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Our dye chips are packed in foil bags that virtually eliminate color from bleeding through the bag and staining other surfaces.

Fragrance Oil Recommendations:
Black Cherry, Mulberry

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The candle in the picture was made with 1 dye chip in a pound of IGI 4794 paraffin wax. For soy, parasoy, or other natural waxes you may need to use 2 or more chips to achieve a similar color.

Add dye chips to wax at 185 degrees or higher to ensure they'll dissolve completely.

Customer Reviews

Avg Rating1.5 average rating on 8 reviews
Rating - black chips

My black chips gave a nice black tone to about a pound of GB 464..added just 2 chips. They must've improved them. Tried the liquid but loved the chips more-so. Happy Thanks CS.

Rating - Dark grey at best

I love all the dye chip colors but this. I got 2 bags of this and was very disappointed with it. I used 2 chips in one pound of golden 646. It came out a dark grey color. Not going to be able to use these.

Rating - Do NOT buy black chips. please read.

I had used this in 464. I did not get a true black color ( added 3 chip/Lb ) it was dark though. The candles would NOT burn more than about 1/4 the way down before going out even with a larger wick. Tea lights would go out just after they were lit. <br /> If you want "BLACK" and a good burn get the liquid dye. It will take a fair amount to get the color. I had added over 45 drops/Lb. but it doesn't change the smell ( the liquid dye has a strong smell out of the bottle ) or seem to negatively affect the burn. <br /> After some experience and testing I would recommend using only liquid dye because of;<br /> great color that can be achieved<br /> it will not affect the burn as all dye chips do some<br /> if making larger batches of candles is way more cost effective per Lb.<br /> I also notice that with dye chips, any color, in 464 you get more frosting and when burned there is a ring around the candle of a different color shade in the melt pool area after the candle cools . Both of these seem to be dramatically reduced / eliminated with the use of liquid dye.<br /> <br /> Maybe someone will find this helpful. <br />

Rating - Affected the Burn

I used this color dye in GB 464. The color is definitely greyish-purple and affected the burn on every candle that I used it in, even as little as 1/2 dye chip per 16 oz. Every candle tunnel burned. After several tests with different fragrances, I would not recommend this color dye.


I used 8 chips to 4 pounds of soy 464 and the end color is still purple, dark purple but still PURPLE. To call this black is totally misleading. Read the rest of the reviews!!

Rating - Not Black At All

I have made several attempts to create black wax and all attempts have failed. The color turns out to be some form of purple; (light, dark, and in between), but not black.

Rating - Very Misleading

I used the soy pillar blend wax with one dye chip and it came out gray. Then i used two thinking maybe that would work, not really. It would be a great dye if it was labeled GRAY not BLACK.

Rating - Not a True Black Color

I am new to candle making so I am not sure how many dye chips to use, but I was thinking 1 dye chip to 1 lb. of wax. I used the soy wax (Golden Brands 464). I added one chip, tested the color and it was gray. So, I added 2 chips thinking that would do the trick. Well, my candles came out a "bluish gray" color, not even close to black.