Candles (How To Make Good). Candle-wick, if steeped in lime and saltpetre, and dried in the 6un, will give a clear light, and be little apt to run. Good candles may be made thus: melt together ten ounces of mutton tallow, a quarter of an ounce of camphor, four ounces of beeswax, and two ounces of alum; then run it into moulds, or dip the candles. These candles furnish a beautiful light.