Spraying Mica

Lately I’ve been watching a few videos where mica was sprayed onto the top of soap loaves and fell in love with the results. I mean, what isn’t to like about gold mica on black soap! I had to give it a go.

So, I went looking for as many spray bottles as I could find and away I went only to discover that they didn’t work. They did on YouTube. The demonstrator was using one of the same atomisers I was trying to use but mine wasn’t working!

One squirt if I was lucky, and that was it! Why?

It turned out that the tubes in the atomiser’s were too narrow and the mica blocked the nozzle  almost instantly.

So, now what? Okay after a bit of thinking I found an almost empty liquid cleaner bottle with a trigger and washing it thoroughly decided to try that. 

The best thing about trigger sprayers is that the tubes are usually much larger/wider.

I mixed my gold mica with Isopropyl alcohol and poured it into the sprayer.

Taking a piece of kitchen paper I aimed and sprayed. Voila!! It worked, a lovely gold spray.

So, there you go, for all those who want to spray the tops of their soaps or bath bombs, skip the atomisers, (unless you find one that works), and go for the trigger sprays, they really do work!

 

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