Bluebell is a very interesting purple blue mica that looks great in soaps! It is a two-tone mica created to be blue with a distinctive purple sheen. Looking at this color from one angle you will see blue, but look at it from a different angle you will see subtle and beautiful purple undertones. This color really shines in melt and pour, but looks great in cold process, too! In cold process this color will be more matter with less of the purple sheen.
Recommended use rate in cold and hot process soap is 1 tsp. per pound of oils. For melt and pour, the recommended use rate is .5 tsp. per pound of base.
We cannot recommend our green and blue micas for bath bombs, since the color additives contained in them (chromium oxide green and ultramarine blue) are not approved by the FDA for use on lips or other mucous membranes. Although bath products have historically been considered externally applied cosmetics, bath bombs are different because the product is put in the bath and there is prolonged exposure to mucous membranes. We have personally clarified this information with the Director of the Color Certification Branch of the FDA. Have questions? Contact Us. You can read more about color additive safety regulations here: FDA Color Tables