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Brown Liquid Dye for candle wax produces a color ranging from a light to dark brown depending on usage. Your actual experience may vary depending on what type of wax you use and the amount of dye used. We encourage you to experiment.

In soy, deep, rich colors are challenging and standard dye amounts create a washed-out, pastel color. They require 2-3 times the dye that paraffin requires, sometimes more. 

  • A 1 oz bottle can color up to 100 lb of soy wax or 200 lb paraffin to a medium shade.
  • A 4 oz bottle can color up to 400 lbs of soy wax or 800 lbs to a medium shade.

Fragrance Oil Recommendations: Apples and Maple Bourbon, Banana Nut Bread, Caramelized Pralines, Chocolate Fudge, Coconut, Frankincense and Myrrh, Fresh Coffee, Hazelnut Coffee, Mediterranean Fig, Pumpkin Pie

Note: 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.

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4 out of 5 Stars.
Just add some blue drops

Great color but a little too red. I use 18 drops of brown for 3,5 lb and add 2 drops of blue to get a perfect brown.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Great brown color when blended with Black

We use this brown dye paired with CS's black liquid candle dye. To achieve a rich, deep, dark brown we use 2 drops of brown and 2 drops of black per lb of IGI 6006 wax. Our Library, Incense, & Winterfall candles are a medium shade of brown achieved by the above formula. In my experience, this is the only way to get a true brown color in our candles. Other candlemakers might have another solution; however, this is how we achieve the browns we use in out candles.

2 out of 5 Stars.
Terra-cotta color not Brown

Bought for the intent of making brown candles but the red tones are so strong it came out like a terra-cotta clay color instead. Disappointed.

2 out of 5 Stars.
Too much red

I bought this brown to use in my coffee candles. However it can't be used as such because there is far too much red in it. I even added 14 drops into 1 lb of wax hoping for a dark brown color. It never happened. I'll use it for my horse molds but it can't be used for it's original purpose. Totally disappointed 😔

2 out of 5 Stars.
Too Red

I found this brown to be a little too red. I used the recommended amount on paraffin wax and it had a more cinnamon red apply kind of color.

2 out of 5 Stars.

this dye looks great in color but smells like diesel fuel not sure whats up with that

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CandleScience responded: 2019-11-12

Hi! All of our liquid dyes are super concentrated colorants so they will have a strong out of the bottle smell. As long as you do not overload your wax with dye, this smell will not come through your finished candle. It is an out of bottle smell only caused by the concentration.

5 out of 5 Stars.
great dyes

The only company I buy my liquid dyes from. Some don't realize that in soy type of wax you will need to add more to get a true color. In paraffin you use less. These are great true color dyes.

5 out of 5 Stars.
perfect brown

this brown is the best I have tried. I have 2 others that I ordered from other companies that are far too red, like a cherry cola, this one is a true brown. Lesson learned.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Too red

Great concentration, but not the color brown I was hoping for. It's far too red

4 out of 5 Stars.
Love it

Love these drops, and actually all the ones I've used from CandleScience. My only complaint it that I've never had a bottle that didn't leak, and didn't get on my hands when I've used it. Good quality dye, however, I'll keep using it.