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Cosmo71

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I wanted to share that these Micas from Amazon work well in my beginner soap experience. I didn't know that I would LOVE soaping and didn't want to shell out $100s for colorants when I had already spent so much in molds, oils and fragrance. These micas from amazon have done well for me. Here are my beautiful cuts today, Black rasberry vanilla, Tart green apple and Denim. 20200810_071435.jpg117606140_123774792759451_2589046841005737819_o.jpg20200810_071435.jpg117606140_123774792759451_2589046841005737819_o.jpg
 

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Beautiful! I did check out the link, and it says it is safe for MP soap, and up to 212F. That could mean that some of the colors will morph when used in soap batter with active lye, including CP above the recommended temp, and almost certainly HP. If you were soaping colder than that, hopefully it will be fine bc they do look lovely!
 

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Very pretty! If you are curing your soap on those racks, I'd put a paper or thin cotton towel between the soaps and the metal.
 

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Very pretty! If you are curing your soap on those racks, I'd put a paper or thin cotton towel between the soaps and the metal.
Thank you. I guess I need to do some more research on curing. I thought that curing racks were supposed to be metal so the fragrance doesn't seep out but I do wonder about some metals reacting with the soap. I have added some freezer paper on the racks for the time being.
 

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118614245_3768979736462721_5022846136877976642_o.jpg118614245_3768979736462721_5022846136877976642_o.jpgI got some new micas (the big 99 sample pack from Nuture soap for $139! They send you 100. They are better than my amazon colorants. Shown is Clyde slide with TD, Lime Appeal and Lemon drop (the whole pack of both colors) which should color 1lb of oils. )
 

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Ooooohhh, such pretty soap! And a sample pack with 100 micas? Hmmmm...
 

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