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 Merlot (Crimson) Sparkle Mica: Just right for mixing with Berry Wine, AppleJack Peel, or any time you need an incredible rich red. To create a good color in cold process soap, we used ¾ teaspoon of colorant (about 0.15 oz before dispersing) in 1 pound of soap.

Safe for use in lip balms and eye shadows  

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.


Botanical Name:  Mica, Iron Oxide (CI 77491)
Common Name:  Mica, Iron Oxide 


Average Rating:
(based on 14 reviews)

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by Heather
on 6/3/2015
I have a question - the pic above showing the result in cold process is a very light pink - is this mica supposed to be pink or red?

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Heather! Our Merlot Sparkle Mica can make the lighter color in the sample of cold process soap shown above or it can make an incredible rich red depending on how much you use! We used 3/4 tsp colorant to achieve the lighter results, you can add more to get a darker color. For more on this mica and other tones we've created using it check out our Sunday Night Spotlight: Merlot Sparkle Mica blog post. I will email you personally to discuss this further.

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by Cindy
on 5/3/2015
Beautiful satin effect with M & P
This mica produced a gorgeous effect with my clear melt and pour, just stunning. My husband really loved this. I was, however, disappointed with the color in my shea butter. It produced a pale dusty rose, almost flesh tone, this was not what i was looking for. I used 1/2 teaspoon since I only was using 1/2 pound of soap. I was hesitant to use more because I was afraid it would be over saturated and the color would come off on washcloths or in the lather. Should I have done something different?

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Cindy! I'm so glad you love our Merlot Sparkle Mica! The reason it turned that color in your Shea Melt and Pour Base is because it is a white base. When you mix a color into an opaque base, like the shea, it will lighten the color. Just like mixing white paint with red, you would get pink. I will email you personally to discuss this further.

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by Janelle
on 3/17/2015
Beautiful alone or blended!
I love this color by itself for lovely pinks and deep reds. But I also blend it with Brick Red Oxide for a little truer red, and my FAVORITE Apricot Blush Mica (PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!!!) for gorgeous shades of orange.
by Stephanie M
on 3/15/2015
Beautiful color
I like this because you can create several different colors with the one mica. Add just a little to get a softer red or a bit more for that beautiful deep burgandy-ish color. I've also added titanium dioxide to get a pretty pink type color. I always mix it with a little olive oil from my CP batch and it has worked great very time.
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by Lynne M
on 1/26/2015
workhorse crimson
This is a fabulous color- I mixed 1/8 teaspoon into one ounce of clear M&P and got an opaque shimmering strong crimson. I also used very small amounts mixed with other non-bleeding liquid colorants quite successfully. This color will be a staple in my palette.
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