10/09/2018 - Our current batch of Orange Vibrance starting with lot #650306 is slightly lighter than previous batches. In our testing, this mica made a true intense orange in soap.
Orange Vibrance mica is one of our most tried and true colors. It is the most dependable orange mica for soap we have found. It is an orange that is yellow in tone and produces a true orange color in cold and hot process and melt and pour soaps.
Working with any orange can be tricky with soaps. For best result with this and any orange mica, soap cool and don't let your soaps get too hot. Heat seems to have a negative effect on orange making fade or peach in color. Orange micas also need a slightly higher usage rate than other colors. For best results use 2 teaspoons per pound of oils, or even more to achieve the depth of color you like.
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.