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Sample set of 8 mica colors available in choice of 2 sets, Bright Matte or Shimmer collection. Also known as iron oxide/ pigment / ultramarine powders / sparkle mica / pearlized mica. All US sourced, neutral PH, non-fading, oil soluble. Fine particle size range from 0.3 - 1 micron.
You receive 1 teaspoon by measure estimated 3 grams by weight of each for a total of 8 teaspoons 24 grams in each set.
BRIGHT MATTE MICA SET Includes:
Blue Ultramarine Powder
Brown Iron Oxide Powder
Green Chromium Oxide Powder
Lavender Ultramarine Powder
Pink Ultramarine Powder
Red Iron Oxide Powder
White Titanium Dioxide Powder
Yellow Iron Oxide Powder
* All cosmetic approved safe for your body, yes even eyes, only brown, red and yellow are lip safe.
** We primarily use Bright Matte for our soap production & need very little for beautiful color. We use as little as 1/16 tsp to 1/4 tsp per 2.5 pounds; 0.03%-0.09%. Each sample pack is 1 tsp so you will be able to make quite a bit with the sample set. If your soap produces colored bubbles, you've used too much. All of the powders mix best when blended with an equal portion of carrier oil or glycerin, then add to a small amount of your batch & finally mix throughout the batch. We have learned this through trial and error and glad to share this technique with you so you are satisfied with your first encounter of using these natural colorants. Recommended for use in cold or hot processed and melt and pour bases. Your base and essential or fragrance oils will impact the end result color.
SHIMMER MICA SET Includes:
24 Karat Gold Shimmer Mica
Amethyst Purple Shimmer Mica
Black Shimmer Mica
Bronze Shimmer Mica
Pink Shimmer Mica
Silk Stockings Shimmer Mica
Sterling Silver Shimmer Mica
White Shimmer Mica
* All cosmetic approved safe for body, eye, lip and nail products.
** Shimmer micas are also referred to as sparkle or pearlized mica due to the sheen they produce. This group is most commonly used in making mineral makeup including blush, eye liner or shadow, foundation, lipstick and nail polish.
These are shipped in individual plastic zip lock bags. Store at room temperature in the original bag or any air tight container. Sets are price averaged & pre-packed for quick shipping, NO SUBSTITUTIONS. Larger 1 or 4 ounce quantities available along with other natural colorants of clays and vegetable powders in this shop section. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryFolkSoap?section_id=10494060&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: Can I choose which colors are included in the set?
A: Sorry, no. As stated above "Sets are price averaged & pre-packed for quick shipping, NO SUBSTITUTIONS."
Q: Can I use these for other applications?
A: If you are seeking an ingredient for crafting referenced as mica, mineral oxides /pigments, that's what these are. The difference in is the grade, grain & purity. These are the smallest micron & purest quality since they are cosmetic grade. We cannot provide additional details for use in crafting outside our area of expertise. We know for sure, not good for candles intended for burning, only for candles used for decorative purposes.
Q: Is there a difference between handmade and commercial oxides?
A: All oxides are commercial, beware of claims to be handmade. Oxides are minerals that are mined and processed for purity or lab made of natural components. Colors can be hand blended, but never handmade.
Q: Are these nano or non-nano?
A: Non-nano is a trendy buzz advertising word. A nanometer is simply a unit of measure most commonly used in nanotechnology and biometrics; 1 micron =1,000 nanometers. The FDA regulates cosmetic standards and suppliers MSDS information conforms with current standards of particle size measured in microns not nanometers. As previously stated the particle size of these oxides range from 0.3-1 micron conforming with FDA standards for use in cosmetic products with a classification of fine particle size.