Alkanet root is used as a coloring agent for soaps, lip balms and various cosmetic formulations. It imparts a ruby red color to oils and shades of pink, grey, blue or purple, depending upon the amount used and the alkalinity of the formulation.
INCI: alkanna tinctoria root extract
- soaps, lipbalms, salves, body butters
- use approx 5% macerate in vegetable oil
Storage: in a cool, dry place, protected from light
Cautions: do not inhale, do not ingest; cosmetic use