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Mica, Orchid




This bold mica is a stunning combination of purple with a shimmer of blue.  It works beautifully in both melt and pour and cold process soap.  When applied straight on the skin, the blue undertones shine in the light.

Product Suitability:  
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: No
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 purple orchid in clear MP Soap Base and a deep lavender colour with no shimmer in white MP Soap Base.  This mica performs beautifully in cold process soap and stays very true to its colour.  Graphics below show 1 teaspoon mica in 450g of soap.

pH sensitivity: Fairly 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 vials, tubs or jars unless purchasing 500g and above or surplus stock.

INCI: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Ultramarine
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Ultramarine
Colour Bleeding (migration): No
Cold Process Soap (stable At High PH): Stable
Colour Cosmetics - Eyes: No
Colour Cosmetics - Skin: Yes
Emulsions (ie Lotions): Yes
Lip Products: Not certified
Melt & Pour Soap: Yes, liquefy first using water, sodium lactate or glycerine
Oil Soluble Or Dispersible: Miscible in oil
Pigment Or Dye: Pigment
Scrubs, Anhydrous Products: Yes, use about 1/4 teaspoon per 450g scrub
Vegan: Yes