Thankfully, JH pulled a can of black pigment from his hat, which allows me to continue the project of pouring black, Samhain candles.* I had intended to use candlescience’s black dye wax chips, but the reviews for the black chips were consistently poor. Even a pic of the “black” candle showed a purple candle. I had braced myself for the distasteful chore of mixing dyes to get a black hue when JH said I could use some of his pigment. After reading the label “for polyester and epoxy resins,” I expressed doubts, but he assured me the experiment would be worth it.
Why black candles? For one thing, they go nicely with the witchin’ season. For another, I think black candles are sexy and elegant, so that I burn them anytime I want to add sensuality in the air. When I gaze at black candles, I don’t think about banishing evil. Naughty thoughts find their way into my mind, though.
Hopefully, I’ll join at least 1 blog party and offer a black Samhain candle and a bath sachet. I’m making the bath sachet, too — well, at least, I’m sprinkling a few drops of pure, essential oil over some herbs, and stuffing the herbs in a cotton, drawstring teabag.
A scented bath by candelight. How wicked is that!
*I’m still new at dyeing candles. The pic above shows my first attempt at dyeing. Now you know why I’m starting this project early.