Making A Candle With Bacon Fat


Making a candle from bacon fat is surprisingly easy and makes for an interesting addition to any home. Not only does it provide a pleasant aroma, but candles made from bacon fat also make a great conversation piece – sure to spark amusement in both old and new friends. Not to mention that the unique smell of bacon fat gives off hints of deliciousness that linger wherever the candle is present! With all the appeal, it’s not hard to understand why more and more people are embracing the idea of making their very own homemade bacon fat candles.

Gather Your Supplies

Making a candle with bacon fat requires two distinct components: wax and containers. As for the wax, a paraffin-based wax like bee’s or soy wax works best, as these are both easy to work with and produce long-lasting candles. When it comes to choosing containers, any glass container will do, but it’s important to note that the diameter of the container must be equal to or greater than that of your wick. You may also opt for an empty canning jar with a lid in place of a container if preferred. Finally, make sure you have enough bacon fat on hand”at least one tablespoon per waxing session.

Prep the Bacon Fat

When making a candle out of bacon fat, it is important to take the extra time to strain filter the fat in order to create a higher quality candle. Straining the fat through several thicknesses of cheesecloth or a sieve can help ensure any unwanted impurities are removed, leading to a cleaner and purer burning flame when lit. Doing this also ensures that any chunks of bacon which may have been cooked with the fat will not clog up the wick once the wax starts to melt. Without filtering, these particles could potentially become a hazard when burned in an enclosed space like your home or office. If desired, you can also double-filter the fats after melting them down so you get the cleanest and most efficient burn possible. Taking these extra steps while making your bacon-scented candle is essential for creating candles that will give off their pleasant aromas without bogging down your wick with unwanted particles.

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Melt and Pour the Bacon Fat

Before beginning your candle project, it is important to ensure that you are using safe methods to melt your wax. This can be done in several ways. First, you will need to access an electric double boiler or a heating plate capable of melting wax. Set the temperature of the electric double boiler or stove top to medium-low so the wax will gradually melt without burning it.

Next, place the container of melted bacon fat onto the double boiler and let it set for at least 10 minutes. If you choose to use a stovetop, make sure it is on low heat and only leave the bacon fat on for a few minutes at a time; stirring constantly so that it does not overheat or burn the wax. Once melted, carefully pour your melted bacon fat into a container and allow it to cool so that you can safely handle it before pouring into molds for making candles. Be sure not to leave any chunks in the mixture as this could disrupt your candle-making process!

Adding Scent and Embellishments

Once you have melted the bacon fat and prepared your wick, you can add a variety of items to personalize your candle. To create an aroma, consider adding natural essential oils of your choice. These can be purchased at most health food stores or herbal shops, or online. For a subtle glow, consider stirring in a small amount of beeswax to the melted bacon fat. The beeswax will also help keep the shape and size of the candle when it cools and is set. If you would like extra color in your candle consider adding flakes of brightly colored dried flowers such as rose petals to the mixture before cooling. You could also add herbs that correspond with whatever scent you are using ” for instance, use lavender with lavender oil ” to tie together the different parts of your candle design. Once your personalized candle is finished burning down, all that remains is sifting through and collecting the beautiful ingredients used to make it special!

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Finishing Touches

Making a candle with bacon fat is a simple and efficient process that yields beautiful results. The ideal way to create a professional-looking candle is to use two pounds of bacon fat and add essential oils for scent. Once the fat has been melted down, it’s important to carefully pour it into the wax molds. For those looking for an extra special touch, consider using twine or ribbons to secure the wicks around each mold before pouring. After that, you can let the candles cool overnight and voila! You have a great-smelling and beautifully finished candle. Remember to also make sure that you clean any excess fat from your molds when complete, so that your candle appears as if it were professionally made. With a little patience and practice, anyone can achieve an impressive result in making their own unique bacon-fat-based candles!


Now that you have created a unique candle from bacon fat, it is time to show it off. Carefully place the wick in the center of your formation and light the candle. Watch as your creation comes to life with warmth and a pleasant bacon aroma. Once extinguished, be sure to properly store away the candle in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. Not only will this extend its lifespan but also create an interesting decorative and aromatic item. Enjoy the unique artistry that you created with bacon fat and proudly display it in any room of your home or workspace.

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