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DIRECTIONS: Incorporate into a formula, amount as desired. Common use levels are 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per pound of base. Test your final product to ensure optimal performance and no staining. Can also be infused in oils for use in salves, ointments and balms.

Popular Products That Use This Ingredient:
Cold Process Soap. Melt and Pour Soap. Bath Salts, Bath Bombs, Scrubs(minimal as it can stain)


Color: Dark blue denim
Country of Origin: China

Best Used By: One year from date of purchase

INCI:  Indigofera tinctoria

 

 

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Warning:  Has been known to accelerate trace in cp palm recipes

 

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    50 grams In a jar, 100 grams In a bag, 250 grams (appox 1/2 pound) In a bag No free shipping
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Product questions

  • Jodie H
    Oct 21, 2018, 20:46

    Is this cultivated or wild harvested?

    Administrator
    Oct 21, 2018, 20:54

    Hi Jodie
    it is cultivated

  • Kate
    Jul 25, 2018, 05:09

    can this be used in leave-on products such as eyeshadow and if so, what is the best base to use it in? example zinc, rice flour, etc.

    Administrator
    Jul 25, 2018, 08:39

    Hi Kate, I am not aware of it being used in mineral makeup. You might want to try our sapphire gem mica: https://www.soapandmore.com/sapphire-gem-mica.html?category_id=57 We also carry a matte texture base for making mineral makeup: https://www.soapandmore.com/Matte-Texture-Base-for-Eyes-Face.html?category_id=177.

  • Noreen
    Nov 18, 2017, 23:04

    Tried using Indigo powder in CP soap after trace and it didn't dissolve. Does this need water (and not oil) to dissolve?
    Should this be added to the water and sodium hydroxide?
    very disappointed in the results - ;-(

    Administrator
    Nov 22, 2017, 14:04

    Most powder colorants natural or not are better suited to dissolving in water and added at trace.

  • M V
    Jul 20, 2016, 17:31

    What's the INCI for this?

    Indigo Naturalis is used to describe various types of indigo as explained: "A well-known group of Old World plants are the source for the blue powder, the Chinese call qing dai (青黛), including Baphicacavthus cusia, Polygonum tinctorium, Isatis indigotica and Indigofera tinctoria."

    Administrator
    Jul 20, 2016, 19:43

    I do not believe there is an INCI name as it is a plant however the Botanical Name: Baphicacanthus Cusia (Nees) Bremek Powder

  • Kim Chester
    Apr 20, 2016, 20:54

    Will indigo leave a ring in the bath tub if it is used to colour bath salt and bath bombs?

    Administrator
    Apr 21, 2016, 12:53

    Natural colorants do not dissolve as do pigments and little particles remain.  When you add oil to your bath bomb formula the natural colorant remains in the oil and that is the ring you may get in your bath tub.  It also depends on how much color is used.  If you stick to pastel shades this will decrease the color intensity and leave less of a ring.  You can also add 1 to 3 tsp  per 2 cup batch of turkey red castor oil (water based) to avoid the ring.  Regardless the ring will just wipe off and not stain with the natural colors.  

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