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A Mad Micas Uncharted Color™

Heliotrope Purple Mica

Heliotrope Purple Mica

Uncharted Colors™ are painstakingly created and tested in our lab by our in-house colorists. They are available only from Mad Micas and authorized resellers.

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The custom manufacturing process of these exclusive colors may result in slight variations from lot to lot.

Uncharted Colors Presents:
Uncharted Colors

In 1771 Joseph de Jussieu, the naturalist who introduced to Europe one of the most popular colors and fragrances of the era, disappeared into his home for the final time. He would publish nothing and go nowhere until his death eight years later, in 1779.

A French doctor and avid botanist, in 1735 Jussieu had traveled with a scientific expedition to Peru, his education and interests well suiting him to fulfil the roles of both physician and naturalist. While in the Peruvian Andes, Jussieu discovered a beautiful and fragrant plant whose flowers would turn to face the sun as the day progressed: heliotrope, from the Greek words “helios” (sun) and “trepein” (to turn).

Jussieu introduced heliotrope to Europe in 1751 where it quickly became immensely popular. Jussieu though, still in Peru due to a lack of money, his work as a physician, and his compulsion to explore, would himself not return home until 20 years after heliotrope’s arrival on the continent.

In 1771 when he at last returned to France, he learned that most of his discoveries had been either lost at sea or stolen. His scientific papers, left in Lima for safety, were destroyed when their custodian died. Jussieu’s mental condition, already taxed after his years in South America, deteriorated drastically, culminating in a deep depression and self-imposed exile.

Yet the impact of his contribution to fashion and fragrance would continue to grow, making magical, deeply fragrant (described by many as smelling like cherry pie) additions to gardens all over the world.

Our newest Uncharted Color, inspired by these complex yet delicate flowers, will help guide any project towards the sunlight.

Learn about planting heliotrope!


Ingredients | FDA Info | SDS

Product Type
FDA-Permitted for External Use Yes
FDA-Permitted for Eye Area Use Yes
FDA-Permitted for General (Including Lips) Use Yes
FDA-Permitted for Bath Bombs Use Yes
Particle Size 10–60 μm
Ingredients Mica, titanium dioxide, manganese violet , tin oxide, iron oxide


Usage Rate in Soap

Cold process soap 1-2 tsp per lb. of oils OR 2½-3 g per pound of batter
Melt & pour soap ½ tsp per lb. of MP base
NOTE: White MP base will always create a pastel form of the color due to titanium dioxide in base.

Ethical, Cruelty-Free, Vegan

Mad Micas is committed to holding ourselves and our suppliers to the highest ethical standards. We have established a strict set of guiding principles that govern our actions and our supply lines that are rigid and non-negotiable.

Animal Cruelty Statement

  • Mad Micas has never tested any of our products or their individual ingredients/raw materials on animals and we never will.
  • Mad Micas will never purchase from any supplier or manufacturer whom we know to participate in any form of animal testing or cruelty.
  • Mad Micas suppliers certify to us that no raw material used in the production of mica or other products we purchase from them has been tested on animals.

Vegan Statement

  • All products we buy, sell or give away are 100% vegan. This includes refusing to carry any products colored using carmine.

Supply Line Ethics and Child Labor Statement

  • Mad Micas sources exclusively from ethical supply lines.
  • Mad Micas requires declarations from all suppliers stating that no minors participate in mining, factory work, transportation or any other process involved in the production of anything we carry.
  • Mad Micas will not source product from areas (for example, mica from India) in which there have been documented ethical transgressions.
  • The Mad Micas transport supply chain consists exclusively of major carriers like FedEx, UPS, and DHL and thus is free of forced or child labor.

Additional questions about our standards and practices should be directed to our office via phone or email.

Download a printable version of the Mad Micas Ethics Statement.

Large Volume Purchases

5- and 10-pound sizes come in bags, not in jars or buckets, in order to help reduce plastic use and our carbon footprint.

Need larger quantities? Mad Micas offers aggressive discounts on large quantities of all colorants we manufacture, and we reserve customer-specific racking in our warehouse for our large volume clients to help smooth supply chain ripples.

Talk to us and find out how we can make your color life better AND easier.

Trademark Information

The name of this product, as well as the name Uncharted Colors™, is trademarked by Mad Oils, Inc d/b/a Mad Micas.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
Absolutely beautiful

This is a great purple not to light nor dark. I used it in my passionfruit Soda soap


This color is absolutely gorgeous! It is a strong, lush purple and looks amazing in resin. I used it in these bottle openers and it really set off the glitter nicely.

Anabell bates
Magical Color

It's simple beautiful. It's a must on your ingredient list!


I used this in my lavender soap love the color