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.
I absolutely love this mica, especially in clear MP soap bases!
Beautiful Snowy White
I was looking for something to whiten my soaps that wasn't Titanium Dioxide. Because of their large selection of micas, Nurture was recommended to me from a Facebook posting. I'm thrilled with not only this mica, but the other micas I purchased from Nurture. This mica was exactly what I was looking for! Nurture has a great turn around time, fast shipping and good quality products. I also tried some of their fragrance oils, two months after making the loaves, the fragrances are still strong. Afternoon Tea is heavenly. I will definitely be buying again!
Winter White Mica
Love it no problems at all
Winter White is amazing I love it! Thanks so much Happy Holidays