Early I posted about rendering beef tallow. The link is at the bottom of the page. Instead of using this batch of tallow to use for cooking and frying, I decided to make the tallow into candles.
First NO the candles will not SMELL like beef tallow. You could add some essential oils to your tallow before making your candles but I choose not to do this.
These candles are very easy to make and use. We keep them hand in case of emergency. Plus add up the savings of not having to purchase expensive candles. For us this is a winner!
How to make your candles.
I used old glass jars ( recycling is good remember)
Beef tallow melted
Cut your candle wicks and inch longer than the jar you are using.
I attached the wick to the bottom of the jar by putting a drop of hot glue to bottom of the jar and attaching the wick.
Attach the wicks to all your jars.
Melt your beef tallow until it is all liquid.
Take a small measuring cup and scoop up some of the liquid tallow.
Pour slowly into your jar.
Fill the jar just below the rim of the jar.
Let sit up until it hardens.
Store in a cool dry place.
Enjoy using your DIY candles
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