There is basically nothing wrong with the orange dye. It depends what kind of wax you are mixing it with. For me and I used more orange dye with yellow dye to achieve the color I wanted with Palm Wax. You have to stir it, take a wooden spoon and wipe it on a papertowel to see the true color. If its not dark enough, add another whole dropper of orange, and test again. My candles came out beautiful and I received 14,000 likes on Facebook. You really do have to experiment before you make a big batch of candles with any dye.
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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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If you are looking for a true orange, don’t waste your time with this. I used 12 drops to 2 pounds of wax expecting a darker orange and it turned a light brown instead. How could you advertise this as orange if it’s not actually orange? Not even a hint of orange for me and now I’m stuck trying to figure out what to do with candles that I needed for my business. This was the worst dye I’ve ever purchased from CS.
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.
I haven't used this dye on its own, but I mixed it with the Red liquid dye to get a truer red, since that dye errs on the pink side.
As you can see through the pictures, this is really more of a brown-orange, and through my testing required a higher concentration (compared to other candlescience dyes) per lb of wax to get a darker color. I really wish they had a true, brighter orange color!!
Nice color when done and goes so well with my scents I use!
I use this with crystal and feather palm when making pillars and it is a wonderful earthy color. I use 5 drops per pound and get a deep orange color.