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Soap Making Products: Colored Mica & Powder Pigment Soap Colors


 Mica Pearlescent Powder

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What is Mica?

Mica is the name of a group of naturally occurring Earth's minerals which are mined from around the world, purified, and crushed into fine powders. Our cosmetic grade mica is a FDA approved and used to add pearlescent sheen, metallic shimmer, or iridescence to CP and HP soaps as well as lip products, bath & body products, eye cosmetics and more. These powders are derived from the mineral Muscovite Mica which grows in a layers and is ground to create these pearly translucent powders. Mica has a high reflective quality and is prized for its shimmery, pearlescent sheen. For this reason, it works best in products where it can get a lot of light, such as transparent soap.

Mica particles will only suspend themselves in a thick base such as a shower gel, or a soap base that is starting to cool. If the base is too thin, the mica particles will sink to the bottom of the product.

 

Dry Brush Painting Technique Using Mica Powder

Dry Brush Soap Painting with Mica Powder

You can create elegant, beautifully colored soaps using a dry brush painting technique. We recommend professional sable art brushes in fan, round, and liner sizes. Cosmetic brushes (such a blush and eye shadow brushes) also work well.

Before painting unmolded soaps, practice some brush strokes on a few scraps of soap cubes. Use both white and clear melt & pour soap base to get a feel for the effects of the dry brush application.

When ready, place the unmolded soap on a paper towel sheet. A flat working surface is essential as well as a few extra sheets of paper toweling (for removing excess mica particles from the brush between colors). Determine the various size brush tips needed for the project. Use a smaller tipped brush for more intricate areas. And a wider brush for the larger areas. Dip the dry brush into the mica powder. Placing the mica powder in a zip lock plastic bag makes this process easier. Carefully apply the mica particles to the area you wish to color. Dabbing the powder onto the soap often works better than "stroking", particular when working with small areas. Once color is applied to a given area, gently blow on the soap to remove excess mica particles. Adding multiple layers of mica will intensify the color tone of many colors. Just be sure to apply the mica evenly in all areas.

Continue coloring each area of the soap with mica colors until the desired effect is reached. You may also blend mica colors. For example, you can apply a layer of pearl pink mica and apply a layer of pearl blue mica on top of the pearl pink. Have fun experimenting!

Do not use water to clean brush between color changes. Instead, wipe the brush tip repeatedly on a clean sheet of paper towel to remove particles.

Clean brushes with soapy water and allow to air dry once painting project is complete.

How to Stencil on Soap with Mica Powder

Watch the instructional video on how to stencil on soap using powder pigments.

 

Pearl Violet Mica Powder

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, nails, face, soap

$3.85 - 1/2 ounce
Pearl Violet

$27.55 - 4 ounce
Pearl Violet

   Pearl Blue Mica Powder  

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, nails, face, soap

$3.85 - 1/2 ounce
Pearl Blue

$27.55 - 4 ounce
Pearl Blue

Pearl Green Mica Powder

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, nails, face, soap

$3.85 - 1/2 ounce
Pearl Green

$27.55 - 4 ounce
Pearl Green

   Pearl Pink Mica Powder 

  Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for lips, nails, face, soap

$3.85 - 1/2 ounce
Pearl Pink

$27.55 - 4 ounce
Pearl Pink

Click here for INCI information on these powders.

 Sparkle Gold Powdered Pigment

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.95 - 1/2 ounce
Sparkle Gold

$20.00 - 4 ounce
Sparkle Gold

Antique Silver Mica Powder

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.95 - 1/2 ounce
Antique Silver

$20.00 - 4 ounce
Antique Silver

Antique Gold Mica Powder

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.95 - 1/2 ounce
Antique Gold

$20.00 - 4 ounce
Antique Gold

Antique Copper Mica Powder

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.95 - 1/2 ounce
Antique Copper

$20.00 - 4 ounce
Antique Copper

Polished Silver Mica Powder

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.95 - 1/2 ounce
Polished Silver

$20.00 - 4 ounce
Polished Silver

Fine White Sparkle Mica Powder

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.95 - 1/2 ounce
Fine White Sparkle

$20.00 - 4 ounce
Fine White Sparkle

 

 

  Hand painted Calla Lily Lady.
Hand painted with mica powders
using the dry brush technique.

Glitter Red Mica Powder

Not Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$4.10 - 1/2 ounce
Glitter Red Sparkle

$25.65 - 4 ounce
Glitter Red Sparkle

24 Karat Gold Mica Powder

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$4.10 - 1/2 ounce
24 kt. Gold

$25.65 - 4 ounce
24 kt. Gold

Sapphire Mica

Not stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, nails, face, soap

$4.10 - 1/2 ounce
Sapphire Blue

$25.65 - 4 ounce
Sapphire Blue

Bordeaux Mica

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$4.10 - 1/2 ounce
Bordeaux

$25.65 - 4 ounce
Bordeaux


Mineral Oxide Powder Pigment Colors

All of the oxides are non-migrating and stable. They are safe for use in melt & pour, cold/hot process soaps and bath bombs formulas.

Black Oxide Powder Pigment

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.25 - 1/2 ounce
Black Oxide

$9.00 - 4 ounce
Black Oxide

Brown Oxide Powder Pigment

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.25 - 1/2 ounce
Brown Oxide

$9.00 - 4 ounce
Brown Oxide

Orange Oxide Powder Pigment

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.25 - 1/2 ounce
Orange Oxide

$9.00 - 4 ounce
Orange Oxide

Chromium Green Oxide Powder Pigment

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, nails, face, soap

$2.25 - 1/2 ounce
Kelly Green

$9.00 - 4 ounce
Kelly Green

Red Oxide Powder Pigment

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.25 - 1/2 ounce
Red Oxide

$9.00 - 4 ounce
Red Oxide

Ultramarine Blue Powder Pigment

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, nails, face, soap

$2.25 - 1/2 ounce
Ultramarine Blue

$9.00 - 4 ounce
Ultramarine Blue

Ultramarine Violet Powder Pigment

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, nails, face, soap

$2.25 - 1/2 ounce
Ultramarine Violet

$9.00 - 4 ounce
Ultramarine Violet

Yellow Oxide Powder Pigment

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.25 - 1/2 ounce
Yellow Oxide

$9.00 - 4 ounce
Yellow Oxide

White Powder Pigment

Stable in CP, Non-migrating
Safe for eyes, lips, nails, face, soap

$2.25 - 1/2 ounce
Snow White

$9.00 - 4 ounce
Snow White


Neon Bright Color Pigments- Powder Form

Even though these colors are non-toxic, they are not cosmetic safe and should be used for soap only. Non-migrating and stable.

Neon Purple

$4.25 - 1/2 ounce
Bright Neon Purple

 

Neon Blue

$4.25 - 1/2 ounce
Bright Neon Blue

Neon Yellow

$4.25 - 1/2 ounce
Bright Neon Yellow

Neon Green

$4.25 - 1/2 ounce
Bright Neon Green

Neon Orange

$4.25 - 1/2 ounce
Bright Neon Orange

Neon Pink

$4.25 - 1/2 ounce
Bright Neon Pink


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