Blue holy water

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  Is it permissible to use food essence to colour holy water blue so a person knows the water is special?  I presume colored water is not to be used for baptism.


I don’t know of a specific rule that forbids adding food essence to holy water, but I don’t recommend it. Holy water is water. Its special nature is designated by its container, placement, blessing and usage. Not by food coloring.