Bekro Candle Color/Dye, Brown
The dye the professionals use! Bekro dyes are considered the best in the industry because of the minimal impact on burn performance whilst offering a stable colour which can be replicated time and time again. This dye is highly concentrated and is manufactured to exceptional quality. Bekro use a stabiliser and anti-oxidant system and stable dye/pigment systems to minimise colour fading either during production or by light.
We recommend using Bekro dye at 0.2%, so 10g bag will colour approximately 5kg of paraffin wax. Use at 1g per kg of wax for lighter shades. Soy and other vegetable waxes may require a higher concentration to achieve deep colour. The image shows an approximation of the dye colours when used in paraffin wax.
Actual colours will vary with the wax and additives used. We encourage testing and experimentation to make sure you get the colour you are happy with. Some dyes will not look the expected colour when you receive them as they’re so concentrated they will change to the desired colour once mixed with wax.
How to use:
These eco-friendly, non-toxic dyes are highly concentrated, easy to work with and provide a great depth of colour. The dye is very simply added and stirred into the molten wax and dissipates evenly throughout the wax providing the consistency required. The result is a candle with a colouration no different to those which are professionally produced. Our competitive prices make professional level candle making very affordable and fantastic value for money.
Different coloured dyes can be mixed into the wax to create composite colours, allowing you to experiment with your creative skills to produce candles to fit perfectly into the aesthetics of any room; matching or complimenting the colour of walls, furniture, curtains, cushions, carpeting.
With Bekro dyes, a little does really go a long way! You should only need 0.2% concentration of dye to wax, that means that if you want to colour 1kg of wax you would only need two grams of dye! 10g bag would colour 5kg of wax. This is based on it been used in paraffin wax and natural waxes may need a higher percentage of dye to wax. Due to natural waxes creamy natural appearance, the shade you will achieve in natural wax would be paler.
You should be adding your dye to wax at around 70°C.
These are undoubtedly the best dyes we have found. Bekro candle making dyes are made in Germany. They are made from organic pigments/dyes and mixture of waxes, colouring raw materials and additives.
We stock a range of ten colours but are able to access the complete range of due colours as we deal directly with Bekro. Get in touch if you want a specific colour that we don’t currently offer.