Easy-to-use product turns a campfire into vibrant neon flames

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Gather round the campfire, kiddos. This one is a doozy!

Magical Flames transforms wood-burning fire into vibrant neon colors. The product is perfect for inside and outdoors because it doesn’t emit odor or smoke. But the best part is, it’s super easy to use. Just toss a few unopened packets into the fire. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

The psychedelic packets last for 45 minutes to an hour — so you can enjoy all the changing colors. Plenty of time to unwind and get cozy.

Shop: Magical Flames, 4-pack, $2.99

Credit: Camping World

How it works is different chemicals create different hues when added to the fire. Lithium salt or strontium nitrate creates red flames, calcium chloride makes orange, sodium chloride makes yellow, boric acid, borax and copper sulfate turn green, potassium chloride becomes violet and alcohol turns the flames blue. 

Although the effect can be achieved on with some experimenting on your own, it can be tedious, costly and well, you’d literally be playing with fire. Leave the pyrotechnics up to the professionals!

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