Black Liquid Dye - CandleScience
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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 you'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
Application Candles Only

Average Rating:

(based upon 6 reviews)


I bought this dye a while ago but only opened it three days ago and it has the worst smell. I had to throw it away along with my candles because the moth ball smell was unbelievable. It was so potent nothing could contain that smell. What a waste of money and wax.

The Smell...

This dye does color and melt well. But the smell of this dye did not mix well with the fragrance I used compared to other-colored dyes in the same fragrance. It has a strong odor so I would not recommend putting too much black dye in one batch.

I do like the fact this color is offered and when used it looks cool.
It will take me more experience to master getting the actual black color
because I get more gray but a neat color for my candle themes I do.

Not bad, but....

The color is gorgeous once you get it right, but it takes an INSANE amount of dye to color soy wax. I'm rather disappointed and feel like I waste dye by using so much just to get a nice onyx color from it. :-/ It takes 30-40 drops just to get the dark, rich black color I'm looking for in a 6 oz soy wax cat figurine. Overall, it *does* cost me less than most black dyes, but I still wish it was better formulated for use in soy wax.

Great range of color

I used this in Comfort Blend (IGI 4627). I love the ability to get a nice grey out of this color, and also to get a jet black. No purple tones here. I think I put in 6 drops, and got a dark grey color. I can't quite remember how many for a jet black, but it wasn't outrageous... perhaps 12? Soy is harder to work with, so be aware when you buy any oil or dye, they generally aren't made to work with soy. Love this dye, won't use anything else for grey/black.

BLACK but took A LOT!

This is the first dye that gave me a true jet black, although expect to use a LOT in soy. It took 40 drops for 1lb of 464. Even with that much needed, the scent of the dye did not carry over. I give it only 4 starts, for the amount needed, but otherwise, it's the only black dye that actually achieves BLACK