Winter White Mica Powder is a bright white color that works wonderfully in soaps. It is a lab created mica based on fluorphlogopite, a synthetic mica formulated to be exceptionally brilliant and bright. It is created to be identical to naturally occurring muscovite mica, yet superior in color intensity.
This can be used as an alternative to Titanium Dioxide. The samples shown in our pictures are typical use rates of 1 tsp. per pound which is not enough to significantly whiten soap.
To use as an alternative to titanium dioxide 3 tsp. of Winter White mica should be used per pound of oils.This will result in a much brighter white and there is no speckling as titanium dioxide can sometimes do.
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.
This mica is amazing! Blends in effortlessly and virtually replaces the need for TD. So much easier to deal with, reliable and consistent batch after batch. My only regret is not buying this magical stuff sooner!
It works well for a warmer white and I no longer see the lumps that I would get from titanium dioxide. See Mama Odie soap below.
This mica is very easy to work in, you don't need extra water to hydrate it like TD and there are no clumps. It gets CP soap fairly white, but not near as white as I can get with TD. The sample picture is pretty true to color. I'll try again with more mica.
I like this mica colorant. I have used it for several batches of CP soap and get an even white color without the hassle of titanium dioxide streaks and clumps. I will definitely purchase again.
Best white...no more TD for me!
I used to use TD to get the white color I wanted, but then I tried the Winter White mica. It blends so perfectly, no clumping like TD, and it makes such a pristine white! Totally in love with it and it’s the only white I buy now!