Spirulina Powder, Organic - 4oz.|
Spirulina Powder, Organic
Arthrospira platensis. This finely powdered algea was once considered the super food for ancient civilizations such as the Aztecs. This is because they knew it contains at least 60% vegetable based protein, is packed full of essential amino acids, and also provides "good" carbohydrates, enzymes, and vitamins. In recent years this beautiful green powder has been studied for its health benefits ranging from cancer fighting, immunity boosting, and over all health benefits associated with its internal consumption.
To be used in cosmetics, you can achieve a beautiful deep green to soaps - either melt & pour or cold process. For cold process, add 1 tsp. at trace to a 5 lb. batch. For melt & pour, simply stir into a small amount of glycerin or melted soap, and run it thru a strainer. Add small amounts and stir until the depth of color you desire has been achieved. Since it is an algea, remember that the scent will be passed into the finished product. Keeping it at a low ratio, however, will limit the scent -- or it works great for any product designed to remind the buyer of the ocean. This product is organically grown and harvested. Food grade.