I am posting here rather than on some other larger soap forum because I swear there are some colorants that everyone else can CP that just can't take the gel of a REAL gm soap. I am in coloring he** right now! I just made 3 loaves of plumeria using the MMS grape colorant. I made a triple layer using less colors on each I was going for purple. Those of you who are in the swap will get my speckly orange and purple energy bar - that was done with annato for the orange and the MMS grape for the purple - but the grape didn't mix in too well obviously. So I mixed the grape really well with some glycerine before using this time and of course it totally disappeared when I Added it to the soap, just like it had before in the energy (which is why I didn't see it wasn't blended well). BB Plumeria heats up like no other and went full on dark brown hot gel in no time. I soaped VERY cool RT and there was no stopping that baby from going into gel! Well the layers were so cool but are this sagey blue green which doesn't go with plumeria at all... Next bomb. BB sleeping angels. Did this fo on the advice of Barb and it is lovely. I added BB blue micah (it's a bright almost turqoisey blue). Morphed into this weird pink color - maybe it will return after the gel, who knows. I had used three different blue micas and this was one in my Soap by the sea - it came out with 2 shades of blue swirls so maybe this is the one that disappeared? Anyway this is my saga! I've had shamrock and blue micas freak out on me and the labcolor liquid pinks and reds - well the only way I can make them stay is to make sure the soap doesn't gel which sometimes requires refrigeration and using full water which means cutting in 3 days or something. And sometimes I've taked them out of the fridge and they heat up anyway! I've read somewhere that some colors NEED to gel to be consistent, go figure! I just missed the craftserved Coop on TKB mica's, but I've seen some cool stuff done with them. Anyone use them in thier GM soaps? I want some bright popping colors for summer and I'm just not happy with the results with BB colors.