Brights and Pastel Micas Sampler Pack: Includes 0.2 oz of the following colors:
Cellini Red Mica: Morphs to orange in Cold Process Soap. Lip safe! Not for eye products.Yellow Lip Safe Mica: Works beautifully in Cold Process Soap, remains true yellow. Lip and eye safe!Violaceous Violet Mica: Disappears completely in Cold Process Soap. Eye safe, but not for lips. Sparkle Violet: Disappears completely in Cold Process Soap. Lip and eye safe!Peach Shimmer: Fades significantly in Cold Process Soap. Lip and eye safe!Cellini Blue Mica: Morphs to a lovely purple in Cold Process Soap. Lip and eye safe!Rose Pearl Mica: Morphs to grey in Cold Process soap, and is difficult to mix. Lip and eye safe!Red Blue Mica: Disappears in Cold Process soap. Lip and eye safe!Coral Mica: Morphs lightly to a peachy/pink in Cold Process soap, with a hot gel phase recommended. Lip and eye safe!Shamrock Green Mica: Morphs to a grey/brown in Cold Process Soap. Lip and eye safe!
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Melissa! We don't have a note saying these colors are not for cold process soap because many of them are! Our Aqua Pearl Mica, Blue Mica - Cellini Lip Safe, and Yellow Lip Safe Mica are especially awesome in CP! Though there are many micas that do not work in cold process because they morph. A good rule of thumb is mica that use oxides to get their color work best in cold process. You can also just check the mica description, we will always leave a note if it won't work in CP. For the micas that do morph, you can still use them to spice up your cold process soap recipes. Use them to top your soap with sparkles, create a fun pencil line, or stamp your soap with shimmer. I will email you personally to talk more about these techniques!
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Jenny! I'm sorry you were disappointed that the colorants in our Brights and pastel Micas Sampler Pack are not recommended for cold process soap making. Many micas will either morph or fade in CP soap and the shimmer does not come through as CP soap batter is opaque. For another powdered colorant that will work perfect in your cold process soap trying using our Oxide Pigments. For more on our different colorants and when to use them check out our Talk it Out Tuesday: Colorants blog post. To get use out of these micas in your cold process try topping your bars with mica, making a mica pencil line, or stamping your soap with some shimmer. See examples of these techniques in the Soap Challenge: Mica Topped Cold Process, Soap Challenge: Elemental Swirl, and How to Stamp Soap on Soap Queen TV blog posts. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Belle! You can use mica to color your lotion. We've also had great luck with LabColors to color lotion. You can read more about coloring your lotion in this Talk it Out Tuesday: All Things Lotion post. For lotion bars, you can color those with micas, as seen in this Lotion Bar Love Tutorial. Also, these micas will not stain your skin as long as you don't use too much color. If you're using micas to color your lotion, I would recommend starting out with one .15 CC Mini Scoop. If that's not dark enough for you, you can add a couple more scoops.
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