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Dyes & Coloring
For Perfume Makers

Adding color to your perfume complicates the chemistry. The coloring ingredients could change the long term stability of your product. And it can change the aroma. In short, we don't recommend adding coloring to your perfume unless you have a compelling reason to do so. IF you add coloring, TEST ... TEST ... TEST to make sure that all is well with your product. TEST on YOUR skin. TEST again after some time has gone by. Be sure of what you are selling before you offer it for sale!

  • Spectra Colors Corp.
    This is a major industrial source of colorings for food and cosmetics.
  • The Chemistry Store
    Drug and Cosmetic grade dyes. Take care to understand how they are to be used. We have ordered SD-40B alcohol (Perfumers Blend) from the Chemistry Store with very satisfactory results.
  • From Nature With Love
    A variety of dye colors appropriate for cosmetic use. Their website also includes information on usages of the dyes and potential problems associated with certain colors. Also a source of fragrance oils and "designer" fragrance oils. The site is geared toward making skin care and bath products. Our order arrived promptly.
  • Le Melange Home Fragrances
    Colorings for soap, bath products, candles. Try dye colorings for lip balm (since they are used against the skin). They also sell fragrance oils and "designer type" fragrance oils. Based in Florida, international shipments are available. Our order arrived promptly with a reasonable shipping cost.
  • GoPlanetEarth.com
    A wide variety of colorings for soapmaking. Also many other soapmaking supplies. TEST CAREFULLY to see if the ingredients work in your perfume. TEST ON YOUR SKIN before selling to others. These colorings may work OK for you, but be sure before you commit to a large batch of perfume using one of them.