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  • Has anyone used beetroot powder?

    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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    Hi

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

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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          beet root powder

          I think it may be the high temperatures of the cold process that make it go ugly. It might work beautifully in melt and pour - I have never made M&P, just cold process goat milk soap.

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          • #6
            I tried it in "Natural" MP once - goes brown; I think it's a chemical reaction with the saponified ingredients.
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            • #7
              beet root powder

              I wonder how it would do in lip balm? It was used as lip colorant during WWII...but maybe not powder...just juice.

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              • #8
                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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