Candy Apple Red Nature Identical Mica is a brilliant red color that is very highly pigmented and bright. This makes an amazingly bright red in clear melt and pour soaps!
Candy Apple Red will fade to a more pink hue in cold process soap and will not remain true red. For a true red mica in cold process try our Really Red!
Our Nature Identical micas are based on lab-made fluorphlogopite. Fluorphlogopite is made to be nature-identical to naturally mined mica. While naturally mined mica has a yellow tint to it, lab created micas are clear like glass and are formulated to be much more vibrant and vivid than natural mica powders.
Nature Identical micas are also an ideal choice when labor in mines is a concern. Nurture Soap is dedicated to selling 100% ethically sourced products.
Our Nature Identical Mica range were formerly called Crystal Micas.
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. To use in bath bombs polysorbate 80 must be used. Use polysorbate at half your oils. For example, if you use three teaspoons of carrier oils, now use 3 tsp of oils and 1.5 tsp. of poly 80. If your bath bombs are too wet, decrease the amount of poly and carriers oil by the same ratio. The addition of polysorbate will prevent staining or a mica powder ring around the tub.