Botanical Name: Batschia canescens
Alkanet Root Powder is primarily used as a natural dyeing agent, and it imparts a ruby red color to natural fibers, wool, wood, stone, lip balm, lipstick, ointments, salve, soap, lotion, and to tint oils, vinegar, tinctures, varnishes, or wine.
•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.
•In soap, Alkanet Root Powder will yield shades of pink, blue, and purple, depending upon the amount used, types of oil used, and the alkalinity of the soap.
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