Gold Sparkle Mica: Fabulous for adding just that chic touch to your soap. To create a good color in cold process soap, we used ½ teaspoon 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 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), Iron Oxide (CI 77492)Common Name: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide
I mixed the mica exactly as your instructions recommended to put a beautiful gold and black top on top of my cold process soap instead I ended up with a butter yellow I am very very disappointed so far with all of the Micas I have purchased none produce the color exspected
Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Felecia! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this mica. We love the Gold Sparkle Mica, though it does go a butter yellow in cold process soap, as seen in the sample picture above. While some micas have great results in cold process, others will morph color or disappear entirely. To get more spectacular gold results with this mica in cold process soap you can mix the mica with a carrier oil then pour it on top of the batter! See how we did that with the Gold Sparkle Mica in our Black, White and Gold All Over Cold Process tutorial.
I have been wanting a gold sparkle to my finished bath products and that being said, it's amazing! My bath bombs sparkle and my soap dazzles! Thank you Brambleberry for this amazing product! I will be ordering again as soon as I run out. I also love how it's in a jar!
I love this mica-it adds a bit of sass into my bath bombs and melt and pour soaps. I typically use this as an accent to other colors and really helps to make them have that little something extra. It's just a good all around that I keep in my "cupboard."
I would rate this 5 stars as they are beautiful but it will get 4 and that's on BB. There is no information on these beautiful micas regarding whether to use with water, oil or either? The Titanium Dioxide has the info on your site but do not see it under the Mica descriptions? Perhaps, I should know this already but cannot believe I'm the only silly goose that wouldn't want to guess?
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Pamela! I'm glad you think our Gold Sparkle Mica is beautiful! Though, I'm sorry you did not think there was enough information on the product page. Micas are fine and easier to incorporate than oxides, so dispersing micas before adding them to your soap is optional. They are oil soluble so if you are wanting to disperse first mix into about 1 tablespoon of a lightweight carrier oil, like Sweet Almond. For more information on micas check our Sunday Night Spotlight: Mica Colorants blog post.
Just beautiful! Definitely will order again!
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