1.5 average rating on 8 reviews
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 />
Maybe someone will find this helpful. <br />
- 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.
- NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BLACK
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!!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.