Cellini Red Mica: This is a wonderful red that is approved for use in lip products. To create a solid color in cold process soap, we used ¾ teaspoon of colorant (about 0.15 oz before dispersing) in 1 pound of soap.
Performance in Soap: This colorant will morph to a bright peach/pink color in cold process soap and in melt and pour soap.
Safe for use in lip balms
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), D&C Red No. 7 (CI 15850), Hydrogenated Polysobutene, Palmitic AcidCommon Name: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Red 7, Hydrogenated Polysobutene, Palmitic Acid
This made a vibrant red for my lip balm although I had to use much more than I was expecting to get any color to show on my lips (about 2 tsp per 1 ounce lip balm.) Mixed very well in my MP soap and turned into a vibrant orange which I was expecting from the product description.
Does anyone read the description or look at the cold process soap picture?! Ha. I read that it goes orange, so in knowing that, I made a cold process orange fragrance soap and a Halloween type soap and it turned vibrant orange. It is the perfect Halloween/citrus color.
I've also used this in bath bombs with pink grapefruit. It's the perfect color - turns to a beautiful pink that matches the scent perfectly.
I am so angry right now!! To me Cellini Red means "red" but noooo! So, unfortunately I just wasted an entire batch of, not so cheap, solid sugar scrub. I thought it would make a nice pink color to go with the pink grapefruit FO I paired it with but it only started out red then quickly morphed into a Halloween orange color. Not cool. I love BB but this makes me feel deceived and I can't afford this hobby to begin with - yes, it's just a hobby. I don't make a dime off of anything I make. This hurts.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Tina! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this color and feel deceived. As noted on this product page as well as the sample picture, our Cellini Red Lip Safe Mica does go an orange color in products. Though we love the beautiful orange this colorant morphs too! For a nice pink in your scrub I would recommend using the Coral Mica like we did for this pretty pink color in our Sweet Summer Scrub Tutorial. Rose Clay would also make a more dusty pink as seen in our Rose Clay Sugar Scrub.
I love the color in my lip balm but it does not turn out the same in my lipstick probably due to zinc oxide. Still searching for something like Chilli Red in lipstick. Please recommend if any.
Soaping Lesson No. 1 - read, read, and re-read the descriptions about micas that morph colors! I learned the hard way about Cellini Red Mica. I now have an orange colored peppermint soap, and I have no earthly idea what to do with it. If I ever need a vibrant orange soap, however, this is my go-to for sure!
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