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Do they work good for goat milk soap? I have one that seems like it starts out a pretty purple or something and ends up ugly brown. If they stayed even close to the color they start with I would LOVE to get some. I don't know enough about how they react to order any, so advice is appreciated!
 

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I used 22 grams of buttermilk in a 1700 gram total batch in this soap with Steph's Micas & More Cosmic Purple, Glitzty Green Neon and Bodacious Blue (another neon). The purple remained true to its expected shade, but of course 22 grams of buttermilk is only about 1.3%. That's all I used because after using masterbatch solution and dissolving sugar and salt in the remaining water, there wasn't that much liquid allowed in my 40% lye concentration. But this soap did gel, so that does assist in the intensity of the colors. If you don't gel your GM soaps, I would not expect such intense colors.

I have not yet colored GM soap, as I only made it once and wanted to see it's natural color first.

 

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Do they work good for goat milk soap? I have one that seems like it starts out a pretty purple or something and ends up ugly brown. If they stayed even close to the color they start with I would LOVE to get some. I don't know enough about how they react to order any, so advice is appreciated!
It's not the goat milk part of the soap, it's the lye. Lye is a monster! I've never used this particular vendor, but she does note that they are "stable in CP". I like Brambleberry, Nature and TKB Colors b/c they have pictures of the color in CP soap. Generally speaking, you need to buy your colors from a soap supplier b/c a lot of colors just don't behave in soap. Particularly anything with blue in it - meaning blue, green and purple.

ETA TKB Trading, not colors.
 
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Are the micas oil or water soluble? I looked at a couple, but I didn't see it noted.
 

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I pre-soak them in oil from the soap recipe or glycerin. Both work very well. I have not tried pre-soaking in water.
 

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Thanks Dixie, I may just have to get a small amount and give it a try anyway. Earlene, that is awesome soap! Do you get colored bubbles with that much color?
 

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Thanks Dixie, I may just have to get a small amount and give it a try anyway. Earlene, that is awesome soap! Do you get colored bubbles with that much color?
No, lovinglife, the bubbles are clear and without color.

If I remember correctly, the only time I got colored bubbles was with a rebatch I did recently where I added AC to get a black soap. The lather is a bit on the grey side, as are the bubbles.
 

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I used 22 grams of buttermilk in a 1700 gram total batch in this soap with Steph's Micas & More Cosmic Purple, Glitzty Green Neon and Bodacious Blue (another neon). The purple remained true to its expected shade, but of course 22 grams of buttermilk is only about 1.3%. That's all I used because after using masterbatch solution and dissolving sugar and salt in the remaining water, there wasn't that much liquid allowed in my 40% lye concentration. But this soap did gel, so that does assist in the intensity of the colors. If you don't gel your GM soaps, I would not expect such intense colors.

I have not yet colored GM soap, as I only made it once and wanted to see it's natural color first.

Beautiful!!! What EO/FO is it?
 

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