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Calendula, dried

$2.00$3.75

Calendula, dried

$2.00$3.75

Dried whole Calendula flowers, perfect for infusing oils. The petals are lovely sprinkled on top of soap or added to bath salts. For infusing, the whole flower is preferred so that the oil can take up all the properties of the Calendula flower. Calendula infused oils are easy to add to lotions, lotion bars, salves, and to soap. The container for the 2 ounce size is perfect for infusing. Just take the top off, fill the container with liquid oil of your choice, and set it aside for a few weeks. Strain the oil — Ta Da!!

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chamomile
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Chamomile, dried

$3.50$5.50

Chamomile, dried

$3.50$5.50

Whole dried Chamomile flowers add a fresh scent reminiscent of a meadow to potpourri or to bath salts. Chamomile infused oils are easy to add to lotions, lotion bars, salves, and to soap. The container for the 3 ounce size is perfect for infusing oils. Just take the top off, fill the container with liquid oil of your choice, and set it aside for a few weeks. Strain the oil — Ta Da!!

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Lavender tiger swirl
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Lavender Buds, Organic

$6.00

Lavender Buds, Organic

$6.00

2 ounces of dried whole Lavender Buds. Excellent for bath salts, potpourri, and anywhere else you want the whole bud. For use in soaps, we recommend grinding this lavender in a coffee grinder, as lavender will turn brown in soap. The ground flecks of lavender are more attractive in soap.

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Spirulina
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Spirulina Powder

$16.00

Spirulina Powder

$16.00

A very popular natural green colorant for soaps. When used in large amounts, can bring an oceanic scent to your soap. Great for pencil lines and for coloring embeds in soap.

 

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Alkanet
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Alkanet Root

$15.00

Alkanet Root

$15.00

A natural purple colorant for soap! To get the best results from this product, we recommend Ruth Esteves' excellent book on natural colorants, available through The Nova Studio's website, Coloring Soap Naturally. To purchase her book, Use This Link.

This Alkanet Root is cut and sifted, so can only be used in oil infusions. 4 Ounces in a resealable bag.

Makes a lovely dusky purple color after cure. But be aware, it can turn a startling royal blue color in the raw soap batter. If you want a purple swirl in your soap, you will have to divide your soap formula in half and make a colored batch and an uncolored batch, and then combine them in the mold.

Did you know that alkanet was the original pH indicator in litmus strips?? Yes, it was. Which explains why it can shift color while the soap is fresh.

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Spearmint
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Spearmint, dried

$1.70$3.45

Spearmint, dried

$1.70$3.45

Dried cut Spearmint leaves. Great in a refreshing bath salt blend and good in soap, but they will go brown over time in soap. Ground fine, the effect isn't very noticeable. An perennial favorite. Keep out of direct sunlight.

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Paprika
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Paprika Powder

$12.00

Paprika Powder

$12.00

Brings a pale peach color to soap when using sparingly (added at trace) all the way to a dark orange when added to the lye solution in a heavy ratio. We recommend starting with 1/4 teaspoon per pound of oils in your soap recipe to start, all the way up to 1 teaspoon per pound of oils. When added at trace, paprika can be a bit scratchy, but in a mechanic's soap this can work to your advantage. Try infusing one or more of your oils with paprika — nice and smooth!

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