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lenarenee

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I have so many fo’s that discolor to dark brown, including cocoa butter and cashmere which I’m soaping next. Often when I use an unscented white swirl, the scented dark brown bleeds into it, which drives me nuts because it makes the bar looks messy.

Does a mica line between layers help?

Any other tips how to work with this?
 

dibbles

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I don’t know if a mica line permanently takes care of the bleeding, but it should slow it. I don’t do many mica lines, so I can’t say from experience. You might also try a mica in oil outline swirl. I would probably make the swirl a tan color so the bleeding would be kind of an ombre effect.
 

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Try this technique, it should stop the bleeding. Also you can get some vanilla color stabilizer to mix with your FO's.
 

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