Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark Powder


Powdered Mimosa Hostilis Inner Root Bark (purple). The tough material has been ground to a fine powder exposing all the useful tannins and pigments, making the dye easy to use.

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Mimosa hostilis inner root bark from Brazil. A consistent fine powder for the most efficient extractions.

Finely ground powder releases more tannin.

MHRB is material with an extraordinarily high concentration of tannins. That is why it’s worth our time grinding the root bark so finely. Tanners will love the texture, which at stages of tanning will provide not only tannin, but also friction. Tanners use blades obliquely to remove fatty tissue and flesh from the hide. Afterwards, mimosa comes in to its own, “sanding” the skin and tanning as it goes. If you require a rougher texture mimosa, try our Fine Shredded Mimosa.

Similarly, anyone seeking to get the most pigment per pound (this is one of our most expensive dyes), will appreciate that the hard grind has been done. Smaller test samples are available of both our shredded and ground mimosa hostilis here.

We ship in plain old fashioned biodegradable packaging and even the cellophane bag will degrade in a municipal compost

The best part in the right way.

The highest quality part of each plant (in this case root bark taken from the right depth) is used here, no other part of the plant, so there is no unnecessary plant matter to get in your way.  Our customers return again and again for bespoke professional projects, they appreciate that the very fine-ground powder is so easy to work with.

Packed with tannins.

We supply mimosa hostilis inner root bark for tanning, dyeing and leather work. It’s absolutely packed with skin-preserving tannins. If you want to tan your own hides, this is a rich single-substance source.

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
  • MHRB

All different names for the same tree (more on Wikipedia).

Our colours, Your vision.

PH and other factors will massively effect final colour. Not for human consumption. Research the method you want use. Obviously fabric type will be influential, but also temperature and pretreatments. All of our dyes  can produce a range of colours. How you treat your fabric will have a fundamental effect on the results you produce, read more about natural mordants…

We do not supply mimosa for human consumption.


Weight N/A
Dimensions 27 × 20 × 2.5 cm

100g, 50g, 250g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg


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