Mica, Flamingo



Flamingo Mica can really add a hit of colour in Melt & Pour Soap but is a much more pastel apricot shade of pink in Cold Process Soap.  As with all colours, keep in mind that this will turn more pastel when added to white products such as White Melt and Pour Soap.  Sadly, Flamingo does morph a tad in Cold Process Soap to an apricot/pink colour (see the graphics) and gel the 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.

Product Suitability:

Melt & Pour Soap - Yes
Cold Processed Soap - Yes, but does not excel.  It morphs to a paler version of pink.  See graphic.
Bath Bombs - Yes.  We recommend the inclusion of Polysorbate 80 with Micas in Bath Bombs.
Cosmetics including Eye area - Yes
Lip Products - Not certified
Oil Based Sugar Scrub: Yes
This Colour is a: non bleeding colour
Particle size:  10 – 60 μm
Disperses best in oil or alcohol

Our Test Results:

Produces a rich, bright shade in clear MP Soap Base and a pastel shade with no shimmer 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 - especially when they fade..
pH sensitivity:  Slightly unstable in high pH products such as CP Soap. 
Colour Fading: Stable
Colour Bleeding (Migration): Non bleeding, suitable for embedding,layering and swirling.

Our Micas  are packed in resealable vials, tubs or jars unless purchasing 500g and above or surplus stock.

INCI: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide
Colour Bleeding (migration): No
Cold Process Soap (stable At High PH): Yes, but does not excel. It morphs to a paler version of pink/apricot. See graphic.
Colour Cosmetics - Eyes: Yes
Colour Cosmetics - Skin: Yes
Emulsions (ie Lotions): Yes
Lip Products: Not certified
Melt & Pour Soap: Yes, liquefy first using alcohol or glycerine
Oil Soluble Or Dispersible: Miscible in oil
Parabens: No
Ethoxylates (PEG's): No
Phthalates: No
Pigment Or Dye: Pigment
Scrubs, Anhydrous Products: Yes
Vegan: Yes