You CANNOT use food coloring or skin safe dye. It will bead up in the oil and come off on your hands or whatever it touches. I have also tried rit dye. It makes a huge mess and will get all over the place so you should stay away from it. To obtain a very pale color, you can use mica powder to dye. Mica will give a different look to the coloring of your beads.
Slowly add the beads to the glass jar. BE SURE THE LID IS ON TIGHT! You may lightly swish to start the color process. Shake the beads when all has been added to disperse the color and oil throughout. The beads should be wet throughout.
There are many possibilities. Mix and match scents with different colors. You can add herbs, dried flowers, corn cobs, colored stones, rocks and cut glass. Use your imagination. After a while you will become proficient at making your beads.
Sell them by the ounce or by the pound. They are great for profit and fundraisers. Put them in a fancy dish or organza bags.
Good luck and have fun!
There are many recipes out there and people who will tell you an incorrect way to make them because they want to keep you from making money and succeeding! Don't listen to them. Create your own new style and experiment with colors and oils to produce your own style!