Best RED EVER!I love making custom reds in soap, AND with this red, no recipe necessary. There is a perfect red, not too pink, not too brick, but perfectly bright red - what I call a Christmas red - that this mica nail it! It's my new favorite red. Thank you! Thank you, Carrie for taking all the time to research, test and make the best red mica ever! - Bee
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 of oils (a great use rate for red). 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 or migration. It's a perfect, true red every time.
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.
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.
We discovered a small recipe tweak that makes Trial by Fire even brighter! Batches 330666 (beginning 12/16/19) and after contain the formulation change. The ingredients deck and use rate did not change.
Definitely looks an interesting brick pink in the packaging-- but watching the mica swirl into a fiery true red in my soap batter was incredibly satisfying! Soaps like a dream, and the color is absolutely a joy to behold. I was already ecstatic when Nurture came out with Really! Red Pigment-- but now, to have a color that won't bleed or migrate is a dream come true. Thank you Nurture soaps!!
This is a gorgeous red. I am very pleased with the color.
Fantastic red in cold process!
This is another one of several micas a friend gave me to help with the street ministry. I'm a huge fan of NS Really Red but all the hype is this is even better. It did not disappoint! This is gelled and used at 2t per pound of oils.
Very Nice Red
This makes a really pretty red. Was easy to use and blend.
It's a rich, rose red, I think. It didn't stain or transfer and the lather isn't a super weird color like mica sometimes makes it. My crappy photo really doesn't do it justice.