Hints on safety with potpourri

December 16, 1990

Simmering pots of potpourri can spice up a stuffy house with all kinds of pleasant scents. However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that the devices can flare up when the candle acummulates soot, wax or wick debris.

The CPSC suggests you should clean the outside of the bowl before each use, never allow soot to accumulate above or around the candle flame, and keep the candle and wick clean of debris or wick droppings. Also, never let the bowl burn dry and never leave it unattended while burning.

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