New Zealand Candle Supplies
Fire Engine RED Colour Dye Flakes
Smaller amounts of dye will change the colour scale to range from soft pinkish red to a vibrant fire engine red. Add 15gms of dye flakes to 1.5 kgs soy candle wax for strong intense colour.
The magic jug – Add 100mls of soy wax into the microwave pouring jug. Melt soy wax until very hot. Add required (measured) amount of soy candle dye to the melted soy wax. Keep microwaving in 30 seconds to 1-minute bursts. Stir in between 30 seconds to 1-minute bursts until all candle dye has dissolved completely into melted soy wax. Then add melted wax / dye mixture back into wax pot stir thoroughly to mix.
Add dye to melted soy wax between 50 to 60 degrees. Stir dye thoroughly through the soy wax, until solid colour is achieved. Before adding fragrance YOU MUST wait for wax temperature to drop to below 40 degrees or fragrance will burn off in the heat, leaving a barley there disappointing scent.
Variations in colour will be determined by the amount of candle colour/dye used.
For darker shades add more colour for lighter shades add less colour.
Colours and shades may vary from batch to batch, so always ensure you have completed your own testing before committing to large batches.
Remember to keep your notes, to be able to duplicate your candle creations.