Coloring Homemade Soap with Natural Colorants
The info below is from Kimberly McNutt
When I last spoke to my local FDA Office the Inspector I spoke to said...
1. You Can label your soap ingredients with these types of items,
but do not say it is used as a colorant.
2. List as an ingredient, in the list, in order of volume.
3. Insure all items you use are skin safe.
Marjoram Dried Herb (shades of green) 1/2 TO 3 TABLESPOONS IN SINGLE BATCH
Rosemary Ground Dried Herb (shades of light green often with specks) 2 TO 4 TABLESPOONS IN SINGLE BATCH
Nutmeg Dried Ground (shades of brown) I have not used it much but i used 1/2 teaspoon in a single batch and it was a nice light brown.
Cayenne Pepper Dried Ground Powder (shades of translucent orange often with specks) 1 TABLESPOON IN SINGLE BATCH
Cinnamon Dried Ground Powder (shades of rusty to dark rustic brown) 1 TO 3 TABLESPOONS IN SINGLE BATCH (SCENT WILL COME OUT IN SOAP)
Paprika Hungarian Pepper Dried Ground Powder (shades of orange) 1 TO 3 TABLESPOONS IN SINGLE BATCH
Poppy Seeds Whole (feels like tiny finger massage when the bar is used directly on the skin) (black spots great in vanilla soap as it looks like vanilla specks) 1/8 CUP IN SINGLE BATCH. I TRIED 1/4 AND IT WAS TOO MUCH. LOL
Turmeric Dried Ground Powder (shades of yellow to orange using too much can cause staining) 1 TEASPOON TO 2 TABLESPOONS IN SINGLE BATCH
Ground alkanet root powder (shades of blue to midnight black, only small amounts are needed) 1/4 TEASPOON TO 1/2 TABLESPOON IN SINGLE BATCH
Ground annatto seeds powder (shades of orange) 1 TO 3 TABLESPOONS IN SINGLE BATCH
Ground Slippery Elm Bark Powder (shades of brown) 1 1/2 TABLESPOONS IN SINGLE BATCH