I’m always on the lookout for a good, unusual scented candle — the FURTHER Candle definitely fits the good and the unusual and the scented bill. 

This 11-ounce candle comes from the same folks and is made from the same ingredients as FURTHER Soap, a biodegradable liquid hand soap crafted from glycerin derived from the distillation of biofuel; more specifically glycerin waste generated from Mario Batali's Los Angeles restaurant, Mozza. It’s safe to say, this ain’t no Burger King grease we’re dealing with…

The FURTHER Candle, like the soap, is infused with the essential oils of bergamot, olive, and exotic grasses. Sorry folks, no eau de French fry, just a clean, refreshing scent that’s appropriate for any room in the home.

With Dad’s Day on the horizon, the FURTHER Candle makes for an interesting, unexpected gift — it’s certainly a departure from a necktie or a power tool, even if Dad isn't a scented candle typed of guy. If you worry it's too frou-frou and not grease monkey enough, just tell Dad that it has roots in the production of homemade-in-a-garage biodiesel car fuel. Really, can you get more manly than that? 


The FURTHER Candle ($24.99). Buy direct @ FURTHER  or from these retailers.  

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

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