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Natural Soap Colorants

Acacia Flowers - maize yellow to golden brown
Agrimony (flowering tops) - Butter yellow
Alfalfa – Bright, medium green
Alkanet Root – maroon to indigo
Annatto Seed – yellow to orange
Azulene concentrate (obtained from German Chamomile, very expensive) only a drop or two is needed

Beet Root – pink to red
Bentonite (clay)- beige to green to grey
Blackberries - purple to blue
Black-Eyed Susan - Yellow - petals mixed in lye solution
Blue Chamomile essential oil - Robin's egg blue to light green
Brazilwood, sawdust - antique pink-mauve - powder sawdust, steep 2 tablespoonsin lye solution for every 5 pounds soap. Strain lye solution before using.
Butterfly Bush flowers - orange gold to golden brown.

Cabbage, Red - rose, but has been reported to stink in finished product
Calendula Petals - yellow. Petals retain color.
Canary Wood - maize yellow or tumeric gold
Carrots, shredded or ground - yellow to orange (beta-carotene)
Chamomile flowers and heads – yellow
Chlorophyll - medium greens
Cochineal powder– deep red
Chrysanthemum Leaves - yellow gold to green
Cinnamon, ground - tan to brown
Citrus essential oils (cold-pressed or steam distilled) - light to deep orange
Cloves, ground – brown
Cocoa powder– brown
Coffee/coffee grounds - brown to black
Comfrey - add dried comfrey to melted oils for dark green the more added, the darker green
Comfrey Root - light milky brown
Corn meal - blue to yellow (depending on the species)
Cucumber (peel?) - bright green
Curry powders - yellow
Cutch (gum arabic from mimosa tree) - brown

Daffodils - Bright yellow to deep gold
Dahlia/Coreopsis - Intense yellow to orange
Dill Weed – drab green

Elderberries (steeped in lye solution) - light brown
Elderberry Leaves - Yellow

Fennel - Mustard yellow

Geranium Leave, Red - dark purple to grey
Ginseng root - ?
Glacial Clays - Grey to brown
Goldenrod flowers - subtle yellow color
Grape leaves - intense yellow
Grass clippings (infuse in H2O) - med. green
Green Clay (French)/Montmorillonite- Med. to deep green
Green Tea - medium to dark green
Gum Weed/Gum Plant - yellow & gold

Hemp seed oil (unrefined) - medium to deep green
Henna, ground - olive to deep drab green - brown
Hibiscus, Red - purple
Horsetail (fresh sterile stems) - creamy yellow

Indian Corn, Purple - dark purple to maroon
Indigo root - deep blues, caution - can stain

Kaolin Clay - white
Kelp - green
Knotweed - Bight yellow to creamy yellow

Lady's Bedstraw (root) - Coral pink
Licorice Root - earthy yellow
Logwood - brick brown

Madder root - rosy red - purple - rich tomato red
Milks (goats and cow's) - tan to brown, depending upon sugar & fat content
Mimosa leave - warm brown or peachy tan
Morrocan Red Clay - Brick Red
Mugwort - Greenish gold
Mulberries, Black - red violet to dark bluish purple
Mulberry Leaves - yellow green
Myrtle Berries - maroon purple

Oolong tea extract - dark green to brown
Oregon Grape berries - purple

Palm or Palm kernel oils (unrefined) - yellows
Pansy hert tea - Orange
Paprika – light peach to salmon
Patchouli essential oil - light yellow to amber
Poppy Seeds - Blue-grey to light black specks
Pumice, ground - grey
Pumpkin, pureed - deep orange

Queen Anne's Lace - yellow

Rattanjot – lavender to purple
Rose Pink Clay - Brick red
Rosehips - boiled, mashed, and strained. Added to rebatch will give red
Rosehip seeds, ground - light tan to deep brown
Rosehip powder - pinkish tan

Safflower Petals- yellow to deep orange; petals retain color
Saffron - yellows - ground petals produce warm yellow
Sage - olive (sage) green
Sandalwood, Red - Purple
Sea Clay - drab green
Seaweeds - yellows to greens
Soapwort powder - starts bright lime green, but fades to muddy, earthy greenish yellow
Sorrel (root) - Soft pink
Spinach – light green
Spirulina/Blue-Green Algae – blue-green
St. John's Wort - Yellow
Staghorn Sumac Berries, dried powder - caramel brown

Titanium Dioxide- bright white
Tumeric – gold to amber

Walnut hulls & leaves - Hulls and shell of Persian walnut give yellows and browns. Leaves of American walnut produce brown
Wheat Germ - yellow orange
Woad (leaves) - Blue

Yarrow, leaves & flower heads - yellow-gold
Yellow Illite (clay) - light yellow



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