Super Pearly White Mica: Sparkly and pearly all in one! This white mica is dazzling in clear melt and pour soap and we really love the way it looks when combined with our lab color dyes. This mica is approved for use in lip balms and eye shadows. 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, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Common Name: Mica, Titanium Dioxide
I find this mica to be the most versatile. You can use it alone or mix it with other micas or pigments to lighten them up. I haven't replaced TD yet but I do add some with my TD and it gives it a little more "pearlescent" color rather than flat white. It is also nice for dusting on the top of CP soaps.
I like to use this mica in tiny amounts to add sparkle to clear soaps. It doesn't leave any shimmer on the skin.
I was excited to read the reviews by other soapers using this in place of Ti dioxide for whitening. However, my experience was very different. I used this super pearly white as a replacement for Ti Dioxide in a tried and true recipe and experienced results that were completely different. First of all, it did not whiten my pale yellow batter at all. In fact, this mica refused to even blend with my batter but instead just created unattractive, gray-toned swirls that were unacceptable to me. I've also saved off a little batter in a couple other standard batches and got the same result. My conclusion is that this mica would probably be good in MP soap and possibly for top decoration in CP but certainly not as a white colorant in CP. I won't be purchasing this one again.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Carrie! I'm sorry you were disappointed with this colorant in your cold process soap. We found it can be a nice additive in CP soap as seen in the Christmas Tree Swirl Cold Process tutorial. Though, it is not a great substitute for Titanium Dioxide to whiten CP soap batter. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
I have a question here..Are these colorants that say they are pearly and or shimmery have the glitter in it?? I do not want those glitter pieces stuck to me after using the soap nor do my customers..That is why I have not ordered these kinds yet..So if they don't leave glitter on you I will purchase several colors of this product.. Thank you, Carolyn
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Carolyn! Our Micas, including the Super Pearly White Mica, do not have glitter in them. They will not leave any glitter on your skin after using soap colored with them! I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Absolutely my favorite mica, hands down. Has totally replaced TD for me. HOWEVER, would it kill you to put it in a container? The bags, which aren't even resealable, are just a disaster waiting to happen. Please rethink your packaging on this otherwise fabulous product.
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Rebecca! I'm so glad you like this color! We've found the bags are a great way to ship the product securely. As you probably are aware, the 1 ounce sizing is packaged in jars. However, to keep the bulk pricing at a cost effective level, they are double bagged for shipping. It is also more cost effective than buying 16 one ounce sizes so I hope this helps to make up for your disappointment. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
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