Thursday, April 23, 2009

Call me mellow tallow

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04/23/09 - My second (succesful (sort of)) beef tallow candle. The original plan was to make candles from tallow in a traditional manner. Well dipping them is difficult, so I thought I'd try molding them in a wax candle mold. Fact is, wax and tallow are totally different. So I ended up making this (and the candle that preceded it) in the bottom of a paper milk carton. These candles burn fine (as long as you use the proper size wick), and with the addition of a tiny amount of candle fragrance you can't even smell the fat burning. You probably can't tell from the photo that this candle is dyed blue and smells like rain.

By the end of the day I'll devoting a whole post on my other blog to my candle making adventures, so you should go check that out.

1 comment:

Nasty Butler said...

I can totally smell it. ;)