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Marilyn
11/15/2018
turned color

I had some of the older Shammrock green and it did turn pink in my cold process soap. After it cures is it still safe to use?


Bob
11/5/2018
Morphing Disaster

My wife and I intended to make a Christmas soap with this green. It's sat on the shelf for yrs, don't think we've used it before. Mixed up a beautiful green, then turned brown. After being in the oven for CP/OP, it's turning peach. So much for Christmas soap. As happy as we are with many BB products, their micas aren't one of them.


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Mrs. A
10/3/2018
No problems! Gorgeous green in CP!

I know others have mentioned having had problems with this mica in CP, but I am thinking maybe it's dependent on the recipe, temp and/or base oils used, as I haven't had any issues with this mica morphing or changing in my soaps at all, & have been able to achieve a beautiful, happy, botanical, English-Ivy-type of shade in my soaps with it... Slightly bolder than pictured here (at 1tsp/PPO), but a beautiful, vibrant shade for sure! I'm not certain what factors could have caused morphing/color changes for others, but I do know that in my recipe comprised of coconut, olive, lard, shea & castor, this color has stayed true (and I soap with lye solution at room temp, base oils around 95°F). I feel bad for others who have not had as great success with it, but I wanted to share my own results with this mica as well, in case others were curious to try it, but were worried they wouldn't get desirable results with it. I'd recommend maybe testing this colorant in a small 1lb test batch first, but for me, I've had excellent outcomes with it every time! I've used this mica in a soap I call "Wild Ivy" and the color is PERFECT for that theme... The results look stunning & botanical! Have also just recently used this mica in a soap I'll call "Mistletoe", and it looked gorgeous in that holiday project as well... Paired beautifully with the crimson red wine shade also used in that batch. I'm a big fan of making test batches first with new colorants, fragrances and/or additives I've not soaped with before, but for me and in my personal experiences with this mica, the results have been true & beautiful, and the color achieved in my soaps has always turned out exactly as planned! I highly recommend this mica, as it's been consistently gorgeously-green for me! Happy crafting everyone!❤


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Elizabeth
9/20/2018
Discolored

I'm making Christmas soap for my fall shows, and I used this mica along with red and white in a CP soap made with BB's swirl quick mix. Within minutes of swirling the soap, the green turned an ugly shade of brown. A few hours later it was dark purple. This is DEFINITELY not going to go over as a Christmas soap. I wish BB would warn us if a mica isn't color stable. I also used Moroccan Mint F.O., which has no vanilla and promises no discoloration, so I'm sure it was the green mica. The red and white look perfect.

Chloe from Bramble Berry replies...
The version of the product you are using is not the current formulation. In our testing the Shamrock Green performs well in Cold Process Soap.


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Tracy
5/22/2018
Be Aware

We have been using this Mica powder for years. It's amazing for what it does, but NOT if yo want green. It's an amazing, morphing color that does cool things when you need something bright. We use it in a Native American soap and it does just what we want it to, but most would be HIGHLY frustrated. It morphs into pink or purple and rarely stays green. If you want something very pretty and slightly unexpected, this is wonderful!

Chloe from Bramble Berry replies...
That should not be happening. Customer service has contacted you directly to troubleshoot.