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OH, Mad Micas how you make a soaper’s heart aflutter when you give us products we adore. We all love our glitter, the sparkle, the glitz the little something extra they provide to that soap, bath bomb, lotion. What we don’t like is the tendency for Body safe glitter to spread like herpes and wind up making us look like we just left the stage on amateur night at the local club. Then you swoop in with your brilliance and give us Fairy Dusters!!
These beautiful containers of glitter are delivered with the smallest puff of air directly into or onto the product where we want it and only where we want! No more strobe light effects in the air of the room from trying to gently tap the glitter off of the small spoon to see if fly randomly like fireflies through the air only a small amount going where we wish. Want just a hint on the peak of a frosting spot, not a problem, turn the directional nozzle, squeeze and poof perfect application! Even better you can refill these bottles so no need to toss and start over unless of course, you want. Save money by buying the complete collection and never having to choose just one or two options again.
If you have never tried Mad Micas they are definitely on the top of the places I trust list for my bath and body products.
Spring has sprung! Finally, and with it, all the breathtaking colors of the rainbow have sprouted from their winter hibernation to dot landscapes and front yards with all of their glorious hues! My favorite time of year to make soap because bright colors are the driving force behind spring/summer purchases, the brighter the better it seems. For coloring my products I have tried a ton of places but Mad Micas has never failed to make my soaps or bath bombs gorgeous!
Whether I am swirling in the pot, doing a staggered pour, or simply in the mold design, they come through with their shades that go from the deepest rose pink to the brightest sunshine yellow and make my soaps eye-catching in any setting. If you are looking for a few bright colors their collections get you a bright array of choices in various container sizes for you to try out or put to long term staples in your colorant shelf.
The Brilliant Micas Collection features 7 of their most beautiful pops of color and comes from sample bags to 4-ounce containers for that hardcore soaper who is all about attention-grabbing design and color.
- Bright Yellow Raincoat
- Pow! Pow! Purple
- The Maniacal Pea
- Tangerine Dream
Each color has been tested in CP soaps to be stable for use. Keep in mind oil color will affect the color of your micas so if you have a greener olive oil in your mix the color may shift slightly to a darker tone.
Even better is they offer so much more than simply micas. They carry everything you need for resin molding, glitters, lake dyes, pigments, liquid colors and too much more to list!
*I am an affiliate of MadMicas and do make money off of the purchase through my links as such. My reviews are always honest and I would never promote a product I personally did not use in my products or did not trust to use in my products*
There are many ways to color soaps from liquids to gels, micas to herb based. Everyone has their way to color their products. The best part about it is when making loaf soap, like shown above you will not get the same pattern every single time. That is the beauty of it for me. Each piece is different from the next regardless of how you colored it, or which technique used. Each piece is its own work of art if you will. But the important thing is using colorants that are designed to be used in soaps and other cosmetics. FOOD COLOR IS NOT A COLORANT, NOR IS MELTING CRAYONS. I cannot stress those 2 things enough. While our colorants must be FDC compliant they are not the same as things you would use to color food items. Also glitters must be body safe and not the glitter you would use for a picture or an art project. When choosing colorants always make sure they are approved for use in the country you are selling your product. You will find colorants approved for use here may not be approved for use in other countries and vice versa.
Colorants can be found in many online co-op groups, purchased at many hobby stores when wanting small quantities, but be sure they are approved for use in HP or CP soap and not just designed to be used in Melt and Pour soap bases, there is a difference!
I have a couple of places I purchase my colorants from that I trust:
Offering everything from colorants for all types of soap to body safe micro glitters, molds, resin supplies to cast your own molds. Mad micas is a great place to start finding what you want to use in the coloring of your products. Great customer service, quick turnaround and I love the fact that they send treats to every customer,
Another top rated colorant company with every color of the rainbow and in between. Quality is excellent, easy to blend and use in any soap product. But they also carry so many other things to make your journey into soap making a fun one.
So whether you want to do one color or 20 you can find them if you know where to look. Watch YouTube for great ideas and inspirations on ways to get unique color shifts and swirls in your soaps. Soon you will be coloring like it is second nature and trying to come up with your own unique technique that everyone will want to learn.
Have fun, be safe, make soap!!