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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.

Performance in Cold Process Soap: This mica performs beautifully in cold process soap. and stays very true to its colour. Usage shown in photo above is 1 tsp of mica per lb of soap.

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.
Eye area - No
Lip Products - Not certified
Oil Based Sugar Scrubs: Yes
This Colour is a:  Non bleeding Mica

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:  This colour is not prone to fading
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