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 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.
I'm starting to experiment more with natural colorants, and this powder made an excellent blueberry color for my blueberry soap! In truth, I didn't measure and didn't mix with oil or lye solution. In a hot process batch, I just sprinkled a bunch on as it was cooking and kept mixing it in as it cooked, and I got a wonderful gray/purple/blue color that looks just like blueberry yogurt!
I am updating my review after cutting my CP soap.
Although my soap came out more gray than I thought it would, its not bad. I put the indigo in my lye water. Next time I will put it in the oils first.
I really like to use natural colorants and blue is one that is hard to get. This produces a beautiful blue that can be varied a lot by how much you add to your soap. A little goes a long way.
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