New Formula! 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. This Mica is safe for lip and eye shadow products. 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, Iron Oxide (CI 77499 & CI 77491), Bismuth ChlorideCommon Name: Mica, Iron Oxide, Bismuth Chloride Reformulated February 24, 2011
I use this mica for my Melt and pour soaps and had a beautiful dark grey with a nice shimmer. I have also used it to coat my bath bombs for a crazy glitter effect. (the mica does line the tub but it washes off easily because of the amount of oil that is in my bath bombs)
I think I may have used too much but it stained me and the tub !! Is this recommended for bath bombs and how can I achieve a dark black without having it stain .... also, does the mica mix in the water because mine floated on top. Please help !
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Julie! You can definitely use micas for bath bombs though they do tend to more easily stick to that ring that shows up around the tub. For colorants specifically designed for bath bombs check out our La Bomb colors. Also, keep in mind that it is hard to get a dark color, like black, in bath bombs because the base starts as white, lightening any color that you use.
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