Yellow Mica: This is a bright yellow mica that is safe for use in lip products. Because of its oil solubility, it is a little more difficult to mix into melt and pour than most micas so we recommend mixing it with the fragrance oil before attempting to stir in. To create the color in the sample of cold process soap above, we used 2 teaspoons 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 fragrance or essential oil. It is not able to be mixed with rubbing alcohol llike typical micas. 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: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), FD&C Yellow No. 5 Lake (CI 19140), Hydrogenated Polybutene, Mica, Palmitic AcidCommon Name: Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5 Lake, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Mica, Palmitic Acid
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Kimberly! I'm sorry to hear this mica faded in your soap! Sometimes this can happen if your soap is left out in direct sunlight. I would recommend storing your soap in a dark, cool place :). You may also want to increase how much mica you use in your cold process soap. In cold process soap, I recommend 2 tsp. per pound of soap to achieve good color. I will be emailing you personally to help you troubleshoot, so please look for my email :)
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