Sparkle Violet Mica: This is a white/violet mica. The mica platelets are coated on one side with a lovely white pearl and the other side with a light violet, making this color an opalescent sheen of violet. It is sophisticated and looks amazing in both white soap (where it adds a hint of sophisticated violet sheen) and clear 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.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Common Name: Mica, Titanium Dioxide
I've used this in a few batches of soap now (cold process and hot process), and I find that using 1 tsp per pound barely shows itself in the finished product. I was hoping that the mica would shimmer more or at least have a lightening effect. I just made a batch with 2 tsp per pound of soap, so I am hoping that goes better. Either way, I'm not sure I'd buy this mica again.
I just received a sample packet of this color, along with 6 others. I wish I could show you the true "sparkle" this mica gives to my lavender colored CP soap. I found it caused fast tracing, but I did use after I had added my soap to the coloring cup. I had some greyish colored soap that needed rebatching, I used a little TD mixed with water, added to the crockpot, then added some of the Violet Sparkle Mica mixed in castor oil. My soap is green?-but it is has such a beautiful sheen to it, due to this Mica. Ordering more-now.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Karen! In our tests and recipes, we've found that this color creates a nice sparkly purple in melt and pour soap. I'll be emailing you personally to ask you more about your recipe that turned green!
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