Selecting a candle dye is like picking the perfect outfit for a special occasion – it's all about finding the right shade to set the mood!
You've got a few options in your dye wardrobe
- Dye chips
- Dye blocks
- Liquid dyes: Right now, we're all about Kaiser liquid dye. Dye chips and blocks are like the solid classics, but remember, they're often made of paraffin! So when they join your pure soy wax, it becomes a 'wax blend.' On the other hand, liquid dyes are like the artists of the bunch. Just a few drops can create those delicate pastel vibes, but if you want to turn up the volume, go ahead and drop more in.
How do you know when to stop?
Well, it's like adding spices to a recipe – you start small and test! Begin with a few drops of our Kaiser liquid dye. The magic number here is 0.1% to 0.2% by weight. But remember, this is a starting point, and your chosen wax can be a bit of a wild card. So, whip out that wooden stick, dip it into your coloured wax sample, and let it set.
Oh, and just in case you're curious about what's inside that liquid dye, all the juicy details are in our SDS and TDS.
Now, why can't you invite other colours to the candle party?
Well, it's a bit like inviting a cat to a dog show – things might get messy! Candle dyes are specially made for candle-making, and they know how to keep that wick burning smoothly. Other colours not specifically made for candles can be party crashers that clog the wick and make your candle's life harder than it needs to be. Stick with the candle crew!
Here's a pro tip
Make sure to protect yourself and your surroundings because candle dyes can be a bit...expressive. They might stain your skin, surfaces, or clothing, so gloves and some workspace TLC are your best buddies.
Oh, and if you're wondering about the eco-friendly factor, worry not! Our dyes are vegan, animal-friendly, and palm oil-free. We like to keep things colourful and kind to the planet.