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Making candles with bacon grease

What to do with all that bacon grease… Don’t throw it away!

Me and my son Donavan made some homemade bacon grease candles last year. These candles are clean burning and the wick is composed of beeswax and hemp and last much longer than the average candle. They won’t make your house smell like bacon if you were wondering 😉

You can make all kinds of good stuff with fat. Any fat will do, really. Lard, bacon grease, hamburger fat, any of it!

But today I will teach you how we made bacon grease candles.

You will need:

  • Bacon grease
  • Candle wick
  • Small mason jar- no lip
  • Small strainer

You’ll want to melt the bacon grease. You can use the microwave – Only a few seconds at a time. Or heat it up on a sauce pan.

Strain the grease as to remove all of the chunky bits as you pour the grease into the mason jar.

Then put the wick inside. Secure the candle wick so that it stays in place right in the middle. Keep it straight!

Now stick it in the fridge and let it harden.

That’s it! You now have a bacon grease candle.



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