Well, as a follow-up to my last post, and at my friend Cocobong's request....
a photo of two very different results using Alkanet Root Powder in natural handmade soap:
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Now, before I get down on Alkant Root, I must remind myself that I wasn't quite satisfied with the lovely mauve color of the natural soap on the right.....it just wasn't lavender enough. So I added maybe an extra half-teaspoon to the next batch (otherwise identical) and WHOA -"That ain't lavender, Sally!" Of course the soap is perfectly fine & smells divine....but I think I liked the mauve color better! (Perhaps I should sometimes leave well-enough alone???)
So -there you have it! The Soap Sister has definitely not mastered Alkanet Root (or much else, for that matter!) Natural coloring in handmade soap is not, it would appear, an exact science....but it certainly isn't boring, either. Plus it keeps me humble, and that is always a good thing!
Have a lovely day, soap fans!