Well, that nice Road Opener candle I burned a couple weeks ago wasn’t a perfect burn, after all; the glass was a little gray when I looked at it closer.

So, rather than buy another vigil light – I don’t like the way they burn the first couple days; they need constant attention because the quality of the wax has gone so far downhill in the past few years.

Rather than buy another of those, I say, I bought a nice freestanding orange taper – one of those two-inch-thick pillar candles, melted some green beeswax and sprinkled some herbs on it, then rolled the candle in it. Et voila!

I didn’t invent this method; Miss Cat Yronwode teaches it to her students. Though I haven’t seen her demonstrate it, she describes it well enough for me to produce the results you see here.

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