If you love the look of glitter on soaps but don't want to use it, Snowflake Sparkle mica is a great and less expensive alternative. Adding Snowflake Sparkle to the tops of soaps will add a glitter effect, but without the potential scratchiness. Another great thing about this mica? It can add sparkle to soaps! If used at about 2 teaspoons per pound of oils in cold and hot process, this mica will give your soaps a subtle shimmer. Used in clear melt and pour the shimmer effect will be much more dramatic. This is a mica that should be in every soaper's arsenal!
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.