A natural botanical powder ready for infusion in oil. Powdered alkanet root can be used as a soap dye and will colour red/blue/mauve depending on the pH.
Alkanet will colour Cold Process or Hot Process soap from a red/purple to a blue/purple depending on the pH of the soap and the strength of the infusion.
If you discount the water content, the colour tends to be a more red/purple. When using base oils with more yellow in them such as Mango Butter
and Rice Bran Oil, or Orange and Mandarin Essential Oils these will subtly alter the final colour.
As an approximate guide, infuse 1 – 2 tablespoons into 100ml of Olive Oil. This quantity of infusion will colour approximately 1.5kg of soap.
Alkanet root powder can also be stirred through soap at trace to have a more speckly result.