Glow in the Dark Powders

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Sea Plant created by Ginger of The Blue Bottle Tree

Glow Powders - Perfect for making your own Glow-in-the-Dark polymer clay!!

Ginger recommends 1/2 gram mixed with 1/8 block of clay.  That means one vial will make 2 ounces of clay glow nicely.

You will receive one 4g jar of Glow Powder.  Available in different colors, each sold separately.


Be sure to read the great article by Ginger at The Blue Bottle Tree.  She compares this DIY clay to premade Glow-in-the-Dark clays on the market and she shares how to make your own glowing polymer clay!  She used this same powder to make the Sea Plant pictured above.  While you are there, be sure to sign up for her newsletter and you will love her tutorials!

What makes them glow?

They absorb light that hits them, and store it in their molecular structure by moving electrons to a different orbit. Over time, the electrons fall back to their original orbits and release the energy in the form of light. There are many different compounds that do this, including inorganic sulfides and various aluminates. Our "Glow Powders" are nothing but the pigment itself, all other glow products simply add these pigment to paint/plastic/whatever. 

Are they safe?

All of our glow pigments are considered non-toxic and 100% non-radioactive, but inhalation of ingestion should be avoided because, much like sand, they may cause abrasion damage to internal tissues. They are not approved by the FDA or any other organization.

What do they look like when they aren't in the dark?

Most are white or off-white, if fully charged, they will look a more pale version of their glow color. In paint, they look only very subtly off-white.

Can I make a glowing liquid by mixing them with water?

Unfortunately, no. These pigments are "dry" pigments, not dyes, meaning they will never dissolve, they will simply sink to the bottom unless you're using a very thick fluid. Again, think sand.

How bright are they? How long do they last?

Color: Brightness: Endurance: Particle Size:
Green 10 14+ Hour Dust
Aqua 9 12+ Hour Fine
Blue 7 8+ Hour Fine
Purple 5 6+ Hour Fine