DIY Bacon Candles Make Your Entire Life Smell Like Bacon
You know that saying about how it’s better to light a bacon-fat candle than to curse the non-bacon-scented darkness? I’d like to help you live your best, brightest, most bacony life with this guide to making your own bacon-fat candles at home. Yes, you could simply fill a mason jar or empty tin can with bacon, stick a wick in it, and set it ablaze, but it’ll burn up pretty quickly and look sorta blah. The addition of beeswax, color, and a modicum of technique leaves you with a longer-burning candle with a little bit of nuance on the nose, and an amusing resemblance to actual bacon. Save up your grease (or make a big batch and save the meat to make bacon salt), and spend a gloriously scented afternoon making bacon candles to share with your most pork-appreciating pals.DIY Bacon CandlesNote: If you don’t want to go through the trouble of creating the layers, just go with the blend of beeswax, bacon, and red dye. For an extra-breakfasty layer, use candle scent oil like cinnamon bun, coffee, or vanilla.