Candles can by personalized not only by scent but also by colour. The sky’s the limit, and the possibilities are endless! You might recall that in our post on different types of wax, we recommend using white wax if you plan to add colorants.
About candle dye chips
We recently added dye chips to our line of candle-making products. Our dye chips add intense colour to the wax, saturating it fully to ensure the colour is even. The available colours are: Ivory, Pale pink, Orange, Cinnamon red, Lavender,Hunter green, Blue, Hunter green and Black.
Each chip dyes between 200 and 500 grams of wax. You can add more or less depending on the colour you’re after. The dyes are easy to use: just melt the desired quantity with your wax, then stir to blend in the colour. Add the scents last and pour into molds or containers.
The chips are compatible with Ecosoya wax and other natural or synthetic waxes. Store in a closed container in a cool, dry place.
How can you be sure of getting the colour you want?
Have you ever made a candle and been dissatisfied with the colour? When the wax is still hot and in liquid form, it’s hard to judge the colour, and often we’re disappointed by the final result. But here’s a tip that guarantees you’ll get the colour you want every time. As you’ll see, it’s quite scientific! This technique can also be used to test the colour and texture of lip balm, lipstick, and ointment.
Steps to follow
1. First, put a few stainless steel spoons in the freezer. Then make your candles. If you’re making several candles in different colours, have at least one spoon for every colour. But it never hurts to have extras. I always have more ready in case adjustments are needed.
2. Add colorant.
3. Once the melted wax and the colorant have been blended, take a spoon out of the freezer. Dip the spoon in the hot wax and immediately remove it. The cold spoon will harden the wax and let you see the final colour!
Now you can adjust the colour by adding either a little wax to lighten the colour or a little colorant to deepen it. Test it again with another spoon. You can also place the wax-covered spoon in the freezer for a few seconds to harden the wax completely.
And now you know the secret for a perfect colour every time!
Happy candle making!