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Old 11-02-2016, 03:27 PM   #11
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Thank you to everyone for the replies! This is really helpful. Yes, I'm doing Melt and Pour so I will have lots of time to test. I'm planning on mixing a Shea MP with Honey MP so I'm expecting it to be a sort of pale yellow opaque color. I had no idea that they made glitter just for soap, with all my searches on amazon I was only coming up with edible. Good to know. I will also look into the micah. I think it should be relatively easy.. planning to mix the 2 MPs, add the essential oils and some vanilla fragrance, and then the gold in some capacity. Keep the suggestions coming if you have them!


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Old 11-02-2016, 05:26 PM   #12
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You have a vanilla fragrance oil? Suitable for soap?

Many vanilla fragrances discolor even melt and pour soap brown - but with the gold mica sprinkled on top, that will still be very suitable. Maybe test a small batch first and see how you like before committing to the vanilla.

Our Michael's carries a skin safe gold glitter, maybe yours does too (If you don't have time for waiting for a Nurture order to arrive). However, Nurture is a top notch company with the best quality!

Enjoy the process - you sound so excited!


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Old 11-03-2016, 05:03 PM   #13
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I'm very excited!! Lol.

The Vanilla is actually an essential oil from Scential Health. I'm a doTERRA advocate, but we don't carry vanilla and I don't want to use a synthetic oil so I found this on Amazon. I'm not sure how it will turn out, but it's not expensive so I'm gonna give it a shot.

I will definitely check out Michaels, thanks!
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Old 11-03-2016, 06:38 PM   #14
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Ok, I've ordered the gold glitter from Nurture Soap. Can anyone who has used this type of thing before give me insight on how it will break down with the soap?

Curiosity struck me after ordering, and I'm wondering if it will stick to people when they use the soap, or if it will wash down the drain cleanly.

Thanks! (newbie and full of "probably" silly questions)
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Old 11-05-2016, 12:34 PM   #15
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Curious on that myself....my micas wash off cleanly but they are not glitter! Regardless of other answers, please post your experiences so we have a wider base to draw from. Good luck!
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:57 PM   #16
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I've used real 24K edible gold flakes. It's very nice & elegant. Here's a photo:
I recommend this only if you really want to impress someone!
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I'm very excited!! Lol.

The Vanilla is actually an essential oil from Scential Health. I'm a doTERRA advocate, but we don't carry vanilla and I don't want to use a synthetic oil so I found this on Amazon. I'm not sure how it will turn out, but it's not expensive so I'm gonna give it a shot.

I will definitely check out Michaels, thanks!
Might want to read the reviews for the vanilla 'essential oil' you ordered and also check out this link http://www.lgbotanicals.com/Vanilla-...l#.Vvc9F-IrJD8
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We use REAL 24K Gold leaf in our Soaps, works and looks fantastic when using clear soap base and give it a very high perceived value since it is real 24K Gold
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I've learned to love mica and highly recommend Mad Oils for micas and FOs. They have a variety of gold micas.
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Probably my comment is too old now, but the best I have found is 24k gold mica from natures garden.

Don't put anything sugar in your soaps! Or anything sugar base, not only it can change the color of your soap overtime, but it will attract ants!


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