Sunshine – Natural Plant Dye

Sunshine, a very mellow, earthy yellow, made from natural plant dyes

INGREDIANTS:
Alum Mordant, Fusticwood

POSSIBLE WELLNESS BENEFITS: 
Powerful stimulant to the mental process. Increases alertness and cognitive abilities. Helps aid in digestion and dispels gloom. Associated with spiritual light and wealt. 

SOURCE: 
The dyestuff is the heartwood of a tropical tree related to the mulberry. It gives bright clear yellow when we mordant it with alum. The trees from which this dyestuff has been harvested have grown up wild in the Caribbean Island of the Dominican Republic. No tree is cut down for the harvest: only a large side branch is taken. All heartwood from the center of this branch is cleaned and planed by hand.

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Raisin – Gaia Conceptions Eco-Friendly Dye

Raisin is a gorgeous pinkish purple with brown undertones that can range from more lavender to burgundy.  Please note that this is one of our more unpredictable and inconsistent colors. You can see more examples of Raisin here.  Learn more about our low impact, eco-friendly dyes here

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Logwood – Natural Plant Dye

Logwood, an earthy drab purple, is one of our beautiful natural plant dyes.  

INGREDIANTS:
Alum Mordant, Logwood

 POSSIBLE WELLNESS BENEFITS: 
The logwood color is known to slow down an over-active heart; stimulate the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity). Bring sleep. Soothe mental and emotional stress and aids in detoxification. A wonderful color for meditation, contemplation, mysticism, spirituality and religion power. 

SOURCE: 
This exceptional logwood has been hand-harvested in association with Mama D.O.C.’s Logwood Project to help bring money and work to the natives of the small island. This Logwood has been harvested from the best old growth tree (70+ years) available. For the one tree that’s been harvested 10 have been planted. Special care has been taken to harvest and dry without aging and fermenting. Due to the attention it requires in production it is extremely rare. It produces excellent “Rust Red” colours and is what you need for making extracts. It has been quickly processed and dried to keep it’s anti-oxidant properties.

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Terra-cotta – Gaia Conceptions Dyes

Terra-cotta, a low impact dye, is like a standard clay flower pot or a cooking pumpkin. 

Low-impact dyes are dyes with a higher than average absorption rate, using less water in the rinse process and leaving less dye in the water.  This creates a lower impact on the environment plus these dyes do not contain heavy metals or toxic chemical mordants.  Read more about low-impact dyes here

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