Velvet Pearl mica is a low shimmer white that will be a matte white in cold and hot process soaps. It is a great color to use when rather plain and low-sparkle white is needed. It truly is the color of pearls. It can also be used in place of titanium dioxide, but the result will not be nearly as white as plain TD. In clear melt and pour this an ideal replacement for TD when a hint of shimmer is desired.
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.