Black Walnut Hull Powder makes a great two-part additive for soap. Not only will it color your soap a lovely nut-brown but is also good for treating eczema.
This powder contains vitamin C, zinc and juglone, a naturally occurring chemical that is antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and a fungicide. Because of this substance, herbalists often use black walnut hulls to treat various skin issues such as ringworm, minor skin infections, and eczema. It can also be used in facial soaps for those who suffer from acne.
To use Black Walnut Hull Powder as a soap colorant, add 1/4 cup powdered hulls to CP soap at trace and work in well. For melt & pour soap, blend with a small amount of heated glycerin to release the coloring, strain and add to the melted base, drop by drop until your color is achieved.
External use only! The safety of taking walnut hulls internally has not yet been established.
INCI: Juglans nigra (black walnut) hull powder
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