Natural Pigments and Colourants
Be An Expect Spot The Difference Between Naturally and Artificially Coloured Soaps.
Note that some of the all natural soaps still do use unnatural chemicals to create colours for the soap. Natural colourants and pigments are made from plants, and foods. Some companies use the artificial colourants because they are brighter and more eye catching. If you are moving toward making your house completely chemical free you will want to look at buying all natural products. At Tokxy Soapworks we pride ourselves at us all natural ingredients for our products. At Tokxy Soapworks, we are completely chemical free using natural colours and pigments.
Few examples below
TUMERIC: Powered turmeric made from the roots and it gives your soap a peach or orange shade.
ROSE HIP POWDER: Rose hip powder will, of course, give your soap a rosy-peach colour.
COCOA POWDER: Cocoa powder will give your soap a tan tint. It can also be swirled into bar soap to make a deep brown pattern.
CHLOROPHYLL: You don't generally think of chlorophyll as a colourant, however, it will give soaps a gentle, natural colour.
BEETROOT POWDER: Beetroots produces a deep reddish purple because of its flesh colour. However, when mixed with soap it makes a muddy yellow colours.
CLAY: Powdered clay can make a great exfoliate, as well as light shades of greens and pinks.
ALKANET ROOT: Alkanet is a flowering plant that produces blue flowers. The root itself, when mixed with alcohol will give your soap a muted lavender or purple colour a nice pastel blue to dark blue.
These colours when used in soaps give your soap a subtle appearances.