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
Ingredients:Botanical Name: FD&C Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Hydrogenated Polybutene, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Palmitic Acid, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Mica, Methyl ParabenCommon Name: Red 40 Lake, Hydrogenated Polysobutene, Titanium Dioxide, Palmitic Acid, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Mica, Methyl Paraben
I used this mica in my lip balm. It worked really well and is true to color. It's definitely fun to play around with. After I purchased this, I realized it had some ingredients that I personally don't like to use (like the FD&C Red 40 and parabens). But, that is a personal preference. It did look beautiful and incorporated smoothly into my balm base. :)
I had originally bought this along with the Shamrock Green for the Aloha Soap...I then ventured onto bigger and better CP Aloha version. I am using my own devices for designing and creating with this color mica. I love it, and it never fails to amuse me. I mix it with straight glycerin to disperse and swirl throughout my soaps and it has demonstrated neutral pinks to bold, true coral colors in my soap. I will be buying more of this wonderful product
Although it does not give the same color as the powder itself, but the light coral in my lipstick is lovely. My daughter and I love it.
Absolutely love and recommend this colorant! So easy to blend into my lip glosses, especially with the mini mixer which I also highly recommend. This was my first time using colorant in my lip products, and I'm so pleased with the results, and I'm sure that my customers will agree! Thank you so much BrambleBerry!
I used this in lip balm, and a little went a long way! It's sparkly and very pretty. It mixes well, and I like it a lot :)
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