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Bacon Candle

Postby geospyder » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:35 pm

Spotted this on another forum...


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Postby AntiM » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:40 pm

By weird playadipity, I just ordered bacon scent for candlemaking for MyLarry. Not the real ting, but at least the cats won't be nibbling it.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:11 pm

It's manlier if you drive the wick in with your bare finger.
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Postby geospyder » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:27 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:It's manlier if you drive the wick in with your bare finger.


...before the bacon grease cools and solidifies :twisted:
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:11 am

I don't know that there's much bacon-related crap I haven't made. These candles are "eh." More a novelty. Bacon grease heats up and goes straight liquid pretty quickly, and stays pretty soft.

It's better to put the wick in before you pour the grease, like you would making any candle.

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In the summer my grease jar doesn't ever solidify.

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Postby junglesmacks » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:45 am

Could you possibly do like a mix with candle wax? Say like.. 50/50 blend of bacon grease and parrafin?
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:49 am

junglesmacks wrote:Could you possibly do like a mix with candle wax? Say like.. 50/50 blend of bacon grease and parrafin?


I don't know. You'd think, but how the bacon grease would melt all mixed up that, I don't know. I think it'd be easier just to buy bacon scent and add it to a normal candle mix. You can buy bacon soaps and candles, so it's out there somewhere...

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Postby AntiM » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:57 am

eBay, from a company called candlechem. Bacon grease would burn and be nasty to breathe in. I suppose it could be mixed with cream wax or soft soy wax. It would have to be a jar candle though.
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