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Old 05-08-2017, 12:08 AM   #1
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what is the best product to use in a kid soap, food colorant or mica powder


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Food colour isn't FDA approved for use in cosmetics and also a lot of times morphs, bleeds, and stains.


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Mica is the best colorant for soaps.
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MICA! Beautiful in clear soap. I recommend Mad Micas located in FL. They are great, fair and friendly folks Click image for larger version

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Mad Micas has a wonderful selection. Nice stash of colors you ordered! Have fun making beautiful, sparkly & colorful soap. The bars shown in your photo are lovely!
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Has anyone used cake frosting colorants?
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Has anyone used cake frosting colorants?
I expect they'd behave like any other food color. Some disappear entirely, but some morph in interesting ways. I had a teal shade of food coloring turn into the most brilliant purple. I have heard they can stain your wash cloth, though.
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Ty for your help!
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If you are looking for colors without having to order something, check out loose eyeshadow. They are mostly micas and oxides and color CP quite nicely, I imagine they would work fine in m&p.
I went with the cheap .99 powder from the grocery store.
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If you are looking for colors without having to order something, check out loose eyeshadow. They are mostly micas and oxides and color CP quite nicely, I imagine they would work fine in m&p.
I went with the cheap .99 powder from the grocery store.
That wasn't my experience. I tried eyeshadow in CP soap one time when I was traveling and the lye pretty much negated the color altogether. Even the one that seemed like it made a faint color, faded completely before the soap was done curing.

Maybe you used different brands. What I used was the cheapest stuff I could find at WalMart.


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