Red 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.
Better than expected
Posted by Neda on 13th Dec 2017
I used 2 chips to per 1lb of natural carnauba wax mix (since it can be challenging to dye properly). I got deep, vibrant, blood-red color — much better than expected! I think I could easily go with just one chip per pound and still get pretty decent results.
Posted by Amanda on 26th Sep 2017
I was worried 1 chip wasn't enough for 1lb of soy wax for the bright red I was looking for but it came out awesome! However, it seems like the chip wouldn't completely melt and I had small specks that ended up settled on the bottom of my candles. It didn't happen in my first batch but second so I'm wondering if it was something else that caused it.
Posted by Jodie on 5th Oct 2015
I love the colors that you get with this dye. And it also for some reason seems like I do not have as much frosting as with others.