Herbal Powders come from different herbs and are thought to have many benefits to the skin from the many vitamins found inside them. Not only are these powders used in soaps and cosmetics for their benefits, but they also safely and naturally color them too.
Alfalfa Powder contains Vitamins C, D, E and K. It is a popular additive in face masks and lotions because of it’s antioxidant properties. In liquid washes it acts as a natural foam booster. In soap, it produces a beautiful green color.
Alkanet Root is obtained from the base of the plant. Herbalists are thought to believe this part of the plant helps with skin itching. Many cold process soap makers like this product for the natural purple burgundy color that it produces.
Annatto Seeds grow in the tropics and have a natural yellow color. They are loaded with Vitamins C, B’s, and E. They contain wonderful amounts of antioxidants which are thought to help protect the skin from environmental free radical damage.
Beet Root is a dark red vegetable that gained popularity for use in skincare during the Roman times. It is high in potassium, magnesium, iron, folic acid, Vitamins A, B6 and C. Beet Root is high in antioxidants.
Carrot Powder has become a very popular additive in soap and skincare products as it contains high levels of carotenoids, potassium, Vitamin C, essential nutrients, and amino acids. The nutrients as well as carrot’s natural antioxidants are thought to increase the skin's overall tone, health, and appearance from sun damage.
Chamomile powder contains a compound called apigenin, which is thought to contribute to natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and muscle relaxing properties. Chamomile is valued for evoking tranquilizing thoughts and feelings.
Fig Powder contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, and K. It is high in natural alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) properties which are thought to help refresh and brighten the skin. Contains very high levels of phytochemicals that are thought to help fight cancer and filter UV rays, thus protecting the skin.
Flaxseed Powder (also called Linseed) is a rich source of omega-3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. It is a popular additive in soap, hair, and skin care products because those fatty acids are thought sooth itchy skin, promote hair growth, and nourish dry or brittle nails.
Lemon is a natural astringent, antiseptic, and bactericide. It is thought to help clear the complexion and to smooth out broken capillaries, while clearing greasy and oily skin with pimples and acne. Produces a natural orange to yellow color.
Madder Root Powder has been used for thousands of years to produce a red color that ranges from pink to scarlet. In cold process soap making madder root is a popular additive that produces a pink color.
Myrrh Powder has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years because of its believed antiseptic, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties. It is very popular in soap and facial masks as it is believed to reduce blemishes while calming and rejuvenating tired skin. Color ranges from light tan to dark brown.
Olive Leaf Powder has played a central role in Mediterranean culture and skincare for thousands of years. It is high in linoleic acid and antioxidants all of which are thought to help with skin tone, appearance, and healing.
Pumpkin Powder is a rich source of gently exfoliating enzymes, antioxidants, beta carotene, and many other vitamins and minerals beneficial to skin care. It is popular choice for naturally exfoliating facial masks, body polishes, and decadent soaps.
Rose Hip is believed to have amazingly high levels of linoleic and linolenic fatty acids. These seem to help the skin heal and regenerate thus possibly helping burns, scars and stretch marks heal. Produces a natural burgundy red color.
Safflower Powder is considered to be high in Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that is thought to benefit the skin by combating environmental free radicals which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. When used in soap, safflower powder produces different shades of yellow.
Spirulina is a type of oceanic algae that contains large concentrations of vitamins and minerals, including the B complex vitamins. It is high in a specific and rare type of fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid that is found in very few substances on Earth. Produces shades of a beautiful blue green color in soap.