Merlot (Crimson) Sparkle Mica: Just right for mixing with Berry Wine, AppleJack Peel, or any time you need an incredible rich red. To create a good color in cold process soap, we used ¾ 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 77491)Common Name: Mica, Iron Oxide
This gives gorgeous color in both M&P and HP soap! I've used alone and with other colors. Try with the liquid red oxide from Brambleberry for a deep burgundy, or swirl with yellow liquid colorant for a tritone of red, orange, and yellow. Next project with this is lotion.
turned my soap brown. very disappointed. I was looking forward to working with this color
Very Disappointed, turned my soap brownish rose, not even close to Merlot, picture on your Facebook page
I used this to make lip stick by incorporating into my lip balm base and WOW! This color is incredible, deep, and entrancing! :D It's beautiful and incorporates smoothly into the balm. It's a deep royal burgundy/purple color that I just love because it's so unique.
This color does beautifully in MP soap, but when I used it in castile CP soap, it morphed to a burnt orange. I used no fragrance in the CP soap, so I know that didn't cause a problem. I soaped at room temperature. No idea why this color turned burnt orange. So sad!
*Edit: Okay, so after the soap sat a day or two, I noticed that it morphed back to a red color. I changed my rating from 3 stars to 4. I guess it frightened me that it turned orange. I was worried that it would stay that way.
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