Our coloured mica named after this beautiful gem is a violet/blue that moves more towards the violet end of the spectrum. Tanzanite is a beautiful gemstone discovered in 1967 by Masai tribesman, Ali Juuyawatu in the hills of Northern Tanzania.
This pigment consists of Mica (an earth mineral), which is blended with Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Manganese Violet & Ultramarine Blue to produce this colour.
This safe and non-toxic blue colour produces a beautiful shimmering and glittering effect and is ideal for colouring lip balms, glosses, lipsticks,
blushers, make-up and creams. It also works well for solid soaps (testing advised in CP soaps first) and fizzy bath bombs. You can even use it for liquid soaps / gels but, as with all powdered pigments, they will sink to the bottom if the consistency is not thick enough. They don't, however, stick to bath surfaces.
EU Regulation: Approved for use in all cosmetics without restriction.
All our Mica Colours and Glitters are sourced ethically, with no use of animal testing or child labour.
How to use
To use in lip or body balms, just add the powder straight to the melted mixture and whisk in thoroughly. You may wish to add more oil to the balm as the powder can have a drying effect.
Alternatively, you can add the colour to some glycerine to form a paste, then add it to your products.
You can add the colour straight to our Base Creams & Lotions
, and it will mix in well as long as you stir in thoroughly.
You can use this gorgeous colour on its own as an eyeshadow.
The dosage to use in your products completely depends on the product you're making. For a tinted lip balm/gloss, you need roughly 5-10 grams of colour per 100g of product. The more you add, the more the colour will transfer. So always add less for a coloured balm that you don't want to transfer onto the skin that much, and more for higher pigmentation.
Mica (C.I.77019), Titanium Dioxide (C.I.77891), Iron Oxide (C.I. 77491),
Tin Oxide (C.I. 77861),Ultramarine Blue (CI. 77007),
Manganese Violet (C.I 77742)
Suitable for vegans.