Light Gold Mica:This light color is a sophisticated, shiny white/gold combination mica. It is approved for use in lip colors as well. Use it to blend or just add a hint of color in your clear soaps. To create the color in the sample of cold process soap above, we used 1 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) Common Name: Mica, Titanium Dioxide
I LOVE this as a dust on my cp soaps. Especially the "extra" soap I have leftover after I make my usual 9 lb loaf, I will pour the remainder in misc molds. This works brilliantly to dust the tops to give a look of subtle sophistication and elegance. I simply love it and keep a stock of it in my supply cabinet!
This mica is really not gold at all. I think of it as "white" gold because it has the same sparkle and texture as the sparkle gold but it is a silvery white color. Love it! if I want a "gold" I use the sparkle gold mica which is a more true yellow gold. I dust this across my CP soaps for a metallic finish. Sometimes I make a mica line with it, although it is subtle. This has become my favorite substitute for glitter, much more sophisticated looking. Ordering more right now!
I used the light gold mica as a "pixie dust" type garnish in a layered soap I made similar to the layer video on Soap Queen TV. Maybe it's the lighting in my kitchen or I used so little but it didn't really look gold to me. It looked more like a white-ish color with .1% gold added to keep it from being pure white. It's not the best in white base because it's very hard to pick up. I'm going to try in in clear and hopefully get slightly more gold color without intense jewelry gold.
I used this light gold mica in clear melt and pour as detailing in a celtic knot design on a goat's milk oatmeal, milk, & honey bar of soap. It looks fantastic and really adds to the visual appeal of the bar. I used .15 cc in 2 oz of clear soap. Next time, I will likely add just a little bit more as this is a rather delicate (partially see-through) color.
The color is shimmery and beautiful without being a harsh brassy gold. I highly recommend it as detailing, or to sprinkle it on top of a loaf bar for added interest.
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