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brian0523

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I have mica I was thinking about mixing into my soap.

I'm sure one of you has triend this - does it leave a glittery look on the skin after you use the soap? That would be not good.

Also, can I mix the dry mica into the soap batter, or do I need to mix with oil or water before adding to my batter.

So many ideas - so many questions.

I HATE screwing up a batch, cuz it's like money down the drain, and feels so wasteful and depressing.
 

stepibarra

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Also, can I mix the dry mica into the soap batter, or do I need to mix with oil or water before adding to my batter.

So many ideas - so many questions.

I HATE screwing up a batch, cuz it's like money down the drain, and feels so wasteful and depressing.[/quote]

You didn't say whether you were doing MP or CP, either way I seperate a little soap batch and add and mix really well....
 

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I like to use mica in a swirl, very pretty and I don't notice that it makes me sparkle any more than I usually do! ::sorry, couldn't resist::

And don't feel bad, and certainly not depressed, about screwing up a batch! Some of my biggest learning breakthroughs came about after a super yucko batch. It's all about experimenting.
 

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The mica should rinse off the skin w/o leaving any sparkle.

I have added mica to lotion WANTING to leave sparkle. You have to use a small ton to get it to make you shimmer even w/ a leave on product like lotion.
 

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I have added it at light trace in my soap and havn't noticed any sparkles on me after bathing/showering.
 

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