How do I colour a candle black?

You would think the most obvious thing would be to use a black dye but there is problem.

We have wax soluble black dyes in the our range and will colour candle wax perfectly but you will notice they are not shown in the candle section. 

The reason is the black dye will stop the candle burning.  It will extinguish the flame.

To produce a black that will burn you will need to use a mixture of red, yellow and blue. I would recommend a combination of: 

Bestoil Yellow 3GP  Bestoil Yellow 3GP
Bestoil Red BT  Bestoil Red BT
Bestoil Blue 2N  Bestoil Blue 2N

If you need any help, please contact the company.


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