The B-E-S-T!Looking for red that performs well in CP soap? This is it! The best of the best, as always from Nurture Soap. I love this company. - Beth
This is My Red Obsession Mica. I was literally obsessed with finding the perfect red mica color. One that would not bleed, migrate, stain washcloths, turn pink, had no dyes and acted dependably.
Other names could have been 49 tries, 100mph, and seeing red. Why? Because that's how it was. I made 49 red blends and tested them in CP soap before choosing this one. I was moving so fast I couldn't think straight, and I saw red everywhere! Driving down the road I would see a red car and think "I want that color!" I even wore red shirts for inspiration.
When I was finally done, I made a loaf of soap with this color and just stared at it. My red-loving heart swelled with pride.
Since this is a custom mica blend, it will not be as bright red as a pigment made with dyes. To brighten this red, you may add a touch of our Really Red! pigment powder. We think this color is plenty red enough and bright on its own!
Because this red contains no dyes or color additives that need certification, it is safe for all types of products including body butter, eyeshadow, lotions, bath bombs, etc!
Depending on use rate, you could get ever-so-slightly pink suds but it will not stain or bleed into other colors. It plays nice. It's a nice well-behaved red. It's the Holy grail of red. This red is my baby. I hope you love it as much as I do!
This isn’t a bright tomato red - more of a reddish - burgundy colour. Not quite as dark as red wine - just a nice deep rich red. I love that this is a mica - so it dissolves into your oils easily. Unlike Really Red powder - which I also buy and use a lot - this doesn’t bleed into white soap that surrounds it. If you don’t gel your soap it can get a bit dark - almost a brick red - but most of the time it plays nice and leaves a gorgeous deep red. In the photo I’ve used it in the melt and pour embed, and also swirled into pink soap.
Love the color! arrived quickly! Thank you.
Very pleased with this darker red mica!
In preparation for my Christmas soap making marathon I purchased several red micas from Nurture Soap and My Red Obsession was one of them. I used it with Alpine Green and Sahara Gold and I was very pleased as it has a slightly darker tone than the Really Red mica that I was hoping for. Looking forward to using it again in another soaping project.