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Black Iron Oxide Pigment

Regular price $ 1.50
Regular price Sale price $ 1.50
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Black iron oxide is a fine powdered pigment.  Iron oxides are graded safe for cosmetic use and are produced synthetically in order to avoid the inclusion of impurities normally found in naturally occurring iron oxides including ferrous or ferric oxides, arsenic, lead and other poisonous substances.

"Perfect True black!! Doesn’t turn grey like every other black I’ve used. 10/10 recommend!!"
—Chelsea M. (verified)

A little goes a long way.  Please start with small amounts and slowly increase to avoid over pigmentation.

Fun fact: it's magnetic!

Recommended for:

Stable In SoapSoapCP soap stable
FDA-permitted for eye area useEyesFDA-permitted for eye area use
FDA-permitted for lip area useLipsFDA-permitted for use on lips
FDA-permitted for external use (nails)NailsFDA-permitted for external use
FDA-permitted for external useExternalFDA-permitted for external use
Beautiful in resinResinBeautiful in resin
Great for arts and craftsCraftsGreat for arts & crafts
Not suitableMeltsNot suitable
* NOT RECOMMENDED for bath bombs.
Black Iron Oxide SDS | COA
Product Type
FDA-Permitted for External Use Yes
FDA-Permitted for Eye Area Use Yes
FDA-Permitted for General (Including Lips) Use Yes
Usage Rate CP Soap 1 tsp per pound of oils
Usage Rate MP Soap ⅛ tsp per pound of MP base
Ingredients Pigment black 11 (CI 77499)
  • Sample bags contain approximately one teaspoon.
  • Ultramarines and oxides are recommended for use in oil-based applications.
  • Notes for soap use: when mixing with MP soap, blend in a few drops of glycerin or oil to make a smooth paste to avoid clumps in your soap. White MP base will always create a pastel form of the color due to titanium dioxide in base.
  • Non-Bleeding, Non-Migrating. Stable in high pH

Customer Reviews

Based on 69 reviews
Janet Allen
Black mica

I know everyone has trouble getting black when mixed with white soap base any suggestions on how to make a true black.

The Soapmeiser

I live it! So perfectly dark and once I got the difference betwixt micas and oxides down, 'twas good! Thanks Mad Micas :)

Savonnerie de Mouphy

J'ai tellement acheté de mica noir que j'étais désespérée de trouver une marque qui allait me donner le résultat souhaité. Je l'ai enfin. Un beau noir sans être obligé de mélanger 10 couleurs ensemble. Et que dire de l'effet dans l'eau. Mes clients sont ravis!!!

Eleanor Thorne
works great

Black Iron Oxide is a bit harder to mix into oil than activated charcoal, but I haven't had any fragrances ooze out of the soap during curing like occasionally happens when I use activated charcoal. It's nice to have this black in my arsenal!

Lori Green
Finally A Black That Isn't Grey

Unlike many people on here I don't make soap. I make oil pastels and one of the colors I make is black. I have had trouble in the past getting black to look black once down on the paper. I have tried many different things and then I decided to give Mad Mica's black oxide a try. I am so happy I did. Not only is my black, black, but the price was so good I bought the large instead of just smaller jars. Thank you Mad Mica for all you do. Your customer service is fantastic and the best thing is you can order small samples before investing a ton of money into a color you don't really like. Unfortunatly the more samples I order the more products I want in full. Your company is great.