Gromwell Root CO2 Total Extract is obtained by supercritical fluid extraction using carbon dioxide as the solvent. The resulting oil is then deodorized and standardized by adding Organic Jojoba. The extract is mild in aroma and possesses a liquid consistency at room temperature. The natural composition of Gromwell Root CO2 Total Extract includes shikonin, acetylshikonin, deoxyshikonin, isobuyrylshikonin, isovalerylshikonin, a-methylbutyrylshikonin B-hydroxyisovalerylshikonin and B,B-dimethylacrylshikonin.These naturally occurring components impart a red hue to this premium quality CO2 extract. It will lean towards a blue-magenta hue in alkaline conditions. Gromwell Root CO2 Total Extract may be used in soaps, creams, lotions, balms, bath salts, scrubs and other formulations to incorporate the herbal benefits of the extract.
While this extract may be used for its herbal benefits in personal care products such as creams, lotions and balms, the FDA does not allow its intentional use as a color additive in such products. It may be used as a natural colorant in soaps as the FDA does not regulate the manufacturing or labeling of soap. A soap is defined by the FDA as a product intended for cleansing the skin. It must be made from a combination of alkali (lye) and fats/oils, and it cannot contain detergent agents.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil and Lithospermum Erythrorhizon (Gromwell) Root Extract