CSS Preprocessors

mix.sass('src', 'output', pluginOptions);
mix.standaloneSass('src', 'output', pluginOptions); // Isolated from Webpack build.
mix.less('src', 'output', pluginOptions);
mix.stylus('src', 'output', pluginOptions);
mix.postCss('src', 'output', [ require('precss')() ])

A single method call allows you to compile your Sass, Less, or Stylus files, while applying automatic CSS3 prefixing.

Though webpack can inline all of your CSS directly into the bundled JavaScript, Laravel Mix automatically performs the necessary steps to extract it to your desired output path.

Multiple Builds

Should you need to compile more than one root file, you may call mix.sass() (or any of the preprocessor variants) as many as times as is needed. For each call, webpack will output a new file with the relevant contents.

mix.sass('src/app.scss', 'dist/') // creates 'dist/app.css'
   .sass('src/forum.scss', 'dist/'); // creates 'dist/forum.css'


Let's review a quick example:


let mix = require('laravel-mix');

mix.sass('resources/assets/sass/app.sass', 'public/css');


$primary: grey

    background: $primary

{tip} For Sass compilation, you may freely use the .sass and .scss syntax styles.

Compile this down as usual (npm run webpack), and you'll find a ./public/css/app.css file that contains:

.app {
  background: grey;

Plugin Options

Behind the scenes, Laravel Mix of course defers to Node-Sass, Less, and Stylus to compile your Sass and Less files, respectively.
From time to time, you may need to override the default options that we pass to them.
You may provide these as the third argument to mix.sass(), mix.less(), and mix.stylus().

mix.sass('src', 'destination', { outputStyle: 'nested' });

Stylus Plugins

If using Stylus, you may wish to install extra plugins, such as Rupture.
No problem. Simply install the plugin in question through NPM (npm install rupture), and then require it in your mix.stylus() call, like so:

mix.stylus('resources/assets/stylus/app.styl', 'public/css', {
    use: [

Should you wish to take it further, and automatically import plugins globally, you may use the import option.
Here's an example:

mix.stylus('resources/assets/stylus/app.styl', 'public/css', {
    use: [
    import: [

That's all there is to it!

CSS url() Rewriting

One key webpack concept to understand is that it will rewrite any url()s within your stylesheets.
While this might initially sound strange, it's an incredibly powerful piece of functionality.

An Example

Imagine that we want to compile a bit of Sass that includes a relative url to an image.

.example {
    background: url('../images/thing.png');

{tip} Absolute paths for url()s will of course be excluded from url-rewriting. As such, url('/images/thing.png') or url('http://example.com/images/thing.png') won't be touched.

Notice that relative URL? By default, Laravel Mix and webpack will find thing.png, copy it to your public/images folder, and then rewrite the url() within your generated stylesheet.
As such, your compiled CSS will be:

.example {
  background: url(/images/thing.png?d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e);

This, again, is a very cool feature of webpack's.
However, it does have a tendency to confuse those who don't understand how webpack and the css-loader plugin works.
It's possible that your folder structure is already just how you want it, and you'd prefer that Mix not modify those url()s.
If that's the case, we do offer an override:

mix.sass('src/app.scss', 'dist/')
      processCssUrls: false

With this addition to your webpack.mix.js file, we will no longer match url()s or copy assets to your public directory.
As such, the compiled CSS will remain exactly as you typed it:

.example {
  background: url("../images/thing.png");

As an added bonus, when you disable url processing, your Webpack Sass compilation and extraction can compile far more quickly.

PostCSS Plugins

By default, Mix will pipe all of your CSS through the popular Autoprefixer PostCSS plugin.
As a result, you are free to use the latest CSS 3 syntax, with the understanding that we'll apply any necessary browser-prefixes automatically.

It's possible, however, that you'd like to apply additional PostCSS plugins to your build.
No problem. Simply install the desired plugin through NPM, and then reference it in your webpack.mix.js file, like so:

mix.sass('resources/assets/sass/app.scss', 'public/css')
       postCss: [

Done! You may now use and compile custom CSS properties (if that's your thing).
For example, if resources/assets/sass/app.scss contains...

:root {
    --some-color: red;

.example {
    color: var(--some-color);

...when compiled, you'll now see:

.example {
  color: red;


PostCss Without Sass or Less

Alternatively, if you'd prefer to skip the Sass/Less/Stylus compile step entirely and instead use PostCSS, you may do so via the mix.postCss() method.

mix.postCss('resources/assets/css/main.css', 'public/css', [

Notice that the third argument is an array of postcss plugins that should be applied to your build.

Standalone Sass Builds

If you do not wish Mix and Webpack to process your Sass in any way, you may instead use mix.standaloneSass(), which will improve the build time of your app drastically.
Just remember: if you choose this route, Webpack won't touch your CSS. It won't rewrite URLs, copy assets (via file-loader), or apply automatic image optimization or CSS purification.
If those features are unnecessary for your application, definitely use this option instead of mix.sass().

mix.standaloneSass('resources/assets/sass/app.scss', 'public/css');

{note} If you are using standaloneSass while watching for file changes with npm run watch then you will need to prefix imported files with underscores in order to flag them as partials (e.g. _header.scss, _alert.scss). Failing to do this will result in Sass compilation errors and/or extraneous CSS files.