The Tale of a Candle, Part 3
Now we come to the conclusion of the Great Candle Tinkering Experiment, wherein I discovered:
- How not to add a taper to a cheap novena candle with a bad wick (The Tale of a Candle, Part 1)
- How to dye a novena candle if the supermarket doesn’t have the color you want (The Tale of a Candle, Part 2)
And now we’re going to learn how to fix those ugly holes that form when a novena candle cools. It’s amazingly simple.
First, when you melt the candle for re-dyeing, chop up a little extra wax and drop it in. Don’t bother to add any extra dye. I have a big block of “container wax” — specifically for jar candles like this. You could break up a tea light and drop it in, if you wish. I forgot to take a picture of this part.