Atomic Orange Mica Powder is a bold orange color. It is a lab created mica based on fluorphlogopite, a synthetic mica formulated to be exceptionally brilliant and bright. It is created to be identical to naturally occurring muscovite mica, yet superior in color intensity.
We have received some reports that this orange can turn yellowish in some recipes. This is something to consider when using this orange in CP. We recommend using this mica in melt and pour.
For best results in cold process, use this color at 2 tsp. per pound of oils and soap at low temperatures to avoid color changes.
Even though it can act funny, we have decided to continue to carry this mica because it is a great alternative for those that do not want to use naturally mined micas. Our most stable and brightest orange colors for cold process are Electric Orange and Neon Orange.
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 tub.
Fluorphlogopite, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide