Madder Extract - is one of the oldest and most frequently used dyestuffs known to man. There are 2 varieties Rubia tinctoria or Rubia cordifolia. Earthues Madder extract is made from Rubia tinctoria. Madder has an extensive history in Turkey, India, and Iran and it is still used in these countries today. The secret for Turkey Red, a deep rich madder red color was guarded for centuries throughout Central Asia. Even today madder red is considered a mysterious color. Madder dyes to its truest red color with an aluminum mordant in hard water. Add calcium carbonate (Tums) if your water is soft. Earthues Madder Extract extract yields lovely deep orange-red to deep red colors.
Color - Mandarin to Burnished Orange