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Mica, Blue Violet

$2.80

SKU: MIC103

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Blue Violet Mica bears a striking resemblance to the 2022 Pantone® Colour of the Year, Very Peri. With a Blue-Violet base and a lovely pink shift, this subtle colour will breathe joy and creativity into your projects.

This colour brings a subtle violet-pink sheen to clear Melt & Pour Soap bases. Colour appears to fade and mutate a little in opaque Melt & Pour and Cold Process Soap so we recommend a higher usage rate.

Suggested Usage:  Start with about ½ to 1 teaspoon per 500g of scrub, bath bombs, etc. For Melt & Pour Soap, mix 1 teaspoon pigment with 1 tablespoon of 99 percent isopropyl alcohol. Add ½ teaspoon of dispersed mica at a time to the melted soap.  Not recommended for Cold Process Soap. We recommend adding Polysorbate 80 when using in Bath Bombs.

Product Suitability:  
Melt & Pour Soap: Yes
Cold Processed Soap: No, mutates away to nil colour
Bath Bombs: Not tested.  We recommend the inclusion of Polysorbate 80 with Micas in Bath Bombs.
Cosmetics including Eye area: Yes
Lip Products: Yes
Oil Based Sugar Scrub: Yes
Particle size: 10 – 60 μm
   

Our Test Results:
Produces a very pale two tone mauve colour in clear MP Soap Base and a pastel with little to no shimmer in white Melt & Pour Soap Base - it is not the best choice for violets in soap. 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.  We always recommend small batch testing before embarking on a larger project.

pH sensitivity: Unstable in high pH products such as CP Soap. 
Colour Fading: Fairly stable - primary use is for lips, eye products and skincare.
Colour Bleeding (Migration): Not tested
   

Note: Our Micas are packed in resealable jars unless purchasing 500g and above or surplus stock.

INCI: Mica, Titanium dioxide, Ferric ferrocyanide, Tin dioxide
CAS #: CI77019, CI 77891, CI77510, CI77861
Lip Safe: Yes