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Our Red Liquid Candle Dye for candle wax produces a color ranging from pink to red depending on the type of wax and amount of dye used. In soy wax, our red candle dye generally produces light to medium shades; whereas paraffin wax can range from pastel to deep shades. We encourage you to experiment.

Use: 3 drops/lb (454 g) for a lighter shade or 6 drops/lb (454 g) for a darker shade

Note: Use instructions differ between colors. 

Our Clean Scents Certified liquid candle dyes are formulated without phthalates and give candle makers confidence in the products they make. Just like CandleScience Clean Scents™, these dyes go above and beyond Prop 65 requirements by excluding a wide range of ingredients known to be harmful to human health, which means these candle dyes are formulated without carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, organ toxins, and acute toxins. They’re also vegan friendly.

Fragrance Oil Recommendations:  Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Guava, Magnolia and Peony, Macintosh Apple, Cinnamon StickWatermelon, Strawberries and Cream, Rose Petals

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Pink is Red, Folks

Felt compelled to write a review because I think several of the other reviewers don’t seem to realize that pink is just a pale tint of red. Red + White = Pink. If you’re using a wax that imparts whiteness to the color, you’re gonna get pink! If you add more dye, or use a more translucent rather than whitish wax, you’ll get more red!

4 out of 5 Stars.
It’s not red, but…

So using soy wax, I knew the color wasn’t going to be as vibrant as paraffin wax. However, the dye color came to be more of a hot pink than a red. And I get it, even with food coloring, red is such a hard color to have come out right. I didn’t mind the pink since it did still sort of fit what the candle fragrance is.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Definitely red with my wax

I’m using a para/soy wax and I figured I would try dye from candle science since other places the red seemed pink for me. This definitely is red with my wax, actually I think I added too much to my test candles, but it is definitely the red I was looking for instead of pink for an apple color. Be careful not to spill this on any counters though, it took me forever to get the dye out, but that’s no fault of cs, just for others to know, it can stain. Thanks for a great product.

2 out of 5 Stars.
I really wanted to like this...

I really wanted to like this red but it's not red. It's a dark pink/fuchsia. It can mimic red (if you don't mind the dark pinkish/fuchsia color), but it's not red. I don't recommend this color for the Holiday Season (Winter) if you are looking for a red, however, this can work for Spring/Summer (Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Easter, etc. as a good range of light/dark pink/fuchsia. I gave it two stars because it's not red. If this was marketed in the pink family, I would give it 5 stars.

The wax I used was BW 921. I tested with 4oz of wax & 16 oz. 4oz took 12 drops of red & 16oz took 30 drops and it still wasn't red. Nice dark pink/fuchsia, though.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-11-18

Hey Alicia, thanks so much for your review. We do find that the Liquid Candles dye typically result with pastels using soy waxes like BW-921. A member of our Customer Support team will be reaching out via email shortly with recommendations in how to achieve Red with this dye! We look forward to working alongside you!

2 out of 5 Stars.
Not a True Red, but

So like the other reviewer said, I'm getting more magenta rather than the true true or even a pink shown in this picture.
In order to get a true red, if using GW 494 Soy, per 12 oz of wax you want 16 drops of red, 2 drops of orange, and 2 drops or yellow. Yeah ... lot of dye to use up to get what's advertised but this is the only way ...

But another comment to add, these bottles are absolute crap. I've made sure to close all the lids properly before storing away in a box and the next day they've all been LEAKING in that box. It's a huge mess because there's no way to clean off the bottles and I keep getting the color all over my hands. Incredibly frustrating when the whole point of liquid dye is to have ease of handling. These are way too expensive to have them leaking like that so it's incredibly upsetting.

3 out of 5 Stars.
More of a magenta for me...

Using 464 soy, and instead of the pinkish color that is shown in the item picture, it gave me a magenta color. Reddish/Pink. I wanted red and used quite a bit more than the bottle suggested to try to achieve that color, but it did not work. Still a pretty color, I wasn't able to get a bright, deep red like I wanted.

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