Our Cinnaber is named after the strong red-colored mineral which is also known as vermillion. "Cinnabaris" is Sanskrit for "Chinese Red" and the mineral is a naturally occurring red from Chenzhou in China.
Our Cinnabar is an attempt to recreate the color using the pigments we have at hand. It is mostly red, with a hint of orange, interesting and unique.
While it is non-toxic, the color is not cosmetic grade and so should not be used in personal care products.
Our color concentrates are water-soluble pigments or dyes suspended in vegetable glycerine. 1 fl.oz. should color about 20 pounds of soap to a medium shade.