I noticed the dye is affecting the cold and hot throw of the candle significantly. I used 3 small drops of purple liquid dye in 1lb of 464 wax using lavender fragrance oil which I use all the time and it turns out nice and strong. Now I have wasted fragrance and wax on these purple candles. Can you please provide advise on this?
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Purple Liquid Dye for candle wax produces a color ranging from lavender to dark purple 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.
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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The dye is great. Its very pigmented and the only complaint I really have is it isn't UV safe. I took the candle outside to show a friend and had it sitting in the direct sunlight for an hour or two and now one side of the candle is a much more faded color. Not a dealbreaker by any means, and personally I think the faded look is cool, but I think its good to know. I haven't had this problem before in my admittedly limited candle making experience, and if it matters I used the 4630 paraffin wax.
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 bought this to try the liquid dye instead of block dye. Happy with purchase. Candles came out a beautiful color.
I LOVE this color and so pretty when I see the results in my candles!
Candle Science is the only place I buy my dyes for soy and paraffin candles. It does take more for soy versus paraffin. A tip that I've always done is after you add your FO, add your dye, stir well then drop a few drops on a paper plate, if too light, add more dye. Take notes! (I add my FO before my dye because some FO's do discolor dyes and I want a true color test)