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!
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, manganese violet, iron oxide