These highly concentrated liquid candle dyes are the most economical and easy to use of all the different types of candle dyes that are available. You only need to stir gently to achieve an even colour throughout your wax and they do not leave particles or sediments in your wax as some other dyes do. They can be used with soy wax, palm wax, beeswax, gel wax and paraffin wax.
15ml of dye should color approx. 20 kgs of wax to a medium shade. Suggested usage varies for each color & shade, and will also vary depending upon your wax formula and any additives you use.
Suggested usage Rates:
A medium shade is about 0.05% which equals approximately 8 drops of dye per 500g of wax.
For a dark shade, like navy blue, you should use 0.1% dye, which equals approximately 15 drops of dye per 500g of wax.
For pale shades, you should use 0.01% or 0.005%, which equals approximately 2 to 3 drops of dye per 500g of wax.
Once you get the shade you want, don't forget to keep notes on the amount of colour you used so that you can easily reproduce the same colour on future batches.
The dyes are very concentrated and hard to clean off of skin, clothes & surfaces. Be very careful! Cover your work surfaces prior to using dyes.
The dyes have a chemical odor to them, but once they are diluted with wax and fragrance oil, this will not affect your finished candles.
Keep the lids closed tightly or the liquids can dry out. If this happens, add a few drops of mineral oil to thin it back out again, replace the lid and shake well.