Natural Earth and Mineral Pigments

Natural Earth Paint

Natural Earth Paint

Non-toxic and high quality Natural Earth and Mineral Pigments.

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  • Ultramarine Purple Ultramarine Purple
  • Brilliant Yellow Brilliant Yellow
  • Emerald Green Emerald Green
  • Venetian Red Venetian Red
  • Yellow Ochre Yellow Ochre
  • Terre Verte (Green) Terre Verte (Green)
  • Ultramarine Blue Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Umber Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Umber Raw Umber
  • Raw Sienna Raw Sienna
  • Black Ochre Black Ochre
  • Titanium White Rutile Titanium White Rutile
  • Orange Ochre Orange Ochre
  • Violet Ochre Violet Ochre
  • Mayan Red Mayan Red
  • Natural Gold Mica Natural Gold Mica
  • French Turquoise French Turquoise
  • Natural Copper Mica Natural Copper Mica
  • Silver Mica Silver Mica

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Non-toxic and high quality Natural Earth and Mineral Pigments.

The non-toxic and high quality Natural Earth and Mineral pigments are available in 2 different sizes.

3oz (approx 85g) and 1 lb (approx 453g). The pigments are packed in biodegradable bags.

Why use these pigments?

  • Non-toxic
  • High quality
  • Natural Earth and Mineral
  • Using biodegradable bags
  • Lots of different uses 
  • Made in the USA
  • Conform to US Safety Standards ASTMD-4236
  • Vegan

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How to mix paint? Scoop a small mound of pigment (one or two tbsp.) on a palette, piece of glass, or flat container. Make an indentation in the centre like a volcano, slowly add a small amount of refined walnut oil, and mix thoroughly with a palette knife until the thick paste forms. Adjust amounts of oil and pigment until you get a thick paste consistency. 

That is it! You have just made the most archival, radiant and pure paint that is free of any fillers, stabilizers, preservatives, heavy metal toxins and petroleum-based pigments. 


  • If desired, you can mix up the entire packet of pigment and store in an aluminium tube or airtight container
  • These paints mix perfectly with any brand of conventional tubed oil paints. Feel free to use a combination of the two
  • If you run out of walnut oil, you can use any refined walnut or linseed oil. Walnut oil is preferred as Linseed oil has a tendency to "yellow" a painting as it ages

How to thin paint: The use of solvents (as a paint thinner and brush cleaner) is a relatively recent development in the art history. Instead of solvents, traditional oil painters such as Rembrandt typically used walnut or linseed oil to thin their paint and clean their brushes. These days you can either use the Eco-Solve which is a 100% plant-based and non-toxic paint thinner or the refined Walnut oil.

Eco criteria

Eco Product selection criteria

When we source our products, we try to find as many environmental benefits as possible. We source eco products that do not cause any unnecessary harm to our environment.
This particular product matches the following critera (click on each to see other products matching the same):

All of our eco criteria explained

Made from recycled materials or is recyclable

Recycling has many benefits like saving energy, conserving raw materials, reducing the amount of stuff that goes to landfills and it's also saving you money. 2.5 Million Tons of waste go to landfills each year (8kg per person/week) 3/4 could be saved by re-using, recycling and composting. Re-duce, Re-use, Re-cycle!

Contain no toxins or harmful ingredients

Many people suffer from allergies, asthma and other sensitivities because of products that contain toxins or otherwise harmful ingredients. Most of these products are used inside the house eg. for cleaning, as body care products, as a detergent and so on. We try to source products that are mostly natural and do not cause any harm to you or your environment.

Be compostable or biodegradable

What is the difference? Compostable materials provide the earth with nutrients once it has completely broken down. Biodegradable materials refer to the ability of breaking down and return to nature. Buying products that are compostable and/or biodegradable will help to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills.

Fairly traded or Fairtrade certified

At the beginning of most production chains are the workers and farmers (producers). Sadly they do not always get a fair share of the benefits of the trade. You as a consumer can now make a conscious decision about buying fairtrade or fairly traded products and putting this right.

Reduce the dependence on oil

Many household items are made of plastic. Because plastic doesn't react chemically with most other substances, it doesn't break down or decay. Therefore, plastic poses a significant environmental problem as it hangs around in the environment for a very long time. We stock many products that use little or no plastic in order to reduce our dependence on oil.

Cruelty free

The testing on animals for cosmetic and consumer products needs to stop. Whether you decide to buy only vegan products, or just start incorporating more cruelty-free products into your life, it's definitely worth to go animal friendly. The products we source are cruelty-free and do not harm or kill animals in their making.
About Natural Earth Paint

Natural Earth Paint

Natural Earth Paint is committed to a truly eco-friendly business model as reflected by their prestigious Gold certification from Green America. They continue to use locally made, 100% post consumer recycled packaging, biodegradable plastic bags and recyclable glass bottles. They also operate out of a 100% solar powered facility.

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We use absolutely no plastic for packaging your orders and try to keep the packing material to a minimum. 
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Love love love these earth pigments. Wish it would sell in bulk volumes. Otherwise great colors to work with, it's quality is just something else 100% recommended.

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Best Pigments I've found in NZ!!

I bought these to make my own paint and they are the best quality pigments I've found in NZ by far. They are beautiful colours and wet out nicely and will make great dispersions for acrylic paint. I highly recommend these pigments for all types of home made paint or even to colour resin but only a pinch as they're very very strong. I will definitely be ordering these regularly from now on and thanks to Dunja for such great service too

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