Red Liquid Candle Dye Bottles and Color Swatch
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Ships from West Coast. Estimated: East Coast 12/17
Ships from West Coast. Estimated: East Coast 12/17
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4+ 4 oz Bottles $10.11 $2.53 /oz
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Red Liquid Dye for candle wax produces a color ranging from pink to red 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: Strawberry Guava, Magnolia and Peony, Apples and Maple Bourbon, Cinnamon Stick, Macintosh Apple, Red Hot Cinnamon

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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Made in the USA


Application Candles and Wax Melts Only
Prop 65 Warning Required No


Average Rating:

(based upon 20 reviews)

Nice Red

This liquid dye is wonderful - works perfect for my in my in-house coconut soy blend. 1 drop in 16 oz of wax/fragrance oil combo delivers a pale pink, each drop you add will do a nice job of enriching the color until desired color. I get a wonderful fairly deep red on 4 drops. Works great for me!


Love this liquid dye!

I'm a complete klutz when it comes to using liquid dye. My previous supplier sold dyes in dropper bottles but they were so messy that I can't even read the labels because dye has dripped down the sides covering them. Not to mention the stains on my table, tools, and whatever else came in contact with the bottle.

I ordered several of these to try out and I absolutely LOVE them! Not only am I using LESS to dye the same amount of wax, but there is literally no mess whatsoever. Using the dropper is so much easier than squeezing a bottle, and I feel it's more consistent. I'm definitely going to order the rest of the colors you sell because I need them all!



This sucks!!!! This is NOT red, it’s pink!! The more drops I added, the deeper the PINK got! Not to mention the smell! It smells like house paint! Home Depot in a bottle!!! I’m so disappointed.


this isnt red

very poor candle dye. its more pink than anything



I love love love this liquid dye. It's really easy to use, easy to mix, and gives off a lovely range of colors. A few drops should do the trick, so be sparing and this bottle will last you a while! My one caution would be that obviously the color appears a lot darker in the hot wax than it does when solidified, so if you're going for a particularly deep shade, once you've achieved the color you want in your melted wax, add a few more drops so that when it hardens your desired color remains!!



I am SO upset. I ordered this dye to make 100 red candles for a graduating senior class. After putting THIRTY FIVE drops of the dye in the 444 soy wax the candles turned out pink. Not only did I waste HUNDREDS of dollars in the wicks, jars, scent, and wax, I lost a $500 dollar sale due to this. I don't understand why anyone in their right mind could market and sell this as red dye. I am extremely disappointed and frustrated.


Dye Separation

I got great coloration in my candles, but after burning I am getting dye separation in my wax pool. Any ideas on why this is happening?


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.


More pinkish but can achieve red

This dye by itself errs on the pink side. If you're looking for a true red, I was able to get a good candy-apple-type red by mixing 10 drops red and 10 drops orange per pound of soy wax (GB 444).

Emerald Owl Candles

the perfect red hot cinnamon candy color

i used eco soya pb, used 24 drops on 2 lbs and got a nice red hot cinnamon candy color. i would increase color by 4 drops per lb for even darker red.

ms marilyn

not so red

This is the only dye I have had trouble with. My Apple candles look more bubble gum pink than red. I used 5 drops per pound of soy. 3 drops were 'suppose' to be a medium shade of red, and 6 a darker shade. So I used 5 and it doesn't look red at all. I'm not even sure if doubling it will work. I wish I could load a picture on here. Candles are hot pink!


Red turns out pink

I have the same issue, no matter how much I add it's pink. Maybe adding yellow or black will make a difference?


I would give CandleScience liquid NO stars if that was an option. Extremely disappointed in the liquid dye (tried red, blue and yellow). VERY noxious smell, gave several people headaches. Smell only slightly improved in finished product.
Wasted 2 pounds wax, fragrance, glass candle jars - CandleScience states this is not defective. Smells like mothballs - very, very unpleasant smell.


Go for the dye chips for a cinnamon red

If you are looking for a red cinnamon red go for the die chips. The liquid red is great for a pink color dark pink especially if you're using ecosoya advanced. But for the cinnamon red red use dye chips.


40 drops per pound of paraffin wax

It gives a very nice shade of red, but after 40 drops per pound. I wish it could be a little more concentrated.


25 drops/pound in soy makes red

Just FYI if you buy this, you'll need to use 25 drops/lb to get red in soy wax. Cinnamon red die chips only take 2 chips/lb and it's a nice deep red. Learning curve!


Pink, not red

First, I've only used this dye in soy wax, but I use soy wax exclusively, so I know that sometimes it's hard to get full, dark colors in soy. I've never had as much of a problem with any dye as I have with this one--no matter how much I use, I always get pink, even when I add some black dye to try to darken it a bit.

My suggestion: use the magenta dye, which--while slightly purple/red--is much darker than this one, and mix it with yellow to achieve more of a red color. I just tried them at a 1:1 ratio and it worked nicely for me (around 5-6 drops/lb of each, but your mileage my vary). You could probably use more yellow for a more cinnamon/orange-red color. I'm still trying to figure out the right amount and ratio, but this I think this works better than CS's red dye, which seems to be too weak to color soy wax well without needing to use excessively large amounts that I haven't bothered to try.

Robert M

I am brand new the sport of candle making (two weeks in). I saw some of the reviews below and wanted to share an experiment when trying to find a good blood red for the Dragons Blood scent. Using 9 drops of red, one drop of magenta and one drop of black created a really deep blood red color. It also comes really close to the candy apple color if you could gloss it a bit. I am using the paraffin/soy mix. 10 times easier to use than the paraffin wax I bought at Hobby Lobby. That stuff was a nightmare to get to cool properly.


Best Red Dye!

I love this red dye!

I've tried others which claim they have no chemical smell only to find out they smell worse and aren't quite as pigmented as yours.

To others having pink issues; add one drop of yellow per every three drops of red and it's a perfect cinnamon red tone.



Very bright RED, we always double the drops in our EcoSoy. Adding magenta deepens the possibilities. One drop of blue brings on a whole new spectrum. Orange loves to play with this red, too! Shake the bottle a little to be sure pigments are lively. Don't be shy, add extra drops for a deeper color!