Not your usual indigo dye, our dried and ground Tropical Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) leaves are in powder form and need to be extracted before creating your vat.
Dried leaf powder uses the same method as a fresh leaf extraction, except with a shorter soak time. Cheesecloth works well as a strainer.
Besides its traditional use as a hair dye typically for Black Henna, a growing number of dyers are using this product successfully for their indigo fermentation vats as the source of sugar/bacteria for reduction. This process would still require indigo blue (extracted) paste or powder.
Your purchase contributes to the revitalization of traceable plant-based dyes and helps to fight climate change.