Candle Dyes: REDUCED AGAIN, NO BACKORDERS
Candle Dye Information
Candle Dye Blocks
Each block dyes aproximately 15-20 lbs. of wax, depending on shade desired. Good for all types of wax including Soy and Gel.
Color Candle Beads
The Superior Candle Colorant Media
Color Beads™ make it easy for Candle Makers of any size to consistently produce the right color, the first time with minimal mess or cleanup.
Easily measured with a Digital Scale or Teaspoon and get the same color each time.
Spills are easily cleaned up
Guaranteed compatibility with all Scent Systems
Consistently blends with wax to reduce the occurrence of scrap due to streaking
Liquid Candle Dye
Our liquid dyes are offered in many colors. You may also mix them together to create your own unique colors. For increased solubility and ease of use, we recommend our liquid dyes. The flash point is about 94° C (200° F) and they are non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and non-mutagenic.
Our liquid dyes virtually eliminate particles in candles and sediment in equipment. We've also found liquids to be the superior colorant for transparent and particle-free gel candles.
As with most dyes, wherever fading is a problem we strongly recommend using 0.01% to 0.02% of our Ultra-Violet Light Stabilizer in the wax which is listed in the Additives category. It dramitically improves fade resistance, especially in pale colors such as pink, peach, honeydew melon, etc ., where very low levels of dye are used. For a medium shade of a color (like red, blue, yellow, etc.), you will need to use about 0.05% dye. This is equivalent to using about 7 or 8 drops of color per pound of wax.
For a medium shade of a color (like red, blue, yellow, etc.), you will need to use about 0.05% dye. This means using 1 pound of liquid dye for 2000 pounds of wax. On a smaller scale, this is equivalent to using about 7 or 8 drops of color per pound of wax.
1 ounce = 28 grams
1 pound = 454 grams = 16 ounces
1 Tablespoon = 15 grams = about one half ounce
1 teaspoon = 5 grams = about one fifth of an ounce
1/2 teaspoon = about 2 grams
1/4 teaspoon = about 1 gram
1 drop = about 0.03 gram
1 gram is about 33 drops
You may measure by weight, using a scale, or by volume, using measuring cups or spoons. It is important to choose a method and consistently use that method since you may get slightly different results if you alternate between the two.
HERE IS HOW YOU DO YOUR PERCENTAGE CALCULATIONS:
For a medium shade: Total batch size x 0.05% = amount of liquid dye to use
For example, if you want to color 10 pounds of wax red, here is what you would do. 10 lbs x 0.05% = 0.005 lb (when multiplying by a percentage, be sure to either use the percent key after 0.05 or add two decimal places in front of 0.05 so that you multiply by 0.0005).
* To convert to ounces, multiply 0.005 lb by 16 since there are 16 ounces in 1 pound. 0.005 lb x 16 = 0.08 ounce.
* To convert to grams, multiply by 454, which is the number of grams per pound. 0.005 lb x 454 = 2.27 grams. Since you need to use 2.27 grams of dye to color your 10 pound batch, you should use 1/2 teaspoon plus about 9 drops. If your batch is small, or if the dye amount is small, it is often easier to convert to grams so that you may use measuring spoons or drops.
For darker shades like burgundy or navy, try using 0.1% dye. This means that you should multiply your batch size by 0.1% (being sure to use the percent key) or just multiply batch size by 0.001.
For pale shades like peach or pink, you will want to use about 0.005%. For a vanilla or ivory shade, you may want to use 0.001%.
Black may be achieved by using 0.2% dye in the wax. Using less than 0.2% will give you different shades of gray.
They are also completely compatible in vegetable and soy waxes.