Sparkle Violet Mica: This is a white/violet mica. The mica platelets are coated on one side with a lovely white pearl and the other side with a light violet, making this color an opalescent sheen of violet. It is sophisticated and looks amazing in both white soap (where it adds a hint of sophisticated violet sheen) and clear 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, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Common Name: Mica, Titanium Dioxide
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.
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!
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