Alkanet Root Powder
Botanical Name: Batschia canescens
We like to use Alkanet Root Powder as a natural dye perfect for getting that ruby red color for lip balms, lipsticks, creams, ointments, lotions and all your other potions.
DIY Tips and Tricks
Try using Alkanet Root Powder in soap to get a variety of shades of pink, blue and purple.
Simply vary the quantity and type of oils used to make your soap to get the desired color.
Also, for oil based products, infuse oil by placing approximately 1 TBSP in ¼ cup of oil. Shake or stir daily for a few days, then strain out the root. Heat may be used to help speed up the process. Ratio of Alkanet Root Powder to oil will need to be altered according to product being made. Adjust amounts as necessary..