I have expressed my loathing of scented petroleum product candles before, and then I thought I could handle soy. To my chagrin, I found soy wax candles to be still unpleasant. I went on a long experiment to see if wick materials made a difference, and they did. I have discovered that I like wood wicks best of all. All of my wax experiments have brought me to the conclusion that beeswax is the best and the most non stinkish candle wax. Isn't beeswax the best for so many things? I wondered if it was possible to use a wood wick in a beeswax candle, and I found out it works quite well! My daughter liked the first little demo candle, and she helped dress it with fresh basil, so it became hers. We used a toilet paper tube for the mold. I woke up today thinking about more candles for various things, so I made a couple using cardboard for their molds. I rather like the unusual finished shapes.