Slight Color Change as of March 2015: Please note that while the INCI is still the same the Shamrock Green mica is a little greener and has less blue tones in it.
Shamrock Green Mica: This bright, vibrant mica is a bleeding color but makes for a wonderful green! It's safe to use in lip products but does take a little extra work stirring in melt and pour. Use it whenever you need a strong green color.
NOTE: This color does not stay green in CP soap and is not recommended.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.
Botanical Name: Mica, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Lake (CI 19140), Hydrogenated Polybutene, FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake (CI 42090), Mica, Palmitic Acid.Common Name: Mica, Yellow 5 Lake, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Blue 1 lake, Mica, Palmitic Acid
I was so excited when I received this and couldn't wait to use it in some soap. Unfortunately in my excitement I failed to see the note that it doesn't stay green in CP soap. I used half of my 2 oz trying to make it green. Needless to say, I do love how beautiful it is in MP soap. Live and learn.
I used this for some St. Patrick's Day soaps and they are the perfect shade of emerald green! Mixed in with the goat's milk MP, it blended perfectly. A little goes a long way with this stuff. The only issue I had was dissolving it. Use the rubbing alcohol Soap Queen always recommends. It does NOT mix with water-it acts like oil.
Loved it when put in a lip balm, but when I used it in my cold process soap it turned a orangish brown color, I was trying to go for a beautiful christmas green color. thank goodness they are just for christmas presents, and the color doesn't change the goodness of the soap.
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Cardena! I'm sorry this color wasn't your favorite. This color works great in melt and pour soap and lip balm, but as the description says, it will not stay green in cold process soap. To get a nice green in your cold process soap, you can use Green Chrome (oxide) Pigment. Also, the Talk It Out Tuesday: Colorants post has a lot of great information on how to color your soap. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
Green is one of my three favorite colors (aside from blue and purple) and also the color of my eyes! I was very excited to try this in M&P soap! I used it clear and white. In clear it's the perfect shamrock Saint Patricks Day color. In white base it's a very pale green. Like a baby's room or a greener sea foam color. I'm unsure if I like it but I don't hate it. I might buy this again!
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