• Indigo extract cake. Indigofera tinctoria. Natural dye for fabric, paper & soaps. Soulful blues.

Indigo extract cake. Botanical extract of Indigofera Tinctoria. Natural dye for fabric, paper & soaps. Soulful blues. Freshest Dyes Always.

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$2.00 USD
 Indigofera Tinctoria also called true indigo is a legume, part of the bean family of plants, and is an excellent source of indigotin. Indigo cake / lump is beautiful to behold. It does help keep the dye in a compact form for long term storage.

Perfect for natural dyeing of fabrics, coloring soaps and bath products.

Sustainably sourced, fair trade supply. Bottled carefully in food grade jars at source in India.

September 2018. Freshest dyes. Always.

Wholesale pricing: Choose bags of 1.1 lb / 500 gram and above from the Buying Options to Save up to 20%.

Dye color: Shades of soulful blues.

Content: 100% botanical extract of Indigofera Tinctoria in dried lump form.

Storage: Store in dry, cool place away from light.

For your study of natural colors:

NATURAL SOAP COLOR by Jo Haslauer  is the perfect companion for your study of soap making with natural color.
WILD COLOR by Jenny Dean is a marvelous book to kick start one's study of natural dye techniques and color palettes. 
BRILLIANT COLOURS by Cheryl Kolander, doyen of natural dyeing, is another book of interest if one is interested in developing a very personal connection with natural colors.

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 Indigofera Tinctoria also called true indigo is a legume, part of the bean family of plants, and is an excellent source of indigotin. Indigo cake / lump is beautiful to behold. It does help keep the dye in a compact form for long term storage.

Perfect for natural dyeing of fabrics, coloring soaps and bath products.

Sustainably sourced, fair trade supply. Bottled carefully in food grade jars at source in India.

September 2018. Freshest dyes. Always.

Sold in convenient measurement units. Choose a measurement unit to suit your project requirement. Sample comes in handmade glass vial with metal cap (2 x 0.75 inches). Included dye will weigh approx 0.15 oz / 5g.

Many factors influence the color of a particular batch of indigo extract - the variety of plant itself, the time of harvest (early morning is the best), time to start processing after harvest of a crop (earliest the better, same day definitely), experience of personnel and so on. Not all indigo extracts are made alike or from the same variety of indigotin producing plants. Indigofera Tinctoria gives us a true indigo color. It is also known to produce the highest concentration of indigotin (the blue pigment we all love) among plants that provide us shades of indigo color. Yes, there are quite a few plants that give us blue. During botanical indigo extraction process of Indigofera Tinctoria, first batch out of the vat has highest quantity of indigotin (around 35%-36%) and is therefore termed 'first quality'. The second batch, scraped out of the bottom has substantially more plant materials and sediments and is termed 'second quality'. Indigotin content in this batch will be around 18%-19%.

AnneGeorges is a supplier of 'first quality' of indigo extract for the past 10 years. This is a 100% botanical extract produced exclusively from Indigofera Tinctoria, and sourced from one of the oldest indigo producing families in India. Being close to source of production, we pick up small batches from our producer's most current recent extraction cycle. Our customers receive freshest indigo extract which is only a few weeks old, not too dried out and releases color more readily.

Product Details

Dye color Shades of soulful blues.
Content 100% botanical extract of Indigofera Tinctoria in dried lump form.
Storage  Store in dry, cool place away from light.
Product Weight 150 g / 150 grams

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