CTFA Name: Organic Paprika Powder
INCI Name: Capsicum Annum (Organic Paprika Powder)
Country of Origin: Spain
Packaging: Biodegradable bag
Description: Dark red fine powder; soft, earthy smell; spicy, sweet flavor
Applications: Skincare, Soap Manufacturing, Hair
Benefits: anti-oxidant, collagen boosting, brightening, limits production of melanin, high levels of natural beta carotene, wrinkle fighter, boosts circulation
Paprika is more than just a spice for chicken, it is also a spice for skin and hair care! Paprika powder is a lovely orange-red color and can be combined with Annatto or Turmeric to turn up the orange in your finished soap bars and skincare products.
Paprika powder can do more than just color your products! Paprika is high in beta-carotene, which converts to Vitamin A when applied to skin, and it helps boost circulation. This makes paprika great not only for anti-aging products but also for hair care products.
Paprika powder can be added directly to shampoo bars, hair masks or serums. The spice in paprika boosts circulation, which will help to increase hair growth and cleanse the scalp. You can use paprika dry, like a scalp scrub, or you can extract it into an oil (such as Organic Argan or Organic Avocado Oil), and create a hair and scalp treatment.
This same boost in circulation that you get on the scalp also helps the skin. Increased circulation means increase healing. Combined with the natural beta-carotene and natural vitamin C content, paprika can be a very fun ingredient to add to retinol and acne lines.
Looking to create a face scrub for your product line? Make sure to use clays and seed powders as they are powerful treatments and can be left on for 2-20 minutes, then scrubbed off to boost that power. Dry scrubs are an excellent way to get a scrub into the hands of your clients, without having to worry about a preservative. Just package in a bottle with a shaker lid or in a bottle with an easy pour opening, and then activate with water or an oil.
Are you new to using natural colorants for your soaps? Well, we have a wonderful book available to you from Kandra Churchwell, a natural soap maker from Arizona. She has done all the research for you and has wonderful information on how to get all the colors of the rainbow using just natural based colorants! Those books sell for $24.95 each and are totally worth it! You can add one to your cart now, or pick one up if you come into the shop.
You can create natural colorants for your soap, skin and bath products by extracting these into either oils or water, and you can do it via a fast method or a slow method. Kandra’s book covers everything you need to know!
Organic Paprika powder colorant is sold in ½-pound, 1-pound, 5-pound and 25-pound sizes. Any orders larger than 250-pounds please email us for pricing. Please note, this material is 100% plant based. Each batch may have a slightly different color. They are not chemically altered so there is no way to make every batch exactly the same.
This information is for reference only. These recommendations have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not mean to treat, cure or remedy any diseases.