Much more concentrated than its whole counterpart, Annatto Seed Powder produces a yellow to deep orange color, depending on the amount used.
Annatto Powder should be infused into a liquid oil of choice (olive oil, for example) to obtain a nice yellow to orange color to with which to tint your soap. Infuse your oil for a minimum of one full week, shaking occasionally, Strain through a coffee filter before use. In a hurry? Heat your oil infusion and allow the annatto seed powder to infuse for a couple of hours on low heat. Strain in a coffee filter and use. Excess oil can be bottled for later use.
Usage Rate: 1 tsp to 16 oz of oil for a pale yellow; 4 tsp in 32 oz of oil for a darker orange.
Part of Plant: Seeds
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Recommended for: Cold Process, Melt & Pour, Bath Bombs, Creams and Lotions
INCI: Bixa Orellana Seed Powder
SDS Info: Annatto Seed Powder is non-hazardous and does not fall within the labeling requirements of the USDA regulations 29 CFR 1910.1200 or EU Directive 1999/45/EC. As such, it is exempt from SDS requirements.