Mimosa Hostilis Dye Powder (Purple) 50g

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Powdered Mimosa Hostilis Inner Root Bark (purple).

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Mimosa Hostilis Inner Root Bark, sustainably produced and ethically sourced.

Mimosa – mimosa hostilis from Brazil powdered exclusively from inner root bark for best colour extraction. It is of the highest quality and consistently a best seller.

Our customers use mimosa hostilis inner root bark to recreate 17th and 18th century costume dresses and certain military uniforms. We also supply folks who work our finely shredded inner root bark into leather.

What is less well known is its traditional medical uses. Powdered mimosa is mixed with water and used as a painkilling treatment for bad teeth.

We sell mimosa as a dyestuff and although it has been processed without the addition of any other chemicals, we only recommend its use as a dye. Besides which, if you have a toothache get yourself to a dentist!

Fine powdered mimosa hostilis root bark (mhrb) buy mimosa in the uk

Mimosa is an extraordinary pioneer plant, a plant with remarkable properties.

Mimosa does very well after a forest fire, or other major ecological disturbance. It is a prolific pioneer plant It drops its leaves on the ground, continuously forming a thin layer of mulch and eventually humus. Along with its ability to fix nitrogen, the tree conditions the soil, making it ready for other plant species to come along.

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Alternative names for mimosa hostilis:

What we call Mimosa hostilis, you may hear called a variety of names:

  • Mimosa tenuiflora
  • Acacia hostilis
  • Acacia Jurema
  • Mimosa cabrera
  • Mimosa limana

….All different names for the same tree, although not always referring to the inner root bark..

Our colours, Your vision

Our supplier travels the world to find the best plants raised in the best way. He also selects the highest quality part of each plant, in this case root bark taken from the right depth. Our customers return again and again for bespoke professional projects and colourful fun at home.

We like to have a play with all our products, have a look at our first go dyeing with mimosa!

You can see PH and other factors will affect final colour, so you will need to do a little research on the methods you will use. Obviously fabric type will be influential, but also think PH level, temperature and pretreatments. All of our dyes can produce a range of colours.

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Additional information

Dimensions 27 x 20 x 2.5 cm
Size

20g, 50g

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