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Candles in toilets?

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hebdenhedgehog Tue 03-Nov-09 14:35:18

Have heard that a lit candle / naked flame in a toilet eliminates smells. hmm

But is it true?

NorbertDentressangle Tue 03-Nov-09 14:38:32

Apparently if you light a match and let it burn out it eliminates smells.

bran Tue 03-Nov-09 14:39:33

It will burn off any methane that may be lingering. It won't help with any other smells, like wee or damp. TBH, opening a window for a minute will do just as well as lighting a match and waving it over the bowl of the loo.

AtleastbeCYBILtoeachother Tue 03-Nov-09 14:40:43

Oh we get through lots of matches in our house.

Glade scented candles are about £1.50 each at the mo in Sainsburys, I've just stockpiled them.

hebdenhedgehog Tue 03-Nov-09 15:56:01

Thank you, good to know - will try it out...

hebdenhedgehog Tue 03-Nov-09 15:58:25

...although not sure leaving matches / lighter for anyone (inc DD (7)) to use is maybe the best idea?! shock

Maybe she can practise being at a gig in several years time, and start to wave the lighter about in the dark like Americans seem to do grin wink

MitchyInge Tue 03-Nov-09 16:00:45

what, sort of floating in the actual bowl? hmm

Jajas Tue 03-Nov-09 16:02:20

Possibly not actually IN the lavvy as your post title suggests grin!

I often light a candle in my downstairs cloakroom especially if I have guests, opening a window is definitely best for any 'specific' odours though!

MitchyInge Tue 03-Nov-09 16:04:30

smooth avoidance of using the T word there jajas wink

Jajas Tue 03-Nov-09 18:31:13

Yes indeed Mitchy grin!

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