Discussion in 'Melt & Pour Forum' started by dleonard, May 8, 2017.
what is the best product to use in a kid soap, food colorant or mica powder
Food colour isn't FDA approved for use in cosmetics and also a lot of times morphs, bleeds, and stains.
Mica is the best colorant for soaps.
MICA! Beautiful in clear soap. I recommend Mad Micas located in FL. They are great, fair and friendly folks
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!
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.
Ty for your help!
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.
I used pink and green rimmel brand. Held the color great and was very pretty, too bad it crackled so badly.
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