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DIY Aromatic Wax Firestarters

These DIY firestarters are easy to make and will fill your house with the smell of aromatic spices and herbs.
Prep Time25 mins
Course: DIY, Home
Keyword: aromatherapy, fire starter, firestarter
Yield: 12 firestarters
Author: Lindsey Johnson
Cost: $20

Materials

  • 4 cups (about 1 pound) soy wax flakes
  • 2-3 cups mini pine cones
  • 12 bay leaves
  • 6 cinnamon sticks broken into pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon whole dried spices, such as cloves and allspice berries
  • Twelve 1 and 1/2 -inch pieces of cotton wick or string
  • Standard 12-cup muffin tin
  • 12 paper liners
  • Old pan for melting wax

Instructions

  • Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Fill each one with 1 bay leaf, 3-4 mini pine cones, a few pieces of broken cinnamon sticks, about 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary and a few whole spices.
    How to Make Aromatic Wax Fire Starters | HelloGlow.co
  • Nestle one of the cotton wicks into the center of each well.
    How to Make Aromatic Wax Fire Starters | HelloGlow.co
  • In an old pan over medium heat, melt the wax flakes. Pour an even amount of wax into each well. If needed, gently press the items down so they are mostly submerged in the wax. (They don't need to be completely covered—just enough to hold them together.) Let cool completely.
    How to Make Aromatic Wax Fire Starters | HelloGlow.co
  • Remove the fire starters from the muffin pan. Store in an airtight jar or tin or package individually to give away as gifts.
    How to Make Aromatic Wax Fire Starters | HelloGlow.co
  • To use the fire starter, place in the bottom of a traditional fireplace between the logs. Light the wick.
    How to Make Aromatic Wax Fire Starters | HelloGlow.co

Notes

These fire starters should only be used in traditional fireplaces or in outdoor campfires and fire pits. Do not use in gas fireplaces or wood-burning stoves. Please exercise safety precautions when using.