Liquid Logwood Extract




We are pleased to offer a new, easy-to-use liquid logwood extract formulation.

Logwood Extract–Logwood (Haematoxylum campechianum) originates from the Yucatan region of Mexico. It is naturalized throughout Central America and parts of the Caribbean. It was also known as Palo de Campeche or Campeche wood. Like cochineal, logwood extract was one of the valuable dyes from the New World. As a result, Spain and England went to war over regions that were lush with logwood trees in an effort to control the lucrative logwood dye trade.

Logwood yields a rich, deep purple and was used as a base or “bottom” for the desirable dark purple and black colors of European fashion and aristocracy.  It was in such high demand that in the 18th century, nearly all black dyed cloth was colored from Logwood. We use it today as a traditional textile dye, a laboratory stain and for dyeing sutures. Logwood by itself is not particularly lightfast, so keep from bright sunlight. Its lightfastness increases and the color darkens to a near black with added iron. In addition, if your water is neutral or acidic, a little soda ash in the dyebath will enrich the purple tone on wool and silk fibers. We carry a superior grade of logwood extract from managed plantations that produces rich purple shades. In powdered form.

  • 25 grams of Liquid Logwood extract will dye approximately 250 grams of fiber (9 ounces) to a dark shade
  • Use Liquid Logwood at 10-15% wof for darkest shades
  • A tiny amount of Liquid Logwood at 0.5% wof will create silvery and smoky lavenders on silk.

Related items:

Logwood Chips

Iron (Ferrous Sulfate)

Learn more:

How to Dye with Natural Dye Extracts

Recipe: How to make black with logwood

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4 oz (113 g), 16 oz (454g)

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