Welcome to the world of
Candle Magick 101
"Color for Candlemaking"
wax or color additives can be purchased at most craft supply stores.
By far, the most common is aniline dyes that come with complete
proportion instructions at your local craft store.
Candle Coloring Options:
|Color Blocks ||Good to start with and easy to control shades and match same colors. For making solid color candles.|
|Liquid Color ||Can start here for small and large batch lots. For making solid color candles.|
|Powder Dyes ||For very large batch lots. Must be accurate with measurements for consistent colors.|
|BC Pigments ||The strongest of any pigments for over dipping and cut & carve. All blendable for different shades.Will not fade or bleed.|
|CM Pigments ||Not as strong as BC Pigments. Easy to use, will not fade or bleed. For over dipping only.|
A nice alternitive for MAGICKAL CANDLES, however, is looking to
nature's storehouse for aid. This way there are no chemicals that
might hinder the effective flow of energy.
Steep deeply colored flower, herb, or vegetable parts in warm wax, repeating as necessary to achieve the results decired.
*Beets... yield a lovely RED hue
*Fennel...makes a BROWN
*Onion Skins... PALE BROWN or GOLDEN hue
*Saffron ...gives a YELLOW
Try testing the color by dripping a little bit of the melted wax onto a
white piece of paper and letting it dry. This should give you an idea
of the finished color, but remember the actual color will be darker
than what appears on the paper.
Many people believe crayons can also be used to color candles, but I
would not recommend this unless the candle is for decoration only and
will not be burned. Crayons contain pigments that will clog the wick
and drown out the flame, giving you a poor burning candle.