I remember when I was so afraid of working with wax because every time I researched it they talked about the flash value and starting a fire! Then I ran across an old hot plate at a thrift store and life hasn't been the same since! LOL I have been making melts and dipping anything and everything I can find in it. I love the bottles but not sure how to finish them off yet. Maybe a candle on top or some stained cheese cloth?