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Annatto Seed Powder (Orange) - 10 g


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Natural Ground Annatto Seed Powder - 10 grams.

This natural bright orange colour pigment is ideal to use for soap, lip balm or general cosmetic applications.

It is composed of ground natural ground annato seeds. Annato seeds are commonly grown in India and Vietnam.

Please note, annatto seed powder varies in tone from a bright orange/
yellow shade to a dark reddish/orange shade, depending on where it has been grown. The photo shown should not be taken as actual representation of the colour of the annatto seed powder you will receive. 

This powder can be utilised in both melt/pour and cold processed soap and other oil based products such as lip balm. Oil dispersable product. 

HOW TO MAKE AN OIL INFUSION (for lip balm/CP soap): In an old saucepan, warm some vegetable oil such as sunflower/rice bran/olive oil etc (whatever oil you are using for your product!). It's best not to use coconut oil, unless you want a solid oil when it cools...Once the oil is warm/hot, then add the annatto powder to infuse. (You could probably do this in the microwave using a non plastic container due to staining). Heat until combined - there will be grainy residue remaining in oil, so strain the new orange coloured oil using an old colander/strainer and paper towel, muslin cloth or paper coffee filter, into a clear glass jug.  
It is recommended to use latex gloves during handling to avoid staining hands. There are no set rules about how much to use...it depends on what colour strength you require.

Use either water or oil as your substrate, depending on what your product is based on, oil or water :) Water infusions are best for water based melt/pour soap. 


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 13 February, 2014.