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Design Master Absorbit Dye

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Stem Dye for Fresh Cut Flowers
Absorbit color comes in 4 oz containers - Quick and easy way to dye fresh flowers.

Good reasons to make Design Master Absorbit stem dye your color tool for fresh flowers:

  • Save Effort... Absorbit is easy to use, just mix with hot water.

  • Save time... Absorbit's special formulation speeds up the stem

  • Save money... Absorbit's concentrated dye makes more than twice the tinting solution.

  • Can blend colors for so many options - see below!


specify: ice blue, larkspur blue, lavender, burgundy, holiday red, holiday green, yellow, purple, teal blue, deep blue, perfect pink, lime green or orange

This item is now only available in case quantity and is a special order. If you have a date needed please email us with color and date need by so we can check previous to your ordering the product.

Thank you!

Absorbit Dye - case
order number: flosf-dmasxx-06


1. For best results use only high quality flowers that have been dry-stored in the cooler.  Flowers kept in water before dyeing will absorb dye slower.
2. MIX THOROUGHLY 2-3 teaspoons of ABSORBIT per quart of warm (100-110 °F) water.  (8-12 teaspoons / gallon)
3. Strip lower foliage and RECUT stems.
4. Place stems in dye solution for 30-60 minutes. Long stemmed flowers should be taken from dye solution at the first sign of color above the calyx.
5. Remove flowers and rinse dye from bottom of stems.
6. Transfer flowers to water with flower food.
The flower color will continue to intensify as the remaining dye within the stems travels upward.


• Suggest using latex gloves while dyeing to protect hands from staining.
• Slightly stressed flowers will absorb the dye quicker. It is best to use dry-packed flowers.  If flowers have already been hydrated set them out of water for about 3-6 hours before dyeing.
• Not all flowers will absorb the color in the same amount of time. Carnations are very quick to dye while woody-type stems like roses will take longer.
• Roses sometime will have difficulty achieving even coloration. Keep the temperature of the dye mixture at 100-110°F/40°C during dyeing period. This can be done by inserting bucket into a water filled crock pot or on a heat table. If blossom appears spotty after dyeing time transfer to a bucket of warm water and allow hydrating further…overnight to a day.
• Do not increase concentration of dye. Formulation includes a wetting agent that is pre-calibrated.  Increasing the wetting agent will actually deter the uptake rather than its prescribed enhancement.
• The 4 oz can of Absorbit contains 22 teaspoons to make 11 quarts of formula.


Absorbit dyes are a powder that mixes with water. The solution is absorbed systemically (up the stem) and into the flower petals. When customers are done dying flowers they often will simply pour the remaining solution down the drain. The solution is nontoxic and may be disposed of this way. However, the strong color of the dye may cause some concern further down the water treatment system. The disposal method we recommend for leftover dye solution is that they absorb it into a material like sawdust, wood chips or newspaper. These may simply be disposed of in their normal trash.

Color Mixing Guide
These colors blend to create hundreds of colors to suit your every need!  Have fun experimenting!

Orange Shades:
3 parts Orange
1 part Yellow
1 part  Perfect Pink
4 parts Perfect Pink
1 part Orange
Sunshine Orange:
1 parts Yellow
3 part Orange
Sonia Rose:
1 part Perfect Pink
1 part Orange
2 parts Perfect Pink
3 parts Orange
Toasted Orange:
1 part Burgundy
9 parts Orange

Pink and Red Shades:

Cherry Red:
7 parts Holiday Red
3 parts Burgundy

Dusty Rose:
7 parts Perfect Pink
3 parts Lavender
3 parts Lavender
2 parts Perfect Pink
Pink Blush:
9 parts Perfect Pink
9/10 part Yellow
1/10 part Larkspur Blue

Blue Shades:

Colonial Blue:
8-1/2 parts Deep Blue
1-1/2 parts Orange

Navy Blue:
9-1/5 parts Deep Blue
4/5 part Orange
Sky Blue:
1 part Deep Blue
1 part Lavender
Steel Blue:
4 parts Deep Blue
1 part Orange

Dark Shades:

Autumn Bronze:
1 parts Burgundy
1 part Yellow
3 parts Orange

1 part Yellow
1 part Perfect Pink
1 part Burgundy
1 part Larkspur Blue
Dark Brown:
4-1/2 parts Orange
4-1/2 parts Perfect Pink
1 part Larkspur Blue
Light Brown:
4-1/2 parts Orange
4-1/5 parts Perfect Pink
3/5 part Larkspur Blue
Light Shades:
4 parts Yellow
1 part Orange
3 parts Yellow
1 part Orange
9 parts Yellow
1/5 part Burgundy

Green Shades:

3 parts Yellow
5-1/2 parts Larkspur Blue
1-1/2 parts Burgundy

4 parts Yellow
1 part Larkspur Blue
Deep Sea:
8-1/2 parts Teal
1-1/2 parts Perfect Pink
Forest Green:
4-1/2 parts Yellow
4-1/2 parts Larkspur Blue
1 part Burgundy
3 parts Yellow
7 parts Larkspur Blue
Kelly Green:
5-1/2 parts Yellow
4-1/2 parts Larkspur Blue
7 parts Yellow
3 parts Larkspur Blue
7-1/2 parts Yellow
1-1/2 parts Larkspur Blue
1 part Burgundy

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