​Colorant Safety

Safe for pets, plants and the environment.

All BASF colorants are certified as safe and produced with rigid quality-control measures.


For example, independent laboratory studies conducted by Stillmeadow, Inc., showed that BASF Mulch Magic® Mulch Colorant contains no detectable volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and determined it poses no toxic risk to skin, eyes, lungs and internal systems. 

  • Raw materials used to make these colorants come from naturally occurring colors found in the earth's surface.
  • Colorants are specially formulated to be nontoxic to people, plants, animals and aquatic life when used as intended.