As color powder has increased in popularity, so too have the number of individuals creating it for themselves. DIY color powder is actually relatively simple to create; however creating your own color powder comes with a few risks. It is up to you to determine if it is worth it to make DIY color powder. In order to ensure you are informed of the risks, the team at Color Powder Supply Co. is here to help you out.
How to Make DIY Color Powder
When it comes to color powder, many individuals try their hand at DIY and find it to be a pretty simple. Considering DIY color powder only requires three ingredients, it is an easy way to add a little bit of fun to your day.
To make DIY color powder you will need three things:
- Cornstarch (1 cup)
- Water (⅓-½ cup)
- Food Coloring (1 oz container)
Creating the DIY Color Powder is Easy
- Mix together cornstarch and water in a bowl until it forms a thick paste.
- Add 1 oz bottle of coloring of your choice and mix it all together until combined.
- Leave mixing bowl out to dry. The mixture will form cracks on the surface once completely dry.
- When dry, place onto a baking sheet and set into an oven set to 350 degree fahrenheit. Leave the oven door cracked and bake for about 30 minutes.
- After baking in the oven, place the dried powder into a blender or food processor until a soft, clump-free powder forms.
- Store in a container or ziploc bag until ready to use.
Is DIY Color Powder Safe?
Creating a vibrant color powder to play with and enjoy at events can be a rewarding experience. However, there are some dangers that come with creating your own color powder. For the most part, making DIY color powder is safe—particularly if you use the instructions we outlined above—however, in some cases DIY color powder can contain contaminants that you don’t want to inhale.
For example, if your color powder takes a while to dry, the moist environment can begin to develop mold and bacteria. As a result, this mold is mixed into and distributed throughout the color powder when you process it with a blender. Then, when throwing the color powder into the air, you could be introducing mold particles into the air and inhaling them.
This is one of the reasons that DIY color powder can be dangerous in addition to a variety of other ways. If you are concerned about the safety of DIY color powder, you can always purchase it from a reputable brand.
Professional Color Powder—The Benefits
One of the main benefits of choosing to purchase from a professional color powder company is the regulation of the manufacturing process. Companies in the United States are regulated by the FDA and must ensure that their products are safe for the general public. These regulations prevent companies from selling products that could pose a health risk to various individuals. When purchasing from a professional color powder company, you avoid the risk of mold or other bacteria being in your color powder.
Similarly, DIY color powder is not as vibrant as professional-grade color powder. This is because professionals have access to a wide range of food-grade dyes that increase the vibrancy of the powder. So, not only is your color powder safer, it is more colorful too.
Choose Color Powder Supply Co.
So, is it worth it to make DIY color powder? The answer depends on all of the factors laid out above.
Don’t risk your family or community’s health, purchase Color Powder Supply Co.’s FDA-approved color powder. Our powders are made from organic substances, like baking powder, cornstarch, and plant matter. By using these natural ingredients you’re protecting your skin, clothing, and other surfaces from contaminants that could be damaging.
Don’t miss out on the fun and festivities of a color powder event because of safety concerns, use an FDA-approved color powder to protect the health of participants. Choose Color Powder Supply Co. as your safe color powder supplier. View our inventory and learn more on our safety page.