Natural Indigo Powder: This stunning blue powder is a natural colorant that's extracted from the leaves and stems of the indigo containing plants. Traditionally used in China as a medical remedy more common applications make use of it as a natural dye. Add this colorant to any of your favorite soap projects for a blue just like that of blue jeans. We recommend a usage rate of 1/2 teaspoon indigo per pound of soap. For a darker blue we suggest reconstituting the indigo powder in your lye solution.
Note: Using a palm free cold process recipe will help to achieve a more consistent coloring of the soap.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Baphicacanthus Cusia (Nees) Bremek PowderCommon Name: Natural Indigo
I've tried both ways, adding this powder to my lye solution and adding at trace for cold process soap. All that has resulted is grey soap. Highly disappointed.
I received my Indigo powder today and was so excited to try it out on a column pour, used rose clay, T.D. and activated charcoal for colorants, it all went well until noticed my pretty blue had turned a moss type of green, It does not look bad just not what I wanted! Sigh! Back to the drawing board! Otherwise love all the B.B. products I have purchased thus far.
I used 2 tsp in a 5 lb batch of CP. I used a palm free recipe. The color is awful! It was a horrible gray on top, and after cutting the inside color is a ugly dark gray/green. The longer it cures, the darker green it becomes. I may experiment a little more to see if I can improve the color, but my first impression is not good.
I have been trying color my soaps with mostly natural colorants and I love the blue hue this powder gives. I recently just made blueberry soap with Alkanet root and the Indigo powder. The result is beautiful purple and blue swirls. It looks great! I wanted to also make a blueberry flavored lip balm and was wondering if the Indigo Powder was lip safe? I've seen others use it but haven't been able to get a clear answer.
I purchased this pigment on a whim, and after tweaking it enough to get my now signature mossy green color for my soaps. I can't do without it! The color is so natural and my soaps look fantastic.
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