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A Mad Micas Uncharted Color™

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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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!

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
Works in wax meltsMeltsWorks in wax melts
* Bath bombs fall under "Lips."
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
Usage Rate CP Soap 2 tsp per lb of oils
Usage Rate MP Soap ½ tsp lb of MP base
Ingredients Mica (CI 77019), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), manganese violet (CI 77742), tin oxide (CI 77861), iron oxide (CI 77492)
  • Usage rates can be varied to lighten or darken hue. Listed amounts create bright colors with no colored suds.
  • White MP base will always create a pastel form of the color due to titanium dioxide in base.
  • For mica-specific information not available on this page, please consult provided data sheets.
  • Larger sizes are available. Please email for pricing and information.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Tammy Campbell
Beautiful Color!!

I love this purple it is absolutely gorgeous!

Samantha Baxter-Beeston

These new uncharted colors are so amazing and so much depth to them! I love how rich Helitorpe is in particular!

Vicki Miller
Gorgeous color!

Love the color! Can’t wait to start my tarts.

Love this purple

Works great in my bath products and for coloring bath salts. Lovely deep purple with interesting variations.

Kitty Richards
Can't wait to use it!

The color is absolutely gorgeous and so vivid! Can't wait to try it out in my sweet darkness soap 🥰