Natural dyes – These are pigment substances extracted from plants and animal products in various ways. The presence of a product in your inventory will provide the necessary coloring matter.
Natural food colors
Of course, these are bright cakes, cakes and other culinary delights that are attractive to adults and children. With natural vegetable and fruit juices, you can tint dough on dumplings or make delicious homemade black spaghetti with cuttlefish ink. You can also paint the cereal for classes with young children, paint the fabric, and finally, make natural food colors at home with your own hands for soap. The advantages of all these dyes, in their naturalness, and therefore in safety.
Food colorings at home
Depending on the origin, will depend on the scope of natural dye. So, the beets, which perfectly tint flour products and vegetable dishes in all shades of red, are not suitable for soap and cosmetics, since gives an unpleasant smell and not a beautiful brown-brown shade. For dyeing fabric and dough for children’s modeling – this is the ideal economy dye.
How to make natural dyes
All sorts of natural clay, pink, blue, black and Iranian henna are wonderful dyes for soap, besides scrub-caring properties, but not suitable for coloring holiday cakes. In addition, the saturated colors from fruit juices and vegetable decoctions will not be passed on in the same soapy-colored manner, but the flour product or cream will gratefully accept the coloring pigment.
How to make a red dye
Red color can be obtained from paprika powder and cayenne pepper, previously diluted with water. From dried and ground roots alkanes (25 g) infused during the day in a base oil heated in a water bath (200 g). From diluted in water of pink powder and Moroccan clay.
For food coloring for fabric, natural dye from beet, it is necessary to rub vegetable on a coarse grater and in enamel. Boil the dishes under a lid on a quiet fire for about an hour. Beet will give the juice into the water, there after cooling, squeeze out the remaining juice from the pulp through the gauze. Secure the dye with a pinch of citric acid.
How to make a natural dye at home red of juicy red fruits? To do this, boil cherries, raspberries, strawberries and cranberries, currants, pomegranates, etc., or use squeezed juice. The intensity of the coloration will depend on the concentration injected. Do not forget only that soap with such natural dyes has a limited shelf life.
To learn how to dye soap with a natural dye, read our article: Natural red dye for soap
How to make an orange dye
Orange dye for soap is turmeric powder dissolved in water; 1/3 tsp sea buckthorn oil or 0.5 tsp rosehip oil per 100 g of soap base. Annatto seeds infused in the soap from scratch, infused for 24 hours, in base oil pre-heated in a water bath will give an orange color. Attractive to get bright orange soap interspersed with dried and crushed orange peel. Maximum grated carrots give a rich orange color to dough and vegetable dishes.
How to make a yellow dye
Yellow natural dye for soap can be obtained from spices, curry, turmeric and saffron (pre-pounded in water or oil) (with caution, an allergen). Dried chamomile and calendula flowers insist on warmed base oil, make a decoction or add it in a dry form, and as a result products with not dissolved particles are obtained from bodily to bright yellow tones. Rosehip oil, added 1/3 tsp. 100 g of soap base will give a light yellow shade and nourishing effect. Dye yellow citrus peel, and all the same carrots, in small concentrations.
About natural yellow dyes and their features in soap making, read the article: “Natural yellow dye in soap”
Milky – beige dye
Natural green dye
Green dye, how to make a natural dye for soap? Still turn to natural products. You can use herbal teas or enter with water powdered sage, parsley, dill, algae, alfalfa. Fresh chopped spinach, parsley and dill can be added in the form of mashed potatoes or juice. Will give green color to spirulina soap and chlorophyll. Known since childhood, “Zelenka” up to 5 drops per 100 g of soap base, will beautifully paint New Year’s soap green, but do not overdo it, it can stain the skin. Henna, diluted in water, will add tone to the product from the color of light olives to green.
More about green natural dyes in soap, read our article: “Natural green dye for soap”
How to make a blue (cyan) dye
Blue, cyan natural dye for soap can be obtained powder of dried indigo root or blue clay, ground with water or in oil. Chamomile essential oil will give the desired color of 5-7 droplets per 100 g of soap base. Different shades of blue will add broths and juices of blueberries, red cabbage, blackberries, grape juice and eggplant skin juice.
How to make a purple dye
How to make a brown dye
Brown dye for soap is chocolate, coffee grounds, cocoa in a 15% ratio to the total mass. Powdered cloves, tea brewing (5%) and karkade tea (hibiscus). All of the listed components can reduce the soap content and in some cases cause allergies. How to make natural food dyes with their own hands, at home, brown shade, and not allergenic? You can use sugar, heated in a griddle with the addition of water, in the ratio of 2.5: 1, just do not turn the future dye into a candy.
How to make a white dye
White dye for soap is not replaceable titanium dioxide (0.5-1)%, previously diluted in glycerin or oil for uniform distribution in a soap base. For culinary masterpieces, creams, soups, etc., you can use powdered sugar, sour cream, cream and milk.
How to make a natural black, gray dye
Black, gray, natural dye for soap can be obtained from powdered activated carbon pounded with water. Such a soap can produce black foam, and a scrubbing effect. The mineral magnet in the powder, diluted with water, also gives black color and scrub properties. Dead sea mud mixed with glycerin, black clay, a concentrated solution of coffee and poppy seeds, can also serve as black dyes. Beautiful black color gives food coloring – cuttlefish ink.
To learn about all the specifics of the coloring of soap in black, with natural dyes, read our article: “Natural dye of black in soap”