Coral Mica: This is a multi-use colorant that you can use in lip balms (yes, it's approved), melt and pour or all types of cold process soap. While the color stays true in lip balms and melt and pour, it does morph to a slightly more orange tone in cold process soap, so keep that in mind if you're doing cold process. This color 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 a good color in cold process soap, we used 1 teaspoon of colorant (about 0.15 oz before dispersing) in 1 pound of soap.
NOTE: This is a bleeding/migrating color. Please remember this when designing your soap.
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.
Safe for use in lip balms and eye shadows
Botanical Name: FD&C Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Hydrogenated Polybutene, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Palmitic Acid, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Mica, Methyl Paraben
Common Name: Red 40 Lake, Hydrogenated Polysobutene, Titanium Dioxide, Palmitic Acid, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Mica, Methyl Paraben