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 then be simply disposed of in their normal trash.