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Thursday, April 12, 2007


It's almost here.

With all the rain lately here in New Jersey, it may not feel like barbecue season.

It's here anyway, and as I was preparing to spend some warm spring nights outdoors, I discovered one thing. It's not a good idea to save citronella candles from year to year.

As you can see, they have a way of doing funny things such as oozing out of the seams of the metal containers that hold the wax.

And, in case you didn't know, the citronella oil in the melted wax is highly flammable.

Just check out the idiots on YouTube playing with it.

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Anonymous Jacob Morris said...

Thanks for the tip but we use the ones in the glass-they are more classy!

Are they just as dangerous? Style may not have anything to do with safety but it looks better!

Thu Apr 12, 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

citronella oil in wax or as a fluid is highly flammable. use it with caution in any container.

Thu Apr 12, 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

you can buy citronella plants (geranium family)(from which citronella is derived)..and plant them around bbq area or in pots..also,marigolds are a natural bug repellent (that's why they smell yucky)..not as effective as DEET sprays or citronella candles, but no toxins either..

Thu Apr 12, 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about pets and those plants, though?

Thu Apr 12, 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

good question, I guess ask your vet...can't be any more toxic than bagged pet food!

Thu Apr 12, 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous keith richards said...

snort it and see what happens.

Thu Apr 12, 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous da grill man said...

BBQ season? Where? When? Here?
What ever happen to spring?
This weather is a drag.More condusive to sleeping than firing up the grill.
A Nor'easter heading this way for Sunday too. Happens every time them astronauts head into space....LOL

Thu Apr 12, 06:49:00 PM  

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