Also known as rattan jot
Botanical Name - Batschia canescens
Country of origin: Pakistan
The most effective way to use it as a natural colourant is to infuse your liquid oil; Add 1 tablespoon of powdered alkanet into 5 ounces of MCT (fractionated coconut oil) into a jar and let it infuse for a week or two shaking it once a day.
2 Tbsp. (filtered) infusion provides a nice purple to approximately 3 pounds (1.36 kg) of soap.