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Botanicals: Herbs & Natural Dyes (see disclaimer)


Burdock Leaf: Green dye; infuse oil


Calendula: Acne control, helps soothe cuts and bruises, keeps wounds sterile; cleaner, toner, and astringent; used in healing salves and to prevent diaper rash; gargle with Calendula Tea to relieve sore throat; infuse oils for a light yellow soap


Chamomile: Anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antibacterial, fungicidal, nerve sedative; excellent skincare remedy, providing soothing calming and cleansing benefits useful for burns, blisters, inflamed wounds, dermatitis, eczema, rashes and wounds


Cinnamon: Warm brown speckles; add small amount at beginning of melting, too much will cause scratchy soap


Cocoa Powder: Chocolate brown; slight cocoa scent; 1 t per pound oils at trace


Dandelion Leaf: Green dye: 1-2 T powder per pound of oils added at light trace, or infuse oils; contains many important minerals and vitamins such as vitamins A, C, and D, as well as zinc, copper, potassium, calcium, and magnesium; helps the toughest cases of cracked, dry skin by adding moisture; alleviates inflammation and soreness; one of the most useful plants to reduce joint pain and aching muscles


Dandelion Flower: Contain magnesium, which can help relax the muscles; source of beta-carotene which is an antioxidant than can help protect cells from damage; contain Vitamin C

French Green Clay:  Removes impurities from skin, good for oily or troubled skin as it is very soothing and may help to temporarily reduce sebum levels


Lemon Peel (dried): yellow speckles in soaps


Orange Peel (dried): ground up adds subtle orange color


Parsley: Adds green specks to soap; add ¼ C finely chopped to soap; soak in lye water for light green soap


Paprika: Peach to melon-orange dye; infuse in liquid oil and strain


Peppermint Leaf: Greenish hue; chopped or ground


Spirulina: All-natural blue-green algae; produces bluish green hue in soap; add 1 ½ - 2 t at trace or infuse into oils


Turmeric: Dark yellow dye, good color for citrus blends; ¼ t-1 T per pound of oil added at trace

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