When you make your own candles, it means you get to choose the colour. There are two main ways of adding your favourite colours to the wax: dyes in granule or in liquid form.
You can also change the look of your candle by applying pigments to the surface to alter the colouring.
Liquid dyes for candles
Liquid candle dye can be a very practical way of colouring the wax of your candle. It is very suitable for Crystal Gel and just 15 ml of dye is all that's needed to colour 1 kg of wax.
Its oil-based composition ensures the colour is long-lasting but has no adverse effect on how the candle burns. In addition, the product can be stored for long periods, allowing you to keep it for future projects. You can also mix liquid dyes to get just the right blend using different shades.
Dye granules for candles
Dye granules for candles produce the same effect as liquid dyes. The dye takes fairly rapidly and has no adverse effect on how the candle burns. This type of colouring is fairly oily, making it very easy to mix into your candle wax.
It is easy to store for long periods. Measurement is very easy: the recommended quantity is 3 grammes for 1 kg of wax. The granules are suitable for use with all the types of waxes available on Terre de Bougies.
Pigment your candles
Our candle pigments are highly concentrated. It is advisable to use them mainly for dipping waxes. Unlike standard dyes, pigments stand up to light and the candles keep the same depth of colour. However, they can only be used for colouring the surface of white candles or those coloured with aniline dyes. This allows you to create wonderful effects on your candle and combine colours with no adverse effect on the way the candle burns.
Just like liquid dyes, pigments will keep for a long time and can be measured out easily. It's up to you to mix them and create the loveliest possible colours.
Marbled effects to enhance your creations
Creating a marbled effect on the surface of your moulded candles is very attractive and is quite simple to do. Our products for dyeing candles make the job easy for you.
Marbled colourings are based on organic solvents and can be used as you please. You can mix them with other shades. It only takes a few minutes, with a large bowl, a stick and a bit of water to create a lovely effect on your candle.
You can make your own candles with Terre de Bougies. You'll find all the equipment you need to make beautiful candles for both indoor and outdoor use. Are you a newbie to the world of candle-making? Make the most of the advice of our professionals with our training courses and learn to make gorgeous candles at home.
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