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Hannah
10/30/2015
Barely there

I've used this in a few batches of soap now (cold process and hot process), and I find that using 1 tsp per pound barely shows itself in the finished product. I was hoping that the mica would shimmer more or at least have a lightening effect. I just made a batch with 2 tsp per pound of soap, so I am hoping that goes better. Either way, I'm not sure I'd buy this mica again.

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Hannah! I'm sorry you were disappointed this mica did not shimmer more in your cold process soap. Micas need light to hit them to be able to shimmer. In CP micas will not shimmer because the batter is opaque and does not allow light to shine through. To see the shimmer noticeably in soap you would want to use a clear base like our SFIC Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.


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Karen
11/9/2014
Great Color in Cold Process and Rebatch Soap

I just received a sample packet of this color, along with 6 others. I wish I could show you the true "sparkle" this mica gives to my lavender colored CP soap. I found it caused fast tracing, but I did use after I had added my soap to the coloring cup. I had some greyish colored soap that needed rebatching, I used a little TD mixed with water, added to the crockpot, then added some of the Violet Sparkle Mica mixed in castor oil. My soap is green?-but it is has such a beautiful sheen to it, due to this Mica. Ordering more-now.

Reply from Bramble Berry
 
Hi Karen! In our tests and recipes, we've found that this color creates a nice sparkly purple in melt and pour soap. I'll be emailing you personally to ask you more about your recipe that turned green!