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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  

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


Average Rating:
(based on 13 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 13 Reviews:

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.

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.
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.
by Ashley
on 1/8/2015
Love it!
I made my best bar of soap every using this color! I purchased a sample back and I was nervous because many colors I've used have changed or not been quite what I expected. I used this in a cold process with only olive and coconut oils, made a swirl by splitting the batch. It's absolutely gorgeous even after a week of fading at all. Perfect for Valentine's sales. I will definitely be buying larger quantities.
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