Homemade or purchased votives can be made into dripless candles by simply adding a layer of hard wax to the candle.To accomplish this, pick up a wax additive like vybar, hard micro wax, or translucent crystals at a candle supply store.
Whether you're making an elaborate candle arrangement or simply burning a couple of votives for ambiance, dripless candles make it easy to enjoy the warm light and atmosphere without worrying about making a mess.
Dripless candles are popular with people who enjoy using candle centerpieces or other arrangements, since the candles won't make a mess at the base of the arrangement.
Many candle makers like to soak their finished candles in a salt water bath for 24 hours before burning, claiming that this makes them dripless.
Many people prefer to use dripless votive candles to prevent messy melted wax from streaming down the sides of the candles as they burn.