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Safflower Petals Dried / Dyers' saffron / False saffron
Iran / China / Nepal
Dark Red / Orange to Yellow coloured dried petals. Also known as 'False Saffron' because it is a cheaper version of True Saffron. Tradionally in the Textiles Industry, Safflower Petals are used as a dye source for the Red/Orange pigment Carthamin also known as Natural Red 26 or Carthamus Red.
Suggestions for Use
Use these beautiful petals to add a splash of colour to pot pourri or to your bath salts. For Soapmaking, Infuse in a Carrier oil for the most beautiful delicate red colouring. Safflower can also be used to decorate cold process soap and add colour to Bath Bombs.
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