Fashion & Beauty

Published on September 1st, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle


4 Natural Dyes from Healing Plants

indigo dye

Indigo-dyed yarn

2. Indigo

Long used as a strong dye producing deep to light blue shades, Indigo recently became a part of a study at the Department of Chemistry at the Barbados Community College in hopes of “greening” the fashion industry. The study will also make use of the local Sea Island Cotton to produce more naturally made attire. Wild indigo would easily be considered a pretty wild flower with striking blue flowers. It’s used mostly as an immune system builder like Echinacea and Elderberry and even along side these herbs.

{cc photo courtesy of milele on Flickr}

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Vivian Nelson Melle is a writer and life coach helping individuals, families, and businesses thrive. She supports small businesses especially in the areas of Green Living, Health, and Wellness. She can be found at and

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