This dye is tricky to use because it is difficult to control. It is very viscous and does not stay in the dropper, so it just leaks out. Every time I use it is a guessing game, so the colors are never consistent.
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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.
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|Application||Candles and Wax Melts Only|
|Prop 65 Warning Required||No|
Very disappointed with this product. Where to start. #1 - Dropper attached to the bottle with a piece of packing tape. #2 - When you go to remove the tape, the label is damaged, rendering the color unreadable and necessitating a new hand written label. #3 - So much residue of the packing tape on the dropper that it has to be degummed and cleaned before it's usable. #4 - Once the dropper put into the bottle and withdrawn to color wax, despite being shaken, when I pulled the dropper out, a big glob of came out of the dropper. I threw the whole bottle out. #5 - I bought a few colors from another supplier and did not have any issues. I will likely not purchase any more colors from CS.
This dye gives really nice golden tones, from a lighter honey-gold to a rich golden brown depending on how much you use.
My first time using this liquid dye I was excited. My finished product was not as exciting. I used three drops of golden honey liquid dye for my "Hansel and Gretel's House" fragrance. I feel I either may have used too much or not enough. The color ended up more of a yellow brown than a nice deep brown I was looking for. In other words, the color I created using soy wax did not match the color on the picture shown for this liquid dye. It really isn't that bad, I will be using it again, just not what I had intended previously.
You may find that you need to use more drops in soy wax to achieve the same colors you would achieve in paraffin wax. Keep in mind that melted wax will always look darker than it will once it dries so a good tip is to take a few drops of your dyed wax out on a paper towel or paper plate so that it can quickly dry. Then you can see the dried color and adjust the dye as needed before you pour your candles. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can help with any other questions or concerns about candle dyes!
Twelve drops in one pound of GB464 Soy produced a lovely caramel color. My candle looks like a jar of caramel sauce!
Protect your work surface and your hands from stains. Unlike dye blocks/chips, liquid tends to spill and even a tiny drop can get everywhere.
I have always used the dye chips. Very hard to control the intensity of color with them. And I have found different batches give different results. I purchased a couple of colors in this liquid dye to see how I liked it. The colors I purchased were not available in chips so that is why I chose the ones I did. New colors and new experience with a different media of coloring. I am in love with these liquid dyes! I have used this in paraffin, para soy, and soy and love the results I get. I can control the color so much easier. I will be going to all liquid dyes once I use up all of my chips. I also love the fact that they are measured with a dropper and not a bottle with the flip-top lid as I have seen from other distributors of liquid candle dyes. These are soooooooooooo easy to use and no mess at all! Thanks so much for a quality product! Definitely a repeat customer on this and all other colors as I need them.