Black Dye Chips
Candle dye chips are an easy way to consistently create many different shades for coloring candles. The benefits of using candle dye chips include:
- Cost Effective – One chip will color approximately 1 lb. of wax.
- No Mess or Spills – When using dye chips, you don't have to worry about spills or accidentally dripping too much dye into your melted wax.
- Selection of Pre-Made Colors – Candle dye chips come in many unique pre-made colors, allowing you to create the same color each time without blending.
- Usage Control – Each chip can be broken into smaller pieces if desired. The recommended use is 1 chip per lb. of wax for a medium shade, using less for lighter shades and more for deeper colors.
- Customization – Candle dye chips can be blended with other colors to create additional unique colors.
- Versatility – Candle dye chips can be used in paraffin and soy wax.
As with all candle making projects, we always recommend testing to achieve desired results. Once the candle dye chip has been added to the melted wax, we recommend stirring thoroughly to ensure the dye chip fully disperses in the wax.
Note: The shade shown in the color image is approximate and can vary with amount of dye and type of wax used. Other factors that can impact color when making candles include wax opacity, use of additives such as stearic acid, and fragrance.
Due to the wax consistencies, it is common for paraffin waxes to produce vibrant colors and soy waxes to produce pastel colors.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Apr 2017
The black comes out more purple....
Not the blackest black...
Posted by Liz on 21st Aug 2015
I love grey, so let me start by saying, this was not a total loss for me. I like the dye chips because they are easy and consistent. I wanted to do a black candle, and even overcompensated (or I thought?) and did 3 chips in 16oz of C-3 soy wax, and I got a deep grey. Maybe next time I'll add 5 and see what happens! To do a lot of candles in black, I think I will stick to the liquid, but will use these for grey.
Not exactly black
Posted by Unknown on 16th Dec 2013
I tried 1 chip to 12oz and it looked likes a bluish gray. Then I tried 2 chips to 12oz and it was slightly darker grayish blue. Guess its better than it turning out purple but still not black like I was hoping for.