Have you been thinking of what to the dads in your life on Father’s Day? So have we, and that’s why we’ve created this bacon candle recipe. This is a great gift idea for bacon lovers and dads alike. Not only will he adore having his very own bacon candle, but there is no hot wax involved in the creation of this bacon candle. This kid friendly project allows children the enjoyment of making their father a unique bacon scented candle, while you can rest easy knowing they won’t be burned. Plus, what shows you care more than spending time on a one of a kind gift that he’s sure to love?
Here are the ingredients you will need:
1- 16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
(3) Ziplock bags for mixing colored wax
Hot Glue Gun
Using a hot glue gun, glue two CD-12 wicks to the apothecary jar. Make sure they are place equally apart in the candle jar.
For the next step you will need three ziplock bags. In each of the 3 bags, weigh out 120 grams of Natures Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.
Now, add 12 grams of Nature’s Garden Bacon Fragrance Oil to each bag.
Next, we are going to color the wax using Natures Garden Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye. This candle colorant will be added straight to the ziplock bag just like you did with the fragrance. In the first bag add 1 drop of Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Red and 1 drop of Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye- Brown. This will be used for the darker red color. Bag two will be used as the light pink color. Dip a toothpick tip into the red spectrum candle dye and place the dye into the wax. Dip the toothpick one more time into the red candle dye and work into the wax. Lastly, dip another toothpick into the brown dye one time and incorporate into the wax. The third ziplock bag will remain uncolored. Shake each bag well. Make sure all of the color and bacon fragrance oil is fully dispersed.
Now, it is time to begin creating your candle. We suggest using disposable spoons for this. We will simply be layering the wax to create a bacon like look. Start with the uncolored Pillar of Bliss Wax. Place the wax along the bottom of the jar. You will want to make a thin line of uncolored, bacon scented wax. Directly on top of the uncolored wax, place a layer of the light pink wax. On top of the light pink granulated wax, place a thin layer of the dark red wax. Continue layering the wax until your jar is completely full. Be careful when filling your jar. You want to make sure the wicks remain centered as you fill the candle container. Once you have filled the jar, use a pencil to curl the candle wicks.
Not only will this recipe safe for children to make, but it will make a great and unique present for any father out there. Plus, it smells like bacon! Who doesn’t love that? I hope you bacon lovers and fathers out there enjoy this bacon candle recipe and have a wonderful Father’s Day! For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes! Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.