Candle wick has broken off: help with wooden toothpick

Yesterday I lit a scented tealight. The candle wick burned to 1 mm above the wax, extinguished and could no longer be made to burn.

Throwing away is out of the question. So I thought about how the candle could still be burned down. I took a wooden toothpick and put it in the wax right next to the wick, then I broke off the toothpick so that only about 5 mm protruded from the wax.

I then lit the toothpick, then burned it with the wick until all the wax had been used up.

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