This color is very stable in cold process soap. As with most green micas, this color may turn a darker brown or murky gray during saponification. If this happens, please wait up to 48 hours for the original green color to return in cold and hot process soaps. The color change will not occur in melt and pour soaps, due to these types of soap having a lower pH.
To use in cold process soap, you may add this color directly to your very thinly traced soap batter and stir with a hand blender. You may also blend with a bit of your soap making oils first, and then add this blend to your soap. Both methods work very well and which one you choose is your preference.
To use this mica in melt and pour soaps, add to a bit of 91% or higher rubbing alcohol first to fully disperse the mica. This will ensure you do not have clumps of color in your MP base.
When preparing for my Christmas soap making this year, I noticed that I had only a few teaspoons of ALPINE GREEN mica left. Afraid that it was going to be sold out quickly I ordered another jar right away as I couldn't image making soap for Christmas without this beautiful mica.
The thing that I love about mica's from Nurture Soap is, that the color you see in the jar is pretty doggone close to what the finished product is in cold process soap (depending on the usage amount--of course.) And Alpine Green is a very good example of just that. It is such a beautiful green with a hint of teal. As you can see in the Lavender Sage picture, the Alpine Green mica complimented the New Leaf mica and purple mica splendidly! Thank you so much Carrie for offering such great micas that stay true to color and are so easy to work with. If you don't have ALPINE GREEN MICA yet, grab a 1-ounce jar now because this is one color you don't want to be without!