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i thought i was being smart-quite a while ago-and made a candle with potpourri

let's just say that all of it is flammable

:)

and i thought it was safe to leave candles unattended in the bathroom!

I could see why you wouldn't want to make a candle with potpourri, but since a fire starter is supposed to (I believe) catch fire, I'm assuming it would do ok and wouldn't be much different than using wood shaving. Would you agree?

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Well since a fire starter is supposed to start a fire wouldn't you want something in it that will catch on fire:D Potpourri works great!!!

I guess I was having a brain drain. First I wasn't sure if potpourri would burn completely, as I've never burned it, and second, didn't know if it would pop too much and cause a major fire hazard.

Thanks for all responses!

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I think it was here a long time ago that I got that idea. I just take the plastic or cardboard part off, open the tampon up a tad then dip in wax a few times. Because these are just for us to use for the firepit and such I remelt my wax tarts that are no longer throwing any scent and just use those. So between the dollar store cheapo tampons and basically free wax I have a cheap firestarter. As much as dh wouldn't like to admit it, he can not start a fire to save his life and with these he has no problem, doesn't even need newspaper to "help". lol

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Y'all are making things much more difficult than need be! If for your own use, simply pour your left over wax in a small dixie cup - or all your pieces of pillar candles work wonderfully. Use the paper on the dixie cup to start the fire. Making firestarters to sell, the potpourri is a nice touch and makes it kinda cute.....

But the tampons.......EWWWWWWWWWW I find that to be disgusting and a complete waste of money, effort and taste! Oh well to each their own.

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But the tampons.......EWWWWWWWWWW I find that to be disgusting and a complete waste of money, effort and taste! Oh well to each their own.

You should've seen my hubby's face when I told him about these - don't think I want to try them. However, perhaps once it's dipped in wax, can't tell what it is???:P

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I've read that the wax burns completely away - but have not tried one yet. :tongue2:

The firestarters burn up completely, there might be a slight oily spot, but the ashes soon soak that up. We only use one firestarter to start a fire & usually keep the fire going all season. So we are not burning alot of firestarters.

PamR

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