there are many options when it comes to coloring your homemade SOAP. Artificial are often most vibrant of natural dyes, but many people like the idea of using natural ingredients in your SOAP.
there are also concerns of security with some artificial dyes, and can have some effects not foreseen in the final product of SOAP. If you decide to use natural dyes to your SOAP, there are endless possibilities to choose from, and almost any shade you wish to give your SOAP.
many of the natural materials that can be used to color SOAP can be found in the kitchen, or the local supermarket, and many are already used for food products and drugs of color.
these dyes can be removed easily for fruits, vegetables, spices and even the morning coffee.
for example, beets will result in a dye that is purple bright and depending on how it is used, its pale color SOAP will be pink to deep red. To make dye, cut the beets in half-inch slices and boil three cups of slices of beet in two cups of water.
red onions produce a red dye which will turn your SOAP of reddish brown; to make the dye that will use only the skin, so the onion can be used for cooking more afternoon.
delete the more outer layers of the dry skin and the first wet coat; boil two cups of skins in three cups of water.
red cabbage, curiously, produces a dark blue dye, which can be used to color a cake of SOAP to deep blue.
crush a head of cabbage and boil two cups of water until the cabbage if same is pale blue.
if dye get using these methods is not concentrated enough for your taste, simply boil the mixture more to evaporate more water.
make sure drain fluid through a gauze pad before use, to ensure that any plant material should be deleted.
normally, will add its home dye on the trace, or when hand-milling a batch of cold process SOAP.
you can use spices to dye SOAP as well, but the dye must be oil rather than water-based.
making a dye-based spice oil consists of three simple steps. First, mix two teaspoons of spice with two tablespoons of oil. Soak the spices in oil for a while.
then heat the mixture of oil and spices in the microwave for a minute or two. Finally, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or a coffee filter, to remove particles of spices, and left it with a dye-based oil that retains the color of the Spice that uses. Here is a list of some common based on food, homemade dyes and colors give up in your SOAP. (Always dye test before use, to avoid unexpected results in the final SOAP product.)
– half green
oAlkanet – purple intense blue silence
oBeet root – off pink to red
oGround calendula petals – oCarrots
yellow – yellow orange
oGround Chamomile – amarillo-beige
oChlorophyll – half green
oCinnamon – tan to Brown (may be irritating)
oCloves – brown powder – Red
oCocoa – brown powder
oCoffee – Brown to black
oComfrey root – Brown Milky light
oCucumber – bright green
oCurry powder – oElderberries
yellow – (light brown) steep in lye solution)
oHenna, Earth – green olive, green, brownish, greenish Brown
oIndigo root – deep blues (stainable) grains of oJojoba
– come in many colors and are Exfoliating oKaolin
clay – white
red oKelp/algae – green
oMadder root – purple to oMilk
free (goat or cow) – tan to Brown Depending on sugar and fat content
oMoroccan red light peach clay – brick red
oPaprika – salmon (can be irritating)
oPoppy seeds – blue-grey to black spots
oPumice, Earth – grey (also Exfoliating) oPumpkin
pure – deep Orange
oRattanjot – lavender to purple
oRose clay rose – red brick
oRosehips, yellow deep Orange
oSaffron – soil – as a deep brown petals of oSafflower
yellow – green
oSpinach – green oSpirulina
dioxide – oTurmeric] bright white blue-green – gold to Amber [19459002