Can you use melted crayons to color wax for candle making?

I make my own handmade candles, and i know crayons are made from wax….so if i melt a red crayon into my melted paraffin or soy wax, will it color all my wax red?

It will, but you’ll have to use so much more crayon. think of it as tinting. If you melt the red crayon into your soy wax it will give it a shade of red…also I would advise making sure you add oil, and don’t use crayon "coloring" for an unscented candle….The type of wax they use in crayon’s REAKS when it get’s hot, so it’s best to mask it with oils, and to use it sparingly….only due to the lack of potence, and the "off" smell, good LUCK!

5 Responses

  1. opinionated Says:

    Theoretically yes…. But I would stick to the actual dyes…
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  2. Frznoooo_Sam Says:

    It will, but you’ll have to use so much more crayon. think of it as tinting. If you melt the red crayon into your soy wax it will give it a shade of red…also I would advise making sure you add oil, and don’t use crayon "coloring" for an unscented candle….The type of wax they use in crayon’s REAKS when it get’s hot, so it’s best to mask it with oils, and to use it sparingly….only due to the lack of potence, and the "off" smell, good LUCK!
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  3. Donna H Says:

    No you can’t do it and the candle burn correctly. The waxes and pigments that they use to make the crayons from can clog your wick. Making the candle not burn right and can even affect the scent throw.
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  4. kkristenkitty Says:

    yes, you can. my mom used purple crayons to dye her candles. it comes out a lot lighter though, hers came out as lavender (and it matched her bathroom lol)
    but if you need darker colors you might want to use real dyes.
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  5. Angela C Says:

    I stick with dyes made for candle making. But I also sell my candles. If you are just using them at home then I don’t see any harm. The others could be right about the smell, I don’t know about that.
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