I've seen all the videos online about creating campfires and whatnot with different color flames. There's 2 things I'm trying to do here at home. 1 is I'm trying to make a candle that has a wood wick that burns with a green flame. I have the copper sulfate powder. I've dissolved it in water and soaked the wood wick in the water for 2 days. I then let it dry out, but it still burned the normal color flame. I've tried a number of other experiments using veggie oil, hand sanitizer, heet, petroleum jelly. I'm just not having any luck. I want my wife to be able to burn a container candle with a different color flame. I don't want to use a cotton wick...but am open to suggestions that involve a wick outside of the cotton or wood wick. Maybe something that isn't even normally used for a candle wick. Doesn't matter to me...green flame is what I'm after.
On the other side of the coin, once this is figured out I want to be able to put some sort of liquid in my Zippo to have the flame be a different color.