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Paulaenos

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Hello again friends. I am looking for an all natural orange colorant for my soaps. I purchased Moroccan orange clay, but this ends up looking like a terra cotta color. I am having a hard time finding anything that isn’t too brown, terra cotta colored or yellow. I also tried Annato infused oil and pumpkin, but this end up being closer to dark yellow. Does anyone have recommendations?
 
You could try red palm oil if you're not opposed to palm oil. This was made with between 25-30% red palm oil. Stained my white mould a bit but looks very close to an orange colour.

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I have had good results with paprika infused oil. This soap was made with different percentages of paprika infused oil and annatto infused oil (yellow).
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Wow these soaps are amazing!
I have had good results with paprika infused oil. This soap was made with different percentages of paprika infused oil and annatto infused oil (yellow).
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these are amazing!

You could try red palm oil if you're not opposed to palm oil. This was made with between 25-30% red palm oil. Stained my white mould a bit but looks very close to an orange colour.

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You could try red palm oil if you're not opposed to palm oil. This was made with between 25-30% red palm oil. Stained my white mould a bit but looks very close to an orange colour.

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beautiful!

I have had good results with paprika infused oil. This soap was made with different percentages of paprika infused oil and annatto infused oil (yellow).
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Have you tried pureed carrots? This would probably give you more of a yellow color. This could be substituted for part of the liquid. Here is a link to info on natural colorants.
https://www.mullerslanefarm.com/soapcolors.html

Yellow is what I get. I only use about 3 tablespoons in my 1 lb batch, though. I blend it into my oils before adding the lye solution.
 

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You could try red palm oil if you're not opposed to palm oil. This was made with between 25-30% red palm oil. Stained my white mould a bit but looks very close to an orange colour.
Ditto on red palm oil. It produces a very pretty, creamy looking orange. The soap on the left is with 32% palm oil and the soap on the right is 15% palm oil. The color of the photo on the left is not accurate. It doesn't do justice to the very pretty orange. The colors on the right (for 15% are fairly accurate. I used less palm oil as I was going for yellow, not orange. Even at 15%, it probably verged more towards the orange than I had hoped. The non yellow part of the soap was with a separate batch of oil, it is really hard to get white or blue if you are working with red palm . The red palm makes an orange suds. I haven't tried the batch on right yet, so can't say how it will behave in the shower. I don't think it stained my silicone mold. I'm still using the mold and it's still pink... with no traces of orange- I probably washed it with soap.
 

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To get a good orange color you are best off to use Paprika (sweet). Infuse it for a long time, make a strong infusion to begin with and leave it to infuse as long as you can. I dont even think of using any of my infusions before 8 - 12 weeks and I consider those young. I much prefer 6 months or more.

Paprika is long lasting and very successful with many shades of orange.

Turmeric is a ph indicator starting out red and going more of a yellow orange and finally a yellow. Annatto is what they use to color cheese and you can get an orange but again it would have to be a long strong infusion The two soap photo is annatto on the left and paprika on the right. Both using the Freya (alcohol) method. The line up shows all the shades you can get using turmeric, annatto, paprika and other plants once the soap is cured (8 weeks for me).
 

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To get a good orange color you are best off to use Paprika (sweet). Infuse it for a long time, make a strong infusion to begin with and leave it to infuse as long as you can. I dont even think of using any of my infusions before 8 - 12 weeks and I consider those young. I much prefer 6 months or more.

Paprika is long lasting and very successful with many shades of orange.

Turmeric is a ph indicator starting out red and going more of a yellow orange and finally a yellow. Annatto is what they use to color cheese and you can get an orange but again it would have to be a long strong infusion The two soap photo is annatto on the left and paprika on the right. Both using the Freya (alcohol) method. The line up shows all the shades you can get using turmeric, annatto, paprika and other plants once the soap is cured (8 weeks for me).
I love this! Beautiful! However, I now need you to explain the "Freya (alcohol)" method. Google is not giving me much~ Thanks!
 
I made this yesterday using an orange oxide, turmeric & a mica called firefly yellow. I infused the dandelions in olive oil. I added TD also to the plain batch color. Turned out pretty nice.
 

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