Red Liquid Dye
Usage: 1oz colors 100 lbs soy or 200 lbs paraffin to a medium shade. 4oz colors 400 lbs soy or 800 lbs paraffin to a medium shade.
Deep, rich colors are difficult in soy. They require 2-3 times the dye that paraffin requires, sometimes more. Note that standard dye amounts create a washed-out, pastel color in soy. We suggest making a test swatch to figure out the dye amount you will need to get the color youâ€™d like.
Due to the extreme concentration of our liquid dyes there is a noticeable odor that will not be detectable at normal usages in finished candles.
Product Update: We are converting our glass liquid dye containers to plastic containers for easier shipping.Made in the USA
Submitted On 2015-04-10 Robert M
First, I've only used this dye in soy wax, but I use soy wax exclusively, so I know that sometimes it's hard to get full, dark colors in soy. I've never had as much of a problem with any dye as I have with this one--no matter how much I use, I always get pink, even when I add some black dye to try to darken it a bit.
My suggestion: use the magenta dye, which--while slightly purple/red--is much darker than this one, and mix it with yellow to achieve more of a red color. I just tried them at a 1:1 ratio and it worked nicely for me (around 5-6 drops/lb of each, but your mileage my vary). You could probably use more yellow for a more cinnamon/orange-red color. I'm still trying to figure out the right amount and ratio, but this I think this works better than CS's red dye, which seems to be too weak to color soy wax well without needing to use excessively large amounts that I haven't bothered to try.
Submitted On 2014-12-18 G
I am brand new the sport of candle making (two weeks in). I saw some of the reviews below and wanted to share an experiment when trying to find a good blood red for the Dragons Blood scent. Using 9 drops of red, one drop of magenta and one drop of black created a really deep blood red color. It also comes really close to the candy apple color if you could gloss it a bit. I am using the paraffin/soy mix. 10 times easier to use than the paraffin wax I bought at Hobby Lobby. That stuff was a nightmare to get to cool properly.
Submitted On 2014-12-18 Jaymes
I love this red dye!
I've tried others which claim they have no chemical smell only to find out they smell worse and aren't quite as pigmented as yours.
To others having pink issues; add one drop of yellow per every three drops of red and it's a perfect cinnamon red tone.
Submitted On 2014-12-12 Windhorse Studio
Very bright RED, we always double the drops in our EcoSoy. Adding magenta deepens the possibilities. One drop of blue brings on a whole new spectrum. Orange loves to play with this red, too! Shake the bottle a little to be sure pigments are lively. Don't be shy, add extra drops for a deeper color!
Submitted On 2014-09-11 Tinytorchcandles
I have the same issue, no matter how much I add it's pink. Maybe adding yellow or black will make a difference?
Submitted On 2014-01-31 Brandy
This is the only dye I have had trouble with. My Apple candles look more bubble gum pink than red. I used 5 drops per pound of soy. 3 drops were 'suppose' to be a medium shade of red, and 6 a darker shade. So I used 5 and it doesn't look red at all. I'm not even sure if doubling it will work. I wish I could load a picture on here. Candles are hot pink!
Submitted On 2011-01-18 ms marilyn
i used eco soya pb, used 24 drops on 2 lbs and got a nice red hot cinnamon candy color. i would increase color by 4 drops per lb for even darker red.