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Underwhelming and not worth the trouble

The powder is fine and disperses well, but like many of the soapers here, I struggle with achieving the blues of my dreams. As a concept, using indigo powder (or any organic colorant) seemed so cool, but it doesn't go very far, and the results are always somewhat subdued. I think I'll be sticking to ultramarines and micas.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
It is definitely difficult to get a deep and true blue with the Natural Indigo Powder. Natural colorants in general are tricker to use though you may find some information in our Natural Colorant Rainbow Cold Process Soap tutorial. The Ultramarines are also a great alternative but for another natural blue you may be happier with the Jagua Blue Extract.

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Not blue, period.

After EIGHT different batches with it - HP, CP, added at trace, added after cook, added to lye water, added to boiling lye water, different oil recipes - it is very obvious that THIS DOES NOT MAKE BLUE SOAP. Beautiful grays, yes. Lavender, perhaps. But not blue. Not by anyone's definition. Do not get your hope's up.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
The Natural Indigo Powder definitely does make more of a gray blue, you can see an example picture above. To achieve that color in cold process soap we used 2 teaspoons of dispersed Indigo Powder in 0.6 pounds of soap so if you add more indigo you should be able to get that darker blue type color you are looking for. Also, the soap tends to cure darker blue over time, that beautiful dark blue in the sample soap was after about 5 months. If you're looking for a brighter blue you may prefer Ultramarine Blue Pigment.

Verified Purchase

This is the best indigo I have tried. It makes a blue jean blue when added to the lye mixture. It makes a perfect gray when added to the soap batter at trace. Then it makes a soft baby blue when mixed with some olive oil and added to my batter at room temperature. So many different ways to get blues from this one product I love it!

strong smell

Though I am pleased with the color of my soap (I added the powder to the lye solution and let the soap go through gel phase) I'm very disappointed with the fact that this powder completely masks the bubble gum fragrance I added. Two days after cutting the soap, it didn't smell anything like the Bubblegum FO I used. When I opened the indigo powder jar and smelled it was exactly like the smell of my soap. There should be a warning on the label that this can happen. My son is so disappointed because he wanted to give some Bubblegum soap to his friends. Though I like how the color turned out, I don't think I will use this again since I don't know how it will affect the scent of my soap

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Indigo Pwd

I used this and put in with my oils. I also gelled my soap. It is medium granite gray - interesting but definitely not blue. I would only use again if I didn't mind having a gray color in my soap. I think one should just be aware this is a finicky colorant.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Janet! I'm sorry you had that trouble! We love the Natural Indigo Powder though it definitely does turn more gray than blue if added to your oils. For a darker, more apparent blue we suggest reconstituting the indigo powder in your lye solution. If you're looking for an even bright blue you may prefer the Ultramarine Blue Pigment which is more of a lapis blue.