We are introducing Trial by Fire Red Mica for cold process soap!
It's premixed and easy to use.
It is a true bright red in cold process soaps.
It makes true red with 2 tsp. per pound of oils.
Perfect for melt and pour and hot process soaps.
It will not bleed or migrate into other colors.
Don't let the color this mica is in the jar fool you. In the jar it looks pink. This is because of a unique mixing process we used to make this red. Add a bit to soap or oils and watch it turn bright red. It's magic!
You will not find a better red than this one anywhere. This is blended in a specialized blending machine in-house at Nurture Soap. We don't sell this blend as a set such as our True Red Trio. After much testing, we have found the ultimate blend that works in soap every single time.
We offer other red sets, but blending micas + pigments it takes to make red can be tricky. Depending on many factors, our Really Red! may migrate. It was the first true red on the market and we're so proud of that, but we knew there was room for improvement. We studied every factor of what it takes to make the perfect red mica. As a result, we have created the true holy grail of red - Trial by Fire Red Mica.
It is very important to start with a white base. Soaping oils that are yellow or green will affect any color. Do not add Titanium Dioxide to whiten the base, as this will make the red more pastel.
Do not use more than 2 teaspoons per pound! You don't need to. This color is a rich red at 1.5 - 2 tsp. per pound. More will make a more brick colored red than using it at the recommended use rate. Using Trial by Fire at 1 tsp. per pound will make a very rich rose color that is quite beautiful as well! 1.5 - 2 tsp. per pound of oils is the perfect use rate in our testing.
We have tested this color with normal use rates in several soaps and have not experienced bleed. However, since it is dye-based, if too much is used we cannot guarantee it will not bleed. At 2 tsp. per pound of oils, it is a perfect and true red.
Trial by Fire is a mica-based pigment. It will need to be blended into your soap well for best results. You may portion off a tablespoon (or so) of your soap making oils and disperse the color before adding it to your soap.
We found that when used at 2 tsp. per pound of oils in CP soap, this red would transfer to a washcloth but once rinsed, came right of the cloth. You may want to test a small amount for staining if you are concerned that this color may stain washcloths.
This color does not migrate at 2 tsp. per pound of oils. Migration is when one color bleeds into the other in soap. We have many samples of this red used against white in cold process soap. Absolutely no migration has occurred. The use rate of testing was 2 tsp. per pound.
I love red. Always been my favorite color. This is a perfect red with no worries about migration. What more could you want?
Love this red for cold process! Would highly recommend for anyone wanting a true red that doesn't turn pink in CP, as long as you use enough. Great product!
Just the tone of red I was looking for, a nice bright red.
Was a bit disappointed...
I was very excited to order this as I am working on my Valentine's collection, I was a bit disappointed that I had to use SO much. It did come out red but after curing it lost some of its punch. I will continue to use it as it is the only one that comes sort of close.
TRIAL BY FIRE RED MICA
Ok, This is truly RED whereas the True Red Mica is not really red! This is a deep beautiful red color and DOES NOT TURN PINK! Remember to use the suggested amount!