mail packages are insured against loss. We are happy to enter a loss claim for you on USPS should one be needed and accommodate a reshipment of your package if a claim is paid. If you enter the claim online yourself, we are unable to do anything further for you regarding your lost package. To file a loss claim, you must notify us within 21 days of the shipment date for a MIA package and within 7 days of delivery if the package tracks delivered.
I am able to make custom orders, wholesale orders, unique items for subscription boxes or shops etc. We love making new and fun things and can make a custom listing for you. Inquire if you are interested.