Natural Colorants for DIY Skin Care

In natural skin care and cosmetics, colors are safely created with mineral pigments (micas and oxides) and ground herbs, roots, and seeds.

Micas are natural occurring minerals that have been purified and crushed/ground into very fine powder. They are popular in cosmetics and other handmade products since they add a natural shimmery finish. Cosmetic micas that contain ONLY mica minerals and iron/titanium oxide are considered natural – there are some available on the market that are colored with FD&C colorants, such as blue and green (which we do not promote on our site).

Ground herbs and roots can create a vast array of natural colors. While they can be added to handmade soap recipes directly, they are most effectively used in lip colors through infusion.

It is important to note that both micas and ground plant materials must be labeled as cosmetic grade to be used safely in any skin care or cosmetic recipe.

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Alkanet Root Powder • Arnebia nobilis

Alkanet root creates a light to deep red color without shimmer and is commonly used to make natural cosmetics and handmade soaps.

In addition to being a natural colorant for personal care products, alkanet root powder also contains antioxidants which benefits skin cell regeneration. A clean beauty win all around.

Indigo Powder • Indigofera tinctoria

Indigo is a 100% natural colorant that is used to dye a very wide variety of things: fabric, hair, skin, and soaps.

This powder is used in our Fresh Indigo Moisturizing Cold Process Soap recipe, and the color can range from a light green to almost black depending on how much you use and if you insulate your soap.

A very fun colorant to experiment with for a huge range of handmade items!

Black Mica Mineral

This black mica powder is perfect to darken any shade and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

Bronze Mica Mineral

This bronze mica powder is perfect for adding an interesting depth to a variety of lip colors and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

Copper Mica Mineral

This copper mica powder is perfect for shimmery brown shades and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

Coral Mica Mineral

This coral mica powder is perfect for shimmery pink shades and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

Crimson Mica Mineral

This crimson mica powder is perfect for adding slight red tones and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

Dark Brown Mica Mineral

This deep brown mica powder is perfect for darker shades and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

Gold Mica Mineral

This gold mica powder is perfect for adding a unique shine to neutral shades and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

This light brown mica powder (which is actually a muted cherry red) is perfect for creating a sheer barely-there base and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

Red Orange Mica Mineral

This red orange mica powder is perfect for deeper pink shades and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

Satin Lace Mica

This satin white mica powder is perfect for colorless lip products and lightening bolder colors, and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

White Sparkle Mica Mineral

This white sparkle mica powder is perfect for pale shimmery shades and can also be used in handmade bath bombs, soaps, and candle-making.

Mica flakes by Eye Candy are ground up into an incredibly fine powder so that no texture is felt on the skin when applying lip products or using soap. The absolute best in the industry.

For a visual example, see our Mica Tinted Lip Balm Tutorial.

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