Shamrock Green Mica: This bright, vibrant mica is a bleeding color but makes for a wonderful green! It's safe to use in lip products but does take a little extra work stirring in melt and pour. Use it whenever you need a strong green color.
Not recommended for cold process soap. This color will morph.
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.
Botanical Name: Mica, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Lake (CI 19140), Hydrogenated Polybutene, FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake (CI 42090), Mica, Palmitic Acid.Common Name: Mica, Yellow 5 Lake, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Blue 1 lake, Mica, Palmitic Acid
I was disappointed right after using this mica in a cold process batch of goat milk soap scented with Pineapple Cilantro. The color turned a darker grey right after pouring in the mold. I was pretty sad about this and after rereading the description realized it was my own fault as it clearly says the color will morph in cold process soap. I was super excited 48 hours later when I cut the soap and the grey had turned back to green! I also did a yellow mica and swirled the two so the appearance really does represent the scent.
Wonderful rich emerald green color for M&P soaps.
I was so excited when I received this and couldn't wait to use it in some soap. Unfortunately in my excitement I failed to see the note that it doesn't stay green in CP soap. I used half of my 2 oz trying to make it green. Needless to say, I do love how beautiful it is in MP soap. Live and learn.
I used this for some St. Patrick's Day soaps and they are the perfect shade of emerald green! Mixed in with the goat's milk MP, it blended perfectly. A little goes a long way with this stuff. The only issue I had was dissolving it. Use the rubbing alcohol Soap Queen always recommends. It does NOT mix with water-it acts like oil.
Loved it when put in a lip balm, but when I used it in my cold process soap it turned a orangish brown color, I was trying to go for a beautiful christmas green color. thank goodness they are just for christmas presents, and the color doesn't change the goodness of the soap.
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Cardena! I'm sorry this color wasn't your favorite. This color works great in melt and pour soap and lip balm, but as the description says, it will not stay green in cold process soap. To get a nice green in your cold process soap, you can use Green Chrome (oxide) Pigment. Also, the Talk It Out Tuesday: Colorants post has a lot of great information on how to color your soap. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
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