Alkanet root, or Alkanna tinctoria, is well known for its pigmentation properties. Dried herbs like alkanet root are primarily used for dying wood, fabrics, and the like. The whole root of the Alkanet Root is ground and then mixed with other products or oils to color them. As far as organic herbs go this is one of the most sought after for its coloring property. Organic bulk herbs like Alkanet Root need to be ground to use it as a powder. It is used in soaps, lotions, and make-up products across the world.
Infuse in a carrier oil for 1/2 hour to one day to make your lip gloss or salve pink.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Not to be used while nursing. For external use only. Do not apply to broken or abraded skin.