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Andrea
7/5/2016
Turns green in MP too over time!

I love love love the rich color this mica gives soap, however I have thrown out 4 dozen bars of soap that had turned green over time. It starts first in splotches which looked like mold and then eventually the whole bar of soap changes. I couldn't figure out why my best selling recipes were all of a sudden "going bad." Then it hit me, I switched Light Gold Mica for Heavy Metal Gold mica. Such a shame! I will continue to use this mica in my bath bombs because it doesn't seem to react.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Andrea! I'm sorry this colorant wasn't your favorite. We love the deep, true gold color of our Heavy Metal Gold Mica! However, it does tend to morph to a brown/green color in cold process soap. It can also cause DOS (dreaded orange spots) in cold process, find out more about those in our Dealing with Dreaded Orange Spots blog post.


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Kelli
3/11/2016
Turned Green in Cold Process Soap

I've used this mica in melt and pour and it tuned out lovely. Then I tried it in a cold process soap.The picture in the item description shows a gold color in cold process soap, so that's what I expected but instead of gold I got a green. Not a green-gold, just green. My oils weren't green so I'm not sure why this happened but I'm super disappointed at how it came out. I wouldn't use it in cold process soap, althought I would definitely recommend it in melt and pour.


Christina
10/18/2015
Not the best Gold for Cold Process!

While it is amazing in MP soap...it bleeds like crazy on CP soap. I used it with some S.Almond oil for mica swirls on top of a loaf and 1-2 weeks into the cure it started to bleed halfway down the bar. no DOS yet, just bad bleeding that makes the bars unfit for sale...bummer!

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Christina! You're right! The Heavy Metal Gold Mica does bleed in cold process soap. This is because of the reaction between the lye used in CP and the bronze (metal) in this colorant. To know for sure something will not bleed on you check out our Non-Bleeding section of colorants For Cold Process Soap. A great substitute for gold in a non-bleeding color for CP would be our Yellow Oxide Pigment!


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Kristi
10/11/2015
Had Bleeding

I used this Heavy Gold Mica in cold process soap and it bled into the other colors of the soap. Anywhere the gold was in the soap, it bled about a quarter of an inch into the other colors. It looks awful so I am not going to try to sell that batch. I will still use this mica, but will make sure I use it alone or as a solid colorant.

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Kristi! The Heavy Metal Gold Mica does bleed in cold process soap. This is because of the reaction between the lye used in CP and the bronze metal in this colorant. To know for sure something will not bleed on you check out our Non-Bleeding section of colorants For Cold Process Soap. A great substitute for gold in a non-bleeding color for CP would be our Yellow Oxide Pigment!


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Sandra
6/26/2015
Gold Mica

I have used this mica on top of melt and pour bee soaps to define the bee. It looks beautiful and people seem to love it. My problem is that the sparkle and beauty turn into a dull ugly color in a couple of days. I hesitate to sell these soaps now because of the change in color.

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