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Title: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: alishelly on January 31, 2011, 03:51:02 PM
Title says it all, personally I prefer uncoloured candles, but from a sales point of view I am wondering if they would be more appealing if they were coloured, what do others think ?


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: Eva on January 31, 2011, 04:00:04 PM
Colours, if they are to have different scents.


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: Eire on January 31, 2011, 04:14:29 PM
Uncoloured for me personally. But colour does seem to sell. I don't think it's that simple though, it may depend on what else you are selling and how you pull your ranges together.

Eire


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: Mrs Green Hearts on January 31, 2011, 04:17:36 PM
i have this dilemma too. So far all the ones I have made are uncoloured.
 :buttrf:


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: alishelly on January 31, 2011, 04:33:39 PM
Hi Eva
Yes they will have different scents I am thinking of having different 'ranges', the first one will be an 'English Country Garden ' range.
Eire, I think I am going to concentrate solely on the candles for a while and possibly pull in some other products at a later date when they are established.
rens-hens,
 its a difficult one isn't it, I just think that if everything was uncoloured it would maybe make the range look very bland, I suppose one solution would be to get some really nice labels etc ....any designers out there ???


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: Alphya on January 31, 2011, 04:44:54 PM
I think it depends on your target market, and the fragrances you're using. A lot of floral and natural-scented candles are plain, but if you're using fruity and foody scents, then I think there is more appeal when they're coloured.


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: halfabubbleoffplumb on January 31, 2011, 05:14:58 PM
I don't color mine. I think it depends, like Alphya said, on your target market, and how all of the elements will go together. I think candles, for some, are home dec. items. So, mine are large, to last a while; uncolored, because I prefer them that way and because then they'll coordinate more easily with other decor items; relatively expensive, because I can't deal in volume right now and they're large with realtively expensive packaging and are heavily fragranced; and no label on the jar itself because I think "who wants to decorate with a product label?". I think mine are a little more "grown-up" if that's the right word? But, I can absolutely see fun, smaller, brightly colored, awesome label - more "youthful" range, too. Just depends on target market and what really makes you happy. HTH


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: Vanilla on January 31, 2011, 06:16:40 PM
I prefer uncoloured, I do think they look more 'grown-up'!  I can't add much to what's been said, i think there's some really good points to consider there, & it depends a lot on your target market.


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: Suzanne on January 31, 2011, 07:53:51 PM
I prefer uncoloured. No chance of them clashing with decor.


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: LimeBlossom on January 31, 2011, 10:17:50 PM
If you are making container candles, colour can affect your wick performance. You will need to do test burns for each colour.
I colour my wax tarts/melts but leave the containers uncoloured and try to have the lables catch peoples eyes....

Let us know what you are going to do.....with pics... :buttrf:


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: Michelle on February 01, 2011, 05:22:47 PM
I like them uncoloure too as soy is sucja a lovely creamy colour. This can have its advantages.
If you are merchandising your products by going down organic, freetrade, renewable route uncoloure is a plus. However you can differentiate the diferent frgarances by using a different coloured ribbon round it.

Having said that I found when I did container candles people wante em coloured, although I must confess mine tends to be on more pastel, muted side,

Think what im really trying to say what I use to sell wasnt always to my taste but due to the popullar demand of my customers.(But if anyone ever easks me to make a beep beep beep BLACK candle agin Il shove it whee the sun dont shine. I did manage it but neve ever again)


Title: Re: soy wax candles- to colour or not to colour
Post by: alishelly on February 01, 2011, 06:39:46 PM
Thankyou all so much for your comments I will get on with trialling some and post pics asap