alkanet Root CS

Alkanet Root CS
16 oz Net Wt.

2 Reviews
16 oz Net Wt ( 1 lb )
Product Code: ALKN-HB

Alkanet Root (Alkanna tinctoria), Alkanetordyers' bugloss, is a plant in the borage family Boraginaceaewith a bright blue flower that is commonly used to provide a red dye.

Alkanet is also known asorchanet, Spanish bugloss or Languedoc bugloss.
Its name comes from the Spanish word alcana, from Arabic al-hena, after henna.

Alkanet is grown in the south of France and on the shores of the Levant. It has a dark red root of blackish appearance externally but blue-red inside, with a whitish core. The root produces a fine red coloring material which has been used as a cloth dye and to give color to tinctures, vegetables oils, wines, varnished, etc.
It was often used to improve the appearance of poor grades of port and similar wines, and to give the appearance of age to port wine corks.
It is commonly used today as a food ccoloring E103 (alkannin).

It was listed in the 1918 Dispensatory of the United States of America as a colouring agent.

Alkanet is traditionally used in Indian food under the name "Ratan Jot", and lends its red color to some versions of the dish Rogan Josh. Ratan Jot is one possible derivation of the famous curry's name.

Use Alkanet as a dye to give shades of burgundy and purple in an alkaline dye bath. Extracted initially with alcohol will enhance the color. To use in soap making as a natural colorant, allow to steep in heated oil for 1/2 hour or more, then use the colored oils in your soap blend as usual. It will produce a pale to dark purple with a slight bluish tint depending on the pH.

Alkanet is an excellent pH indicator. As your soap cures you can actually see the color turn from a slightly gray color to an almost pinkish purple. It can also be used in lip balms and makeup for shades and colorant.


Colors on the website are represented as close as possible to the color they appear.
Many colorants may be pH sensitive and can change shade or color depending on pH. .
No final color is not implied or guaranteed in any final formulation or soap.
The customer is responsible for all final results and small batch testing is recommended.

Ingredient: Alkanet Root

Certificate of Analysis

Alkanet Root C/S
Botanical/INCI: Alkanna tinctoria
CAS# 85251-58
Product Classification: Dried Herb for use in skincare and soap

Product Qualifiers and Purity: 100% Pure & Natural, Wildcrafted, Pesticide Free
Meets FDA guidelines as GRAS

Grade: FCC, Food Grade
Origin: Europe

Product Characteristics
Form: Dried Root
Color: Red/Purple
Aroma: Faint Natural
Solubility: Water soluble. Oil soluble, alcohol soluble
Exposure to acids produces red
Exposure to alkalis produces blue

Storage: Ambient temperatures, dry conditions in a sealed container or bag
Shelf Life: 3 years

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Alkanet Root CS<br>16 oz Net Wt.



Average Rating:
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Shyamal Roy from Omaha, NE United States
January 16, 2017
Alkanet Root CS
I was happy to know that TNS had the item. I was impressed for a very efficient service, and the item came without any problem. It was the right material. I am glad that I found this store.
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Anonymous Person from MO United States
March 11, 2013
Alkanet Root
This is really good. I use it to color my lip balm.
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