This is our true Black Mica. With less of a metallic lustre / sheen than our Black Lustre Mica, this colour is useful to slightly darken other colours, or for distlinctly black designs. Approved for use in cosmetic applications including mineral makeup and lip products. If you are making true black, ensure you have sufficient pigment in opaque products, but beware of overcolouring to avoid any possible staining from saturated colour.
Black Mica is strong and distinctly stark black in clear Melt & Pour Soap and medium-dark grey in white or opaque Melt & Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap.
Suggested Usage: Start with about ¼ teaspoon per 500g of scrub, bath bombs, etc. For Melt and Pour Soap, mix 1 teaspoon pigment with 1 tablespoon of 99 percent isopropyl alcohol. Add ½ tsp. of dispersed mica at a time to the melted soap. For Cold Process Soap, mix 1 teaspoon with 1 tablespoon of lightweight oil. Add 1 tsp. of dispersed mica at a time to the soap. We recommend adding Polysorbate 80 when using in Bath Bombs.
Melt & Pour Soap: Yes
Cold Processed Soap: Yes
Bath Bombs: Yes. We recommend the inclusion of Polysorbate 80 with Micas in Bath Bombs.
Cosmetics including Eye area: Yes
Lotions/Shampoo etc: Not compatible with all preservation systems – we recommend a trial
Lip Products: Yes
Oil Based Sugar Scrub: Yes
This Colour is a: non-bleeding colour
Particle size: 5 – 25 μm
Our Test Results:
Produces a dense coal black colour in clear MP Soap Base and medium-dark grey colour in white Melt & Pour Soap Base. The easiest way to incorporate this mica in MP Soap is to moisten it with some Isopropyl Alcohol, glycerine or water making a slurry, then mix in. A ratio of 1:3 works well. Hydrating with oil is recommended for CP soap if using within the soap, as a guide use a ratio of 1:4 mica to oil works well for us with most micas. We always recommend small batch testing before embarking on a larger project.
pH sensitivity: Stable in high pH products such as CP Soap.
Colour Fading: Stable
Colour Bleeding (Migration): Non bleeding, suitable for embedding, layering and swirling.
Note: Our Micas are packed in resealable jars unless purchasing 500g and above or surplus stock.
|INCI:||Synthetic Mica, Titanium dioxide, Iron oxide|