To use this mica in Melt and Pour Soap: Wet the mica with rubbing alcohol until a liquid slurry is made. This usually is about a 1:1 mix of mica and rubbing alcohol. Add the desired amount of the slurry to the melted soap and stir to combine.
To use this mica in Cold Process Soap: Combine the mica with a light, liquid oil such as sweet almond or sunflower oil. Mix the mica at a rate of 1 Tbsp of oil to 1 tsp of mica. Increase the amounts as needed. Add this color mixture at trace.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake (CI 42090), Hydrogenated Polybutene, Palmitic AcidCommon Name: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Blue 1, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Palmitic Acid
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Gigi! As the description says, this color will morph into purple or mauve in cold process soap. It's still a nice color, just not the blue you were going for! You can read more about micas in cold process in this Talk It Out Tuesday: Colorants blog post. In melt and pour and other products it creates a beautiful bright blue, as seen in this Matte Finish Nail Polish Tutorial. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Courtney! You can definitely use this mica in nail polish. Also, check out our Suspending Nail Polish Base for a list of all the colorants we've found work great in nail polish.
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