Carmine is More Than Just a Bug ... - Gone Swatching xo
Specifically, it’s an insect called the cochineal and it is harvested, crushed to a powder, which is treated with an ammonia or sodium carbonate solution, filtered and then treated again to create the deep, vibrant red. In fact it’s not just red. Depending on the processing pink, red, purple or orange can also be achieved. It takes about... Read More