Orchid purple mica pops with color! It is just a bit more subdued than our Purple Vibrance mica. It is a very dependable purple that works brilliantly in cold process and hot process soaps. If you are looking for a purple that will not change color or give you unexpected surprises in soaps, you must try this! Many purples can morph in soap, but Orchid purple behaves beautifully.
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.