Luster Black Mica: We love to use a touch of this color for deepening pinks and reds in our lip colors and balms. Also fabulous for a sophisticated dark ribbon swirl through lighter soaps. This mica is a deep sparkly black in clear soap and a unique medium gray in opaque 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.
Eye Safe: Yes
Lip Safe: Yes
Skin Safe: Yes
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.
Botanical Name: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxide (CI 77499 & CI 77491)
Common Name: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides