We offer an extensive range of colours that are perfect for use in Candles, Wax Melts, Soap Making, Bath Bombs and more. From Dye Chips to Mica Pigments, Glitters to Liquid Colours, please ensure you check which colour is most suitable for use in your required product.
We make sure that we stock a wide variety of colours for you to choose from, so don’t worry if the specific colour you want isn't yet stocked.
You can always mix colours to achieve your desired colour result and always add more dye for a richer intense colour, or start off with less colour for a pastel effect!
What are my option for Candles & Wax Melts?
There are two different types of dyes that you can use for candles and wax melts; Chip Dye & Liquid Dye.
They both give great results but are different to work with, but ultimately it does come down to personal preference and trial and error!
Bekro Chip Dyes
The Bekro chip dyes are easy to use and create a minimal mess.
We advise weighing the dye chips before adding to your candle wax for consistency purposes, or if you don’t mind a slight variance in colour with each batch, use your eye!
The Bekro Dye Chips should be used at 0.2%, therefore a 10g bag of dye will colour 5kg of paraffin wax.
Vegetable waxes may require a higher loading.
Please note the colours may differ from screen to screen, we always recommend testing your chosen colour before placing any bulk orders or making any products in bulk.
A little goes a long way! At Supplies For Candles we have two ranges of liquid dyes, Candle and Cosmetic.
Pop your gloves on, cover your surfaces and you will be ready to go! Our candle dyes are perfect for use in wax melts and candles and work especially well in wax.
You tend to need less liquid dye than dye chips to get a vibrant colour. Liquid dye is very easy use and there’s no need to worry about the temperature as much, as the dye is already liquid and doesn’t have to dissolve.
A good stir of the dye into your wax will do the trick. It’s very easy to record your recipes and data with liquid dye, as our liquid dyes come with a dropper, allowing you to easily monitor how many drops are going into your wax.
Our liquid dyes are available in 15ml dropper bottles.
How do I use Candle Dyes?
The dye can be added to solid wax & then melted together with the wax, or it can be added when the wax is already melted at approx. 70 – 75 degrees Celsius.
We recommend stirring the wax for approx. 2 minutes. You may need to stir the dye chips into the wax for longer than you stir the liquid dye, as the dye chips must fully dissolve. If they aren’t dissolving very well, heat your wax up again to 75 degrees Celsius; the dye chips will struggle to dissolve in wax which is too cool.
Typically, the more colour dye – either chip or liquid - you add to the wax, the deeper & more solid colour you will create.
You can create pastel & light colours with the exact same products, just use less of the colour.
Wax often looks darker in liquid form than it does when it is set, so we would recommend pouring a small amount in a teaspoon or small container to see what the colour looks like when it’s set. You can then make a decision to stick with the colour you have made, or add more colour to make your wax more vibrant. You can also mix colours, as well as adding shimmering Mica. Please note we only recommend using Mica in wax melts (not candles).
These powdered pigments often hold a lustre effect, which can be seen when mixing into your products.
The Mica gives a pearlescent effect to your wax, to read more about Mica, click here.
Depending on the product you are making will depend on the required quantity, as well as your preference. Not all pigments can be used in bath bombs and soaps so please check to ensure the colour you have chosen is suitable to your product.
We’d love to see your work!