Many soap makers prefer to maximize the naturalness of their product and love natural dyes for handmade soaps. We analyze the natural dye in black, and from what products it is obtained.
How to make a natural black dye
- Activated carbon – from gray to black, crush the tablet and grind it in glycerin.
- The mud of the Dead Sea is a gray-muddy shade, mixed with glycerin, before “making friends” with a soap base.
- Coffee – food dye, gives from brownish color to black.
- Magnetic iron ore, magnet (mineral) – black dye for soap.
- Poppy seeds – food colors in the soap, the particles from blue-gray to light black.
- Black clay – from gray to black.
- Cuttlefish ink is a natural black food coloring dye that gives a beautiful black color.
Black dye at home
Using natural black dye for soap, you not only darken the soap, but also give it useful properties, for example, scrubbing properties appear, cleaning and regenerating functions are added. With a minus, we note a non-saturated shade; in the soap, during storage, such paints fade and may stir up the soap; natural dyes also migrate (true for multi-colored soap) and sometimes stain the foam, as in the case of activated charcoal. It is not always convenient to use such dyes in soap with mini details. However, the naturalness of black dyes sometimes outweighs the balance in their favor.
Read more about natural dye in our article: Natural Dyes for Soap.