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    Hi. I am trying to make pinkish CP soap. I have tried to use beetroot powder as I have read that this will produce a pinkish soap. I have tried infusing it with the oil, no luck then I tried mixing it in at trace. Again, no luck, infact it turned it a brownish colour! Has anyone had sucess using beetroot powder? Does anyone know of any other natural product that I can use? I don't wish to use cosmetic colouring. Thanks!

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    I have not tried beetroot.
    You could try alknet or pink clay.

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    Yes - it's a pity about the beetroot powder 'cos it looks as though it should make a goodly pink.

    Pink Clay (doesn't need a lot, about 3 or 4 grammes per 500g oils - otherwise you get a sort of carbolic colour).

    Soap Kitchen have a Carmine paste in their natural colours (but that's Cochineal - i.e. crushed beetles).
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    Thanks for ypur comments. I have used alkanet and it gives a mauve colour, but I haven't tried pink clay, so thanks for that. I would like to stick to non animals, so I will give the carmine a miss. Any other advise would be gratefully received on the beetroot powder. Thanks again for you comments.

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    I tried it in "Natural" MP once - goes brown; I think it's a chemical reaction with the saponified ingredients.

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    Beetroot powder is a natural red food colouring. It has a slightly sweet taste and it is an ideal substitute for artificial red colours that can cause allergic reactions to some people.Use it in any dish that you want to add a bit of red to. A little goes a long way.




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