Indigo Powder

Size: 1 oz jar
Sale price$7.20


Natural indigo powder creates a denim blue color in cold process soaps. Our indigo powder has a very high natural dye concentration of 6.2% and is superior to most others available. A higher dye content results in a deeper blue.

INCI: Baphicacanthus Cusia (Nees) Bremek Powder

Ideal for:
• Soap
• Resin
• Crafts
• Wax Melts

• Use rate in cold & hot process soaps: 1 teaspoon per pound of oils.
• Use rate in melt & pour soaps: .5 teaspoons per pound of base.

~ More or less can be added to achieve your desired color. These usage rates are recommended for no colored lather. ~

Indigo can be incorporated into soap in many different ways:

• Add the powder directly to soap. This will result in a grayish-blue color.
• Add indigo to hot lye water and let it sit, then add it to soap. This will be darker blue.
• Oil infusion. Add the indigo powder to oils and apply low heat (i.e. crock pot). Let the indigo infuse into the oils for several hours and then add to soap. You may want to strain the oils to ensure you don't get any powder bits in your soaps.

We suggest trying all three methods to see which works best for you!

  • The majority of supplies Nurture Soap offers are made in America.
  • Many of our products are made in-house at our factory in Huntington, IN. 
  • We require documentation from all of our suppliers ensuring that all products are ethically sourced and no child exploitation is involved.
  • We will not buy from regions (such as India) that are known for utilizing children for labor.
  • We have a large recycling bin on site and we recycle all cardboard, plastic, etc.
  • All UPS shipments are shipped carbon neutral at no extra cost to you.

We care about the impact on our local communities, the earth, and all living creatures. We strive to make as little impact on the environment as possible.

All products Nurture Soap sells are cruelty-free and vegan. All products we offer have been thoroughly researched by us. We have personally visited the facilities of many of our suppliers to see for ourselves. We absolutely will not knowingly offer any product that may have been tested on animals by our suppliers or by third parties.

Carrie Jack - Animal enthusiast - Owner at Nurture Soap Inc. and mom to two rescue dachshunds (Mojo and Sadie) and three former stray cats (Kitty, Loki, and Homer) who rule the roost (and her heart)!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 174 reviews
Very Pretty But...

The outer edges of my soap discolored to a greyish/pink color. I have no idea what happened but it actually works with the pretty blue I got from the indigo in my CP soap. I'm curious to try again and see if I get the same results.


I love how it works with other colors!

Beautiful natural blue

I have been using Nurture's Indigo Blue for a few years now. It creates a very nice natural blue colour. I like to use it in combination with madder root powder to make beautiful Blue and Maroon swirls of natural colour. The result looks very bohemian!

Only once did I have it morph to a strange green, but I was using patchouli and I suspect the Fragrance Oil was the culprit.


I love this Indigo powder. I recently used this in one of my CP soaps and it came out a nice navy grayish blue. I heated the Indigo powder in oil for a couple of hours then used it on the top of my CP soap and in a swirl. The color came out very nice. For a darker gray it may be best to heat longer.


Wonderful natural color, will buy again