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Newbie question: How do you get the colors ready? do you use alcohol and mix the mica with it? or take a little of your MP and once melted mix with it in a little cup? And is it the same process if you use powdered Mica or blocks? Thanks!!
 

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I mix it with a little alcohol for M&P soap base.
 

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I pre-mix all of my micas in glycerin so I can use them with any soap
 

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At What rate do you mix it? Can you mix and save for later? Say i have 1oz and i want to mix it in a bottle?
 

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Yes, you can save it - I have bottles that are over a year old. Each vendor has different recommendations. Also, lighter colors for me need to require more colorant. I use 4 oz Wilton bottles; I use a heavy tsp of mica per bottle. I find I have to add more to the light yellows and golds.
 

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