How do you put color into lamp oil

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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Sep 12, 2017
    Here's a cool tutorial. Hope we get to see how yours turns out!

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Sep 13, 2017
    pure paraffin oil and some liquid candle dye(don’t try water-based food coloring. It mixes with paraffin oil like, well water-based food coloring. Not at all.).
    Just gorgeous! (tell everyone you made it yourself)
    You’ll only need to buy the smallest amount of the candle dye, because this stuff is potent. Start by adding just one drop to the clear oil, and stir or shake until it’s evenly distributed. You can always add more if you desire a deeper color. If you’re planning on creating a variety of different colors, I’d invest in a set of primary color dyes (red, blue and yellow), so you can mix up a rainbow of oils.
    For maximum visual effect, you’ll probably want to pick up some replacement wicks, so your wick will match the oil color du jour.

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    • Jean Jean on Sep 13, 2017
      Thank you so much for your answer. I will certainly get some candle dyes. I love all kinds of candles and have made my own regular wax ones. My husband bought me a beautiful candlabra and it takes lamp oil that I would like to color according to the seasons and holidays. I can usually find red, green and blue but the least expensive of course is just the clear and I would love to experiment. Somehow your simple solution eluded me. I hope you have a great day and thank you for your incite. GloriaJean

  • Crissy Crissy on Sep 13, 2017
    food coloring