Anyone who knows me, knows that my love for bacon runs deep. Deep in my veins and all through my heart. I love bacon. Nom. When a friend sent me a link this morning for a bacon scented candle on ThinkGeek, I was like omg I need this.
Problem is, it's an expensive CHEAP candle. It was $15 and made from artificial fragrances and cheap unnatural waxes. That is not exactly the stuff I want burning in my house. I started to think of all the DIY tutorials making tea lights from orange peels, or oil lamps using olive oil.. There HAD TO be a way to burn the meaty salty deliciousness that is my true love as a candle. With great pleasure and a full belly I bring you:
You will need:
- bacon grease (new or old from the fridge)
- a jar
- scotch tape
- 2 wooden skewers or chopsticks
- bacon (to eat while crafting)
First step, tape your wick to the bottom center of your jar like so...
Use your skewers or chopsticks to hold your wick centered and upright.
If you are using left over bacon grease, warm it up using the double boiler method. Burnt bacon is not a tasty smell, in fact it's up there with burnt broccoli, so it's very important you double boil!! If you are using the fresh hot grease from the bacon you just prepared to snack on while doing this, please allow it to cool for a few minutes so you don't get burned.
Once the grease is at a reasonable temperature, pour it into your jar. Leave at least a half inch space at the top.
Allow it to set for a bit so you can move it without moving the wick. I can't say how long exactly, depends on room temperature in your house. You will notice it starting to firm up. Once it does, you can move it to the fridge to harden. From that point, it should only take a good 30 minutes until you have yourself the best smelling candle known to man.
What can I say, sometimes a girl just wants her house to smell like bacon. Laugh if you want to, but this thing is going to come in handy.
Next time I am upset with my husband, I will just light it and fill the house with a delicious bacony aroma and then leave. He cannot turn on an oven much less cook. Haha, torture.