Blackberry mica is a sultry dark purple that has flashes of reddish gold throughout. This color is multifaceted and strikingly beautiful. As with most dark purples, this color can be a bit tricky in cold process soaps. At times you may get a rich amethyst color, and other times it may turn smoky gray. We suggest testing this in your recipe in making CP soap to see how it works for you. This color is stunning in melt and pour soap!
CP: Mix 1 part color with 1 part oil then add to soap.
MP: Mix mica in 91% rubbing alcohol then add to soap base.
HP: Add micas toward the end of the cook to retain the most color.
Avoid green and yellow oils. The whiter the base, the brighter the color! Gelling soap makes colors pop. Read our FAQ section for more info on using colors.
Bath Bombs (if safe for use): Use polysorbate 80 when using mica to color bath bombs. This will help disperse the color and prevent a powder ring around the tu
Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, manganese violet
I've used this mica in differing amounts and it always turns out a varying shade of muted black with just a hint of shimmering purple. I really do like it but it wan't what I was expecting.
Makes Cute Blackberry Embeds
I used this in a clear melt and pour base to make blackberry embeds for my cold process soap cupcakes. The color is rich and beautiful in the melt and pour. I have not yet tried in in cold process soaps due to the other reviews / warnings about the color not holding.
This color is beautiful.
I just had a small line in center of soap loaf . I am anxious to have a larger section colored.
blackberry dark purple mica
no matter how much or how little I used--it was very disappointing!! too much and it looks black but when I used less it was grayish. definitely off on the color
'-be sure to use a full tsp of this, because it truly does have a tendency to be a bit gray. maybe add some purple vibrance to it as well.