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#31677 Apr 26th, 2007 at 07:47 AM
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I have been reading up on the Chinese tallow tree (popcorn tree). I thought these guys to be just pests that could take over the world given enough time. However it seems they have a use in making candles and getting oil from the seeds that can be used to replace vegetable oil in cooking. :/ Now reading though it seems the leaves, sap and even decaying leaves are toxic to other plants and animals. nervous So I was wondering if anyone has ever gotten the wax from the tree and made candles with it. I was going to try it but after reading about the toxic leaves/sap I was way nervous about boiling the leaves to get the wax off. So anyone? touched


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i never tried it, or herd of it till just now nervous sounds scary.


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I'd leave that to the experts-imagine the toxic steam when boiling ! That worries me for you and any pets.


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