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Mica, Lily Pad Green




Lily Pad Green Mica is a gorgeous, lively green!  As with all colours, keep in mind that this will turn more pastel when added to opaque products such as white melt and pour soap. To keep the colour a brighter Lily Pad in Cold Process Soap use more mica (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, initial morphing, see Additional Information tab for details.
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

Our Test Results:
Produces a rich, bright shade in clear MP Soap Base but won't shine 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 Cold Process 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. Use a high concentration in cold process soaps. We always recommend small batch testing before embarking on a larger project.

pH sensitivity: Fairly stable in high pH products such as CP Soap. Initial morphing, then returned. See Additional Information tab for details.
Colour Fading: Stable
Colour Bleeding (Migration): Non bleeding, suitable for embedding, layering and swirling.

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

INCI: Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide,
Ingredients: Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide,
Colour Bleeding (migration): No
Cold Process Soap (stable At High PH): Yes. However, our tests showed a significant morphing to khaki post gel. Then over 24 - 48 hours (once cut to cure) colour returned to a nice lively green.
Colour Cosmetics - Eyes: Yes
Colour Cosmetics - Skin: Yes
Emulsions (ie Lotions): Yes
Lip Products: Not certified
Melt & Pour Soap: Yes, liquefy first using water, alcohol, sodium lactate 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