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Candles have been made for thousands of years. Some of the first candles were made using beeswax, whale fat and oil from seeds or fish. These early candles were typically utilitarian, so they were not coloured for aesthetics. Rather, the colour of the candle came from the substance being used. As people began to use candles for decorating, dyes were developed to colour candles. Some manufacturers also use pigment.
Currently Eroma carries three types of candle dyes. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, and it boils down to which type you prefer to use and which gives you the best results in your candles. If you are new to candle making, you will probably want to try all three types and see which you like the best.
Dye chips are an excellent, no fuss way to colour candles. They are very simple to use. Usage is 1 dye chip for every 500 grams of wax. However, that will depend on the desired shade of colour.
For example, stronger, more vibrant colours can be achieved by using more than 1 dye chip per 500 grams.
Highly concentrated dye blocks suitable for soy wax, palm wax and paraffin waxes.
Blocks measure 5cm x 3cm and one dye block will colour 3kg of wax to a medium shade.
Dye blocks are more suitable for colouring larger volumes of wax.
Liquid candle dyes are the most concentrated form of colouring available and they are a very easy way to colour paraffin wax, beeswax, soy wax, palm wax and more. Usage is approximately 3 drops per 500 grams for a lighter shade or 6 drops per 500 grams for a darker shade for more vibrant colours.
If you would like to find out further information about our colour products, please browse our colour frequently asked questions.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team. You can call our customer service teams in Sydney on 02 8316 5530 or in Melbourne on 03 8372 1200, use the 'live chat' function on our website or fill out a query form on our 'Contact us' page.
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