Carrie, the owner of Nurture Soap, loves the Cheshire Cat. He is by far her favorite character from Alice in Wonderland. The Cheshire Cat reminds us that life is a myriad of juxtapositions.
This mica is purple in juxtaposition with red, created a deep violet hue that resembles the dark purple stripes of the Cheshire Cat. In soap, it becomes a deep brilliant purple that outshines almost all other purples. From its contrast comes a beautiful, bold purple clarity.
“To begin with,” said the Cat, “a dog’s not mad. You grant that?”
“I suppose so,” said Alice.
“Well, then,” the Cat went on, “you see a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags it’s tail when it’s pleased. Now I growl when I’m pleased, and wag my tail when I’m angry. Therefore I’m mad.”
“I call it purring, not growling,” said Alice.
“Call it what you like,” said the Cat.
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.
Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, manganese violet