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Crafters Choice™ Alkanet Root Powder

Pricing
$5.29 for 2 oz
$22.24 for 1 lb
$150.21 for 11 lb (Bulk)



Additional Information
Alkanet Root is obtained from the base of the plant. Herbalists are thought to believe this part of the plant works well in skincare. Many cold process soap makers like this product for the natural purple burgundy color that it produces. It can also be used to color lip products, scrubs, bath fizzies and bath salts. Color varies from dark purple to pink depending on usage.

Country Of Origin: Pakistan

Approved Cosmetic Uses & Our Test Results:
MP Soap Only: No General: Yes Mixes Best In: Water, Oil
Lip Products: Yes Bath Water: Yes (Use Poly 80) Migrates: No
Finish: Matte Eye Products: No CP Soap Stable: No
Nails: No UV Fade: Yes




This product is not on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals.

This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) and are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).


Directions & Ingredients
International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI):
Alkanna Tinctona (Alkanet) Root Powder

Common Name Ingredient Listing (FDA Approved):
Alkanet Root

Directions:

DIRECTIONS: Incorporate into formula, amount as desired. Common use levels are 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per pound of base. Test your final product to insure optimal performance and no staining. Not recommended for leave on products.

STORAGE: Store in an airtight, cool, dark location. When stored properly, best used within 1 year from date of purchase. Keep out of reach from children and pets.

CAUTION: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes. Do not inhale.

SDS & Documents
Questions & Answers (8)

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Posted By: Jane   |   March 04, 2017

"Does alkanet stain at all?.. for example in a bath bomb..."




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Posted By: Terri   |   March 20, 2016

"I just used the alkanet root powder in my cold process soap and used only 1/2 tps. When I poured the soap it looked more of a gray/green color than a pink or purplish color. Should I have used more of the alkanet powder to get the pink/purple color? "




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Posted By: Ariana    |   November 21, 2015

"Can alkanet root powder be used in bath fizzies/bath bombs?"




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Posted By: emmelou   |   September 24, 2014

"Will this leave small grains when using as a colorant in CP soap or does it incorporate fully?"




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Posted By: Will   |   April 05, 2014

"What would be the best method and quantity if looking for a darker violet purple in cp soap?"




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Posted By: Kimberly   |   January 28, 2014

"It says this is believed to help with skin itching, does anyone have any experience with this to know if it does help or not? If not what is good for skin itching? I'm looking for something I can use on my scalp and maybe my face."




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Posted By: Vicki   |   December 13, 2013

"I am new to melt & pour. I see comments that alkanet root powder is good for adding color with hot & cold press soap making, is it also good in MP process? "




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Posted By: Anastasia   |   June 11, 2013

"Can I use this in a Lotion or Cream? I want it to have only natural ingredients."


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CustomerReviews (77)
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Renee • Texas

Date Submitted:  07/17/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Makes a lovely color in oil."
COMMENTS:  Have used once so far in a heat infusion. The color of the olive oil is beautiful, but didn't come through in the soap. I don't think I used enough infused oil, but I will try again. Love the idea of a natural purple color!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
LizLion • Iowa

Date Submitted:  06/13/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Not quite a powder"
COMMENTS:  This had bigger chunks of the alkanet root than a straight powder. I made CP soap with it straight and then infused in oil. Using the straight powder left a speckly brown soap, but the infusion made a beautiful purple color.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Home • West Virginia

Date Submitted:  05/14/2019

"Root pieces everywhere"
COMMENTS:  I loved the lavender color this powder gave my melt and pour soap but there was so many chunks of the root in the soap that is left on your skin and needs rinsed away after use. I might try straining it 1st before adding to soap next time.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
Misty • Michigan

Date Submitted:  05/02/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Shade "
COMMENTS:  Came out very nice in my lip balms, I did a trial version and it was well received. Will try out a bigger batch, so far so good.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lip Care
Dianna • California

Date Submitted:  04/25/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great All Natural Colorant!"
COMMENTS:  I use this in Bath Bombs and M & P Soap and most everything else....great burgundy/purple color, fades very little. I add a 1TBS of Alkanet to a couple ounces of 99% Alcohol, after an hours time I strain and have a beautiful liquid dye to use in my project with out speckles. I even reuse the Alkanet a few times with great results.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Home • Alabama

Date Submitted:  04/24/2019

"Used for Lip Balm*Left them gritty. "
COMMENTS:  Okay so I bought this product to use to make the Black Cherry Lip balm recipe that is listed on the site. This product did not give my lip balm the deep burgundy color as the recipe showed, and it also left the balm really gritty due to it not being a true powder, but more like a tea leave consistency. I will not use this product again for lip balms.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lip Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Make more of a true powder
Angelica • Louisiana

Date Submitted:  04/07/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"So nice for itchy skin and scalp"
COMMENTS:  This is the best plant based ingredient anyone can ever use to calm itchy irritated skin.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Kendra • Louisiana

Date Submitted:  03/19/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Price"
COMMENTS:  A great product with a great price.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process, Soap - Shampoo Bars
Chrystal • Maine

Date Submitted:  02/20/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Alkanet Root Powder "
COMMENTS:  I purchased this to try in my bath bombs for a natural purple color and this worked just as I had hoped! It gives a nice maroon purple color in my dried bath bombs with hints of pink once place in the water. It has a slight earthy smell to it almost like dirt and I was hoping this would dissipate and not be noticeable in the end product. Once mixed with my essential oils I couldn’t tell it was there anymore so that was a plus! There are specks of this powder that do not dissolve in my final product in the tub that almost resembled floating dirt particles. This may be a turn off for some but I didn’t mind so much since I am trying to use as close to all natural in my products as possible and still have a spa like experience when using my bath bombs. It didn’t leave a ring around my tub and rinsed off very easily. This has a very fine consistency and a little bit goes a long way! I feel like I may have used way too much (0.5 oz for a 29oz bath bomb recipe) and could have gotten away with using a way less but I love the color and texture that it produced so it worked out and I may just stick with that amount in my recipe in future batches. I will definitely purchase this again!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• LOVED THE COLOR!!
• Nice for an all natural colorant
Judy • Kentucky

Date Submitted:  08/22/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Worked beautifully!"
COMMENTS:  Love using this in my soaps. The color is a beautiful sage gray using a bit of the powder but is a gorgeous plum purple with added powder.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Darlene • New York

Date Submitted:  04/11/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Love this"
COMMENTS:  Fabulous additive for my soaps
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Karen • Maryland

Date Submitted:  06/02/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great color"
COMMENTS:  I use this to prepare a purple soap. The color is dark and remains after saponification. The powder is hard to find so I am happy for get it here. Love the over $40 free shipping.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - CPOP
Lynn • Hawaii

Date Submitted:  06/01/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Fine grain"
COMMENTS:  The color and texture is awesome
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Jamie • South Carolina

Date Submitted:  03/11/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Infusion"
COMMENTS:  I actually used this for an oil infusion. Infused in olive oil and color worked nicely in different things like lip balms and soaps.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Lip Care
Nickette • Jamaica

Date Submitted:  02/23/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Just Right"
COMMENTS:  Gave my soap the desired shade of purple, i got the 2 oz it was just right, i recommend this i will buy again
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• the packaging
• right weight
Jennifer • Ohio

Date Submitted:  01/11/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Nice color"
COMMENTS:  Along with the fantastic properties Alkanet Root Powder offers, This is also a nice natural colorant
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Bath Fizzies & Salts
Tamara • Louisiana

Date Submitted:  11/24/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Pretty pink in bath bombs"
COMMENTS:  I add a small amount of Alkanet Root to my bath bombs and they turn out a beautiful light pink! Love that it is a natural colorant and a tiny bit goes a long way! No staining or color left in tub.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Natural colorant
• Tiny amount goes a long way
Wanda • Florida

Date Submitted:  10/18/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Strong color"
COMMENTS:  It's so concentrated that even if a little you get a very deep purple color, i still have to control the amount to get the color I want, but that means it will last for a long time since it's such a powerful colorant!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
Jennifer • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  10/05/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Good Product- does what it says"
COMMENTS:  I used this in my CP soap. Really nice purple color! I tried a bit of a swirling technique which turned out great. Remember a little goes a long way, so if you want a very light shade of purple, you don't need a bunch!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Barbara • North Dakota

Date Submitted:  10/04/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Interesting color change"
COMMENTS:  This colored a batch of lavender soap in a very interesting way. It started out a deep maroon, and proceeded to turn a deep purple when added to the soap. After pouring, it lightened gradually to a periwinkle blue and ended up the lavender color I was looking for. The colors reflected the change in ph through the gel stage. It was a very interesting experiment and ended perfectly! I infused 3 T alkanet into 16 oz of the olive oil needed for my soap for 1 - 2 weeks, straining this through a piece of nylon stocking before adding to the soap.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• natural colorant
Emberfae391 • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  09/29/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Beautiful color!"
COMMENTS:  I am in love with this product! It is useful in so many things and depending on how much you use you will get anywhere from a very pale pink to an almost black red! But again it depends on the product that you are using it in. I will continue to purchase the product again and again!!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lip Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Diversity of color depth
• Price
• Diversity of product options to use in
Amy • Texas

Date Submitted:  09/03/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Nice"
COMMENTS:  The product is nice, learning to work with the temperament of alkanet root powder is something I will need some practice doing. Mine came through a muddy dark gray. I don't blame it on the product itself but I will need to learn how to use this better as some have beautiful results
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - CPOP
piret • Nevada

Date Submitted:  04/07/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Beautiful purple color"
COMMENTS:  I infused the alkanet root powder before using it in the MP soap and it came out looking beautiful purple.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
Karen • Texas

Date Submitted:  03/25/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"so very cool! great colors!"
COMMENTS:  lots of different shades can be made very easily and the customers love the idea of it and the look was easy to use - I did grind it up a bit more and make it super powdery - it has a fine consistency to begin with and worked well before powdering - made a lovely color in our HP soap that sold fast will order again - hope to keep it in stock - very versatile
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• lovely colors
• so easy to use
• customers really like it
• nothing
Delora  • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  02/02/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Love it!"
COMMENTS:  This is great! A perfect way to color my creams/scrubs/fizzys! I didn't have to use much! A little goes a long way! My customers love it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
jamie • Illinois

Date Submitted:  01/07/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"beautiful color "
COMMENTS:  I have used this in several soaps and love the color. I have used it in a raspberry in the pot swirl soap and the color is spot on. I will be purchasing more!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• color
• nothing
Kristina • New Hampshire

Date Submitted:  12/07/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Alkarent Root powder"
COMMENTS:  A beautiful natural purple colorant with organic flecks. I can infused in oil for a less grainy and darker color. Adding directly to the soap reviled beautiful color flecks and a mild exfoliating grain. A little gos along way. Less is more with this wonderful product. I love it.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• natural color
• great quality
• highly recommend
Kristina • California

Date Submitted:  11/16/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Natural Colorant"
COMMENTS:  One of my favor natural colorants, I use this on a regular basis in my soaps. Love it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Jennifer • Oklahoma

Date Submitted:  11/06/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Lovely color!"
COMMENTS:  Gives the most lovely color in my hot process soap. I prefer natural colorants and this one does the job well. I will buy again!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Color
• Good amount for the money
Mary • New York

Date Submitted:  10/28/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Gorgeous Natural Colorant"
COMMENTS:  I infuse this powder into olive oil at the rate of 2 tablespoons per 16 oz of oil, I then use the infused oil at 20 - 30% of my base oils for a rich jewel tone purple, so pretty!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Rachelle • Colorado

Date Submitted:  09/03/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"I like it!"
COMMENTS:  Well, I finally used this product! I took a chance and mixed it with a little oil from my CP recipe. I did not infuse it as I was needing it right now. For the amount I used, the color came out a beautiful pink. I will continue to experiment with this.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Color variations from one product
Pamela • Florida

Date Submitted:  09/03/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Beautifully Color"
COMMENTS:  I made the lip gloss, it was a bit grainy; so I remelted it and strained it then poured in to the lip pots. I love the color and it after straining the grains away, the feel it so nice.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lip Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• the color
Christine • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  08/22/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"CP Soaper"
COMMENTS:  Excellent! I'm a cp Soaper, never worked with Alkanet before. Very easy to incorporate. Swirled in soap and gave a nice peach/pink hue with just a tsp of powder. Will try more to see if I can get more colors.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Natural color
• Little goes a very long way.
• Price
Courtney • Ohio

Date Submitted:  08/10/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Great!"
COMMENTS:  I used this as a swirl colorant in my CP soap, and it turned out great. Looks great paired with black raspberry vanilla scented goat milk soap!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Lori • Florida

Date Submitted:  07/27/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Great for color"
COMMENTS:  Use this to add color to my goats milk soaps.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Constance • Montana

Date Submitted:  06/22/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Alkanet Root Powder"
COMMENTS:  I prefer to use natural herb powders for colorants in my fizzing bath spas (fizzies) and have just about every one offered by WSP. The Alkanet Root has been a great addition to my stock and is easy to use, provides a beautiful burgundy shade to the fizzies (can change dependent on amount used) but I would recommend putting it through a very small seive to get rid of those little clumps before adding it to your mixture.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Ginger • Colorado

Date Submitted:  03/21/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Alkanet Root Powder!"
COMMENTS:  I infused Alkanet Root in the alcohol for bath fizz & got a lovely pink!!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Rebekah • Virginia

Date Submitted:  03/16/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Worked well!"
COMMENTS:  This was my first experience using a natural colorant in my soaps. I infused the olive oil in my soap recipe(it's about 16% of total oils in the soap) with 1 1/2 TBSPs of alkanet root powder. Then I added the oil just like usual into my recipe. When I added the lye it first turned green, then brown, but ended up coming out a perfect dusty purple color. Very pleased with the result!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Natural purple colorant
• Added benefits to the skin
Pamela • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  02/17/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Love the color it produces"
COMMENTS:  The alkanet root loves a deep purple color in my soap that I just love. It might leave a purple hue on your washrag, but it washes right out. It has never left any stains on my washrags or my skin.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• the purple color it adds to my products
• nothing
PO Box 171 • New York

Date Submitted:  02/10/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Great natural colorant!"
COMMENTS:  I used this stuff to infuse olive oil with a deep pink-red color. Then I used the olive oil as part of the liquid component in a whipped body butter I made. It was great!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Value
Richard • Nevada

Date Submitted:  01/28/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Fresh Product"
COMMENTS:  Very happy with this purchase! In cold process soap the color is just BEAUTIFUL! And it soaps really well with my recipe; no acceleration unlike a few other clays and powders. I got a beautiful bluish purple from it and the exfoliating properties are not too harsh for my sensitive skin.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• colors
• exfoliation
• soaps beautifully
Linda  • Texas

Date Submitted:  12/22/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Beautiful color!"
COMMENTS:  This is my first time using alkanet root powder. Since it seems to be good for itching, I thought that I would give it a try because I get itchy skin with or without lotion. I had a small amount of lotion base left over and thought I would make a hand lotion. In August I began an infusion of two tablespoons is the alkanet root and mixed it with 4 oz. of rice bran oil in a jar. I shook it daily for about 4-6 weeks then put it on a shelf where it was forgotten until tonight. The oil is a very deep burgandy. I had about 4 oz. lotion base to which I added a nice floral fragrance oil. I found the jar of infused rice bran oil and added a touch over 1/4 tsp. of the burgundy alkanet root oil and mixed it in the lotion well. I am so glad that I used this in this particular lotion because it turned out a beautiful rose pink in the 4 oz. of lotion using only a very small amount of this infused oil. I will be using this to color in my melt and pour bars, shower gels, lip balms, and body scrubs. I can even add small amounts of the powder(in the bottom of the oil) in soap bars because they are now very soft and not scratchy. This worked great and I will buy it again, but it may be awhile because a little of the alkanet infused oil goes a very long way! Thank you for this great product.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Lip Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• no smell that I noticed
• easy to infuse and add to products
• beautiful color!
Cassie  • Massachusetts

Date Submitted:  11/20/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Great deep color"
COMMENTS:  I went for this powder because I both needed and wanted to color the mp soap that I was making naturally. It's perfect! I use it with a little beet powder to get a great very deep purple color. I will continue to use this and look forward to adding it to more products.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Natural
• Color
• Hard to get rid of clumps bc it's powder
Leigh • Iowa

Date Submitted:  11/07/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Nice color!"
COMMENTS:  Made a very nice color for M & P soap - however - I primarily purchased this to make anti-itch & anti-inflamitory products for my 2 yr old grand daughter. She has used the bath soak & soap that I did add this into after reading the general description of the product - & the skin condition has already shown signs of improvement. The fantastic color was just an added bonus!!!!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Bath Fizzies & Salts
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• natural color
• good skin product
• cost
Tracy • Michigan

Date Submitted:  10/07/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"very pretty"
COMMENTS:  this is such a pretty purple color . I used it in hot process soap with lavender frag/essential oil blend from wsp.turned out great.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• color
• price
Jill • Maryland

Date Submitted:  09/22/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent additive and colorant"
COMMENTS:  I used this powder in my last batch of cold process with eucalyptus. The powder gave the bar a nice light purple/grey shade.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Not much needed
• Provides a nice natural hue
Brandi • Delaware

Date Submitted:  09/15/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Alkanet Root"
COMMENTS:  I used this in CPS for a natural colorant. I initially added 1 tsp to 1 tbsp Almond oil and whisked in a small glass jar to have ready for future use. When I used them this weekend, I was very happy to see the vibrant colors of nature and how well they held up through the gel phase. I am so glad I chose the natural route, these are wonderful.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - CPOP
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Natural colorant
• Blends easily into CPS
Debbie • Missouri

Date Submitted:  09/12/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Natural Color"
COMMENTS:  This alkanet root powder makes a nice pencil line in soap. It's a nice contrast to pink soap. It can also be used to swirl or solid color the whole batch of soap.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Amber • Indiana

Date Submitted:  09/04/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Purple pop"
COMMENTS:  I created a lavender soap batch for a friend battling breast cancer (all proceeds will go to her) and wanted to have purple (for the lavender) as well as pink (for breast cancer awareness). I split my batch (about 5 pounds of soap) in half and used one tablespoon of alkanet root powder (for the purple)in half of the batch and one tablespoon of madder root powder (for the pink) in the other half of the batch. The soap is still curing, but so far it is a bold, deep purple and deep, rich pink swirled together. I LOVE the result!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Bold color but still natural
Michael • Ohio

Date Submitted:  08/25/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Nice shades of purple"
COMMENTS:  I have gotten varying shades of purple with the alkanet root powder. They range from a red violet to a gray blue-violet. Some soaps have faded from a dark purple to a light gray. Even with all of the variations, I have been happy with all my soaps.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Sarah • Florida

Date Submitted:  08/03/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Requires experimentation to achieve desired color"
COMMENTS:  I read the description before purchasing this item, and was surprised when my soap turned more of a gray with purple tones than the "natural purple burgundy color" described. However, after reading the reviews, I see that I can adjust amount or infusion to reach desired color. Time for some experimenting.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Scott • Utah

Date Submitted:  07/29/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Natural"
COMMENTS:  This is a great powder, it naturally colored my soap and came out great.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Kathryn  • New Hampshire

Date Submitted:  07/25/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Alkanet Root Powder"
COMMENTS:  This is a great natural colorant for both deep burgundy and some shades of purple which otherwise are somewhat difficult to achieve with natural colorants. Very happy with the results in my cold process soap.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process
Valerie • Arizona

Date Submitted:  07/24/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Takes practice to get the color right"
COMMENTS:  I was hoping for a lavender color, ended up with deep purple. Really deep purple- pretty but not the right color for the soap that I was making, a lavender and chamomile baby soap. If I ever get some free time to experiment I'll keep trying but there are just so many variables like how strong the infusion is, how long it has been infusing, etc.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Diane • Nevada

Date Submitted:  06/26/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"transformer "
COMMENTS:  I was amazed how it was purple and then green and then purple again. i used a vanilla color stabilizer with my midnight pomegranate fragrance oil I used a black oxide for a 1/4 of my 5 pound soap mixture and 1/4 for the white I used 2 ounces of alkanet root powder infused into olive oil for 4 days. I noticed tha the top of my soap molds my soap was turning a army green. After I cut the bars I noticed that the soap had not discolored. I know this natural color is ph sensitive. I cut off the army green part and have it turned back into the pretty lavender that I wanted. My family loved the transformation. Make sure you look up how much powder to use. I think I used 2 tablespoons. Sorry I didnt take better notes. If you dont have enough of the color then it will turn a murky gray lavender. If that is what your going for its fine.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Laura • Indiana

Date Submitted:  06/24/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"the secrete to my lotion roses"
COMMENTS:  this is the secret to my lotion roses color and texture. it also give added benifits for the skin
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Toya • South Carolina

Date Submitted:  06/15/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"excellent"
COMMENTS:  I loved this product! It worked great infused and strained in my lip glosses. I mixed it with annatto seed powder to give it a slight lighter color. Beautiful!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lip Care
Meilani • West Virginia

Date Submitted:  05/10/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"The real thing...requires some trial and error"
COMMENTS:  Alkanet root is a natural colorant that I am still trying to figure out. Don't expect a vibrant purple that you would get with a mica. You can add this to glycerin or even infuse oils like I did. It turned a dark purple/wine color in my CPOP soap. This will take more experimenting to figure out the range of shades possible.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - CPOP
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• All natural
• Unpredictability
Bethany • Virginia

Date Submitted:  05/09/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Alkanet"
COMMENTS:  I really like the color this product produces. In a small test batch and it produced a plum-gray color. Very unique!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
24 Aldridge Ave • Ontario

Date Submitted:  05/01/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Makes a great Colour!"
COMMENTS:  Infused in oil - a beautiful pink. Infused in alcohol a great purple. It does not infuse in water. It has a lot of staying power. Alkanet does not fade. I love my pink butters - they are beautiful as well as my purple facial toners. As an aside - you can get 2 oil infusions from the product - so it is very good quality - at least my batch was!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Body Sprays & Perfume, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters, Massage Oils, Room & Linen Sprays
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Colour
• Quality
Sherrie • Illinois

Date Submitted:  04/14/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"alkanet root powder"
COMMENTS:  I infused this powder in olive oil and used it to color my CP soap. The results were terrific.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Heather • Tennessee

Date Submitted:  04/02/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Oh I just love this alkanet!"
COMMENTS:  Behaves great, looks beautiful, turned a lovely blue color in my CP soap! Love it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Hunter • Mississippi

Date Submitted:  03/27/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Wow"
COMMENTS:  Looks nice. I was wanting to achieve a light purple so I only put a tiny bit and it seemed too grey to me. So I added more and it almost turned black! As the soap set up, however, it lightened into a grey/purple. Very nice, even if it wasn't the color I was going for.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Soap - CPOP
miasia • Georgia

Date Submitted:  03/12/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Just what I need"
COMMENTS:  This was just the type of natural colorant I was looking for. I love the purple color that it brings to my soaps. Make sure you use the right amount because too much can cause it to turn grey.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Amount for Price
bets • Florida

Date Submitted:  03/07/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Lip gloss"
COMMENTS:  This is wonderful for my lip gloss! I made my batch of lip gloss using this for my colorant and I will say at first I was skeptical because it had a "gritty" feel to it. It looked so dark I was afraid to put it on but when I applied it I was quite surprised at how smooth it was and it gives just a hint of color, not dark at all. I gave a tube to my son's girlfriend and my granddaughter and they both love it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lip Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• The color and how it is all natural.
• nothing
Mary • Ohio

Date Submitted:  02/08/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Perfect!"
COMMENTS:  I used this to do color layering. It worked beautifully! I started out with a light shade of black with hints of purple. as I layered the soap up the hues range from dark greyish with hints of purple hues into a light grey. I added the powder directly into half the batch without any issues. I've only had them curing 4 days but the colors have stayed true. Hopefully they continue too.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Natural colorant
• Great price
Angie • Kansas

Date Submitted:  02/05/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Good quality"
COMMENTS:  I'm still getting the hang of using the natural colorants, but this is not tricky at all. I love the variety of hues you can get with it. I mix with oil before using in soap batter.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Great price
• Easy to use
Deborah • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  01/11/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Dark purple color"
COMMENTS:  Wow, a little of this goes a long way! I probably used too much to start, I got a dark purple, almost gray color, but I'm hoping it changes to a lighter purple as the soap cures. It's better to start with a small amount then add more if needed, I've definitely learned a lesson for future use! However, even if it doesn't change to a light purple, I swirled with charcoal for purple and black color, but it will still look good as a black and gray.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Pamela • South Carolina

Date Submitted:  01/06/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"loved the result!"
COMMENTS:  I loved the result it gave my cold process soap..Great product!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Sherri • Indiana

Date Submitted:  11/17/2013

I Recommend This Product!
"Alkanet Root"
COMMENTS:  I used this in a HP Lavender soap recipe. I was a little leery at first, I was afraid it would turn to a brown on me. Even after I infused it with oil I was still skeptical, but I went ahead, added it to my soap, and it came out beautifully.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
missy • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  11/14/2013

I Recommend This Product!
"Any "purist-type" of soapmaker needs this!"
COMMENTS:  For anyone who prefers to make all-natural soaps from scratch, whether hot process or cold process, alkanet root is a MUST HAVE! The hues/shades of purple are beautiful. I recommend adding a bit of madder root to give a bit more of a red shade of purple. I love that it has no lab-chemicals, and is all-natural!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• natural
• purple color
• benefits of natural ingredients
Britt • Tennessee

Date Submitted:  11/03/2013

I Recommend This Product!
"purple"
COMMENTS:  I've never worked with alkanet before but am looking to get a lavender color. I'm infusing some in olive oil at the moment! Can't wait to see how it turns out.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Jamie • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  09/19/2013

I Recommend This Product!
"Color combos are endless!"
COMMENTS:  I love this alkanet root powder. I was hesitant to use it at first as it appears a brownish mauve in color. However, once mixed in soap or infused in oil; the color combinations become endless. I've made a lot of batches and products with this and each time I've had a different color result depending on how much of the powder I've used. From the deepest of dark mauve to the lightest of almost lavender -- your imagination is the limit with this powder. Also the 2oz package is a LOT of powder though it doesn't sound like it when you are purchasing.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - CPOP, Soap - Hot Process, Bath Fizzies & Salts
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• endless options
• great packaging
• good price
Chelsie • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  09/06/2013

I Recommend This Product!
"Beautiful color"
COMMENTS:  I use this in a Dead Sea salt scrub. It produces a beautiful deep burgundy color. A little goes a long way with this. I will continue to use it in my scrub and I'm looking forward to trying it in other things as well.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Sarah • Indiana

Date Submitted:  08/29/2013

I Recommend This Product!
"great colorant"
COMMENTS:  great natural colorant, good quality and value for the money. will purchase again for sure
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Emily • Maryland

Date Submitted:  06/07/2013

I Recommend This Product!
"Great natural purple"
COMMENTS:  By far my favorite natural colorant to work with. Infused 1Tbsp in 5oz of olive oil for a week, strained then added to a batch of HP soap at 15%. It was really neat to watch the oils turn from deep pink, to blue then finally to a brilliant dark purple as the soap neutralized. Has held up true through curing and is a wonderful complement to my plain lavender scented soaps. Can't wait to try it out in CPOP for a nice naturally colored swirl.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
Elizabeth • Texas

Date Submitted:  06/07/2013

I Recommend This Product!
"Great color"
COMMENTS:  I purchased this to color my soaps naturally and I have been really impressed with the awesome purple color this produced in my soap. I also used the Ed Hardy fo for the batch and it's awesome. I can't wait to give away my soaps to friends/family! I will most definitely purchase this again. I only wish it came with more specific instructions on the quantity to use. I don't mind experimenting with percentages or teaspoonfuls, I just hate getting colored lather because I used too much. :) Overall, a great purple color is produced.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
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