Potent Purple has been replaced with Blackberry mica.
Potent purple is one of our most distinct mica colors. It is a sophisticated purple that is almost black. In cold and hot process soaps this color can be a trickster. I have used this color many times with the exact same use rate and recipe, and I get varying results each time. Sometimes it will turn the most gorgeous dark smoky amethyst color. Other times it will turn gray. Potent purple does what it wants when it wants!
The absolute best use I have seen for this color is in clear melt and pour to make blackberry embeds. This is the truest blackberry color we have ever seen. This color can be very hard to achieve with color mixing, but Potent purple nails it every time!
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.