treegod wrote:Citronella, that's the stuff I think Damh used (when I went). How does it compare to paraffin in environmental terms?
treegod wrote:I think Anderida used citrus something rather than paraffin, don't know how that compares.
skh wrote:Citronella is an essential oil, I doubt that you can make (and afford) whole torches from it. I guess they were made of whatever torches are made of (probably not beeswax), and scented with citronella.
Aurora wrote:though not commercial soya candles as you can't garuntee that the soya used has not been genetically engineered
katie bridgewater wrote:treegod wrote:I think Anderida used citrus something rather than paraffin, don't know how that compares.
Sadly not. The most recent Anderida fire labyrinth was definitely done with petro-chemicals.
DJ Droood wrote:Aurora wrote:though not commercial soya candles as you can't garuntee that the soya used has not been genetically engineered
as long as you weren't eating the candles why would it matter?
Badger Bob wrote:Those chuffing lanterns really do my head in, I'm always picking the leftover bits up after a wedding at the local hotel. I keep complaining to them but they just reply that they are not illegal and are totally environmentally friendly (to which I generally reply "my arse").
mwyalchen wrote:Also as a matter of accuracy, since you wrote "I have seen more and more of them over the years until now every Mercian Gathering and every (Rainbow Circle) Druid Camp has one, and other camps have them occasionally." - I've worked on this camp (washing up in the cafe and doing music) for the last four years, and this is the only one which has featured a fire labyrinth.
Corwen wrote:...(the idea of burning vegetable oil in a hungry world isn't good either)
mwyalchen wrote:Though, of course, going to law (especially with a neighbour) is a nasty business.
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