Alkanet Root - BATSCHIA CANESCENS
(Cut & Sifted) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Alkanet Root, belonging to the Boraginaceae family, is known for its natural ruby red dye. It is used in to give a red color to salves, soap, natural fibers, stone, staining wood and tinting oils. When used to dye soap, Alkanet root will yield shades of pink, blue, and purple, depending upon the amount used, types of oil used, and the alkalinity of the soap.
Other Names: Alkanna Tinctoria, Batschia, Anchusa, Dyer's Alkanet, Dyer's Bugloss, Hoary Gromwell, Hoary Puccoon, Lithospermum Canescens, Lithosfermum Tinctorium, Orcanet, Orchanet, Spanish Bugloss
Part Used: Root To Make a Dye
For oil based products, infuse oil by placing approximately 1 tablespoon of Alkanet root in 1/4 cup of oil. Shake or stir daily for a few days, then strain Alkanet root out. Heat may be used to help speed up the process. Ratio of Alkanet to oil will need to be altered according to product being made, adjust amounts as necessary.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: For external use only. Do not apply to broken or abraded skin.
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