Mica, Hot Bubblegum

Mica, Hot Bubblegum

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Hot Bubblegum Mica can really add a blast of colour in Melt and Pour Soap when needed!  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. To keep the colour a brighter in Cold Process Soap use more mica (see the graphics as it does require a lot of pigment and is not the same shade of pink as it is in MP) and do 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 it does require a much stronger concentration.
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 bright, deep shade in clear MP Soap Base and a pastel shade with no shimmer in Melt & Pour Soap Base. The easiest way to incorporate this mica in MP Soap is to moisten it with some Isopropyl Alcohol or glycerine 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.
pH sensitivity:  Slightly unstable in high pH products such as CP Soap as it morphs to a dusky colour. 
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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Mica, Hot Bubblegum
INCI Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide
Ingredients Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide
Cold process soap (stable at high pH) Yes, but does require a very strong concentration. It morphs to a dusky version of pink. See graphic for details.
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
Pigment or Dye Pigment
Scrubs, anhydrous products Yes
Vegan Yes