To Use 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.
We love to play with colors in our cold process soaps and know that not all colors become what they are raw, but we love being surprised. We used this in a cold process soap and it came out such a pretty swirl of purple/pink and purple/blue! It was a nice surprise!
A lovely shade of blue....until you put it in cp soap!! Turns an ugly purply, pink color....EVERY TIME. Never again.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Judy! You're right! As noted above, on this product page, the Blue Mica - Cellini Lip Safe Mica will morph to purple or mauve in cold process soap. If you're looking for a bright blue for CP I would recommend the Ultramarine Blue Pigment, medium.
I used this mica twice, in the first batch I mixed it with yellow to make green, I was able to get a beautiful yellow & green leaf swirl on top of my soap, then about 30 minutes into the curing phase, I noticed the green kept getting lighter, the next morning all the green was gone, the second batch I used it as is, and it turned into a very pretty mauve color, which was actually a nice blend with the other colors, not blaming BB, I am new to cp soaping and learning as I go, next time I will read the pro's & cons before using different products!
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Gigi! As the description says, this color will morph into purple or mauve in cold process soap. It's still a nice color, just not the blue you were going for! You can read more about micas in cold process in this Talk It Out Tuesday: Colorants blog post. In melt and pour and other products it creates a beautiful bright blue, as seen in this Matte Finish Nail Polish Tutorial. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
I really love how vibrant this mica looks on the computer, yet I'm getting into making nail polishes, are your micas safe to use to dd a touch of color to my polishes?? No one has commented about them I would love to know.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Courtney! You can definitely use this mica in nail polish. Also, check out our Suspending Nail Polish Base for a list of all the colorants we've found work great in nail polish.
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