How to Make Eucalyptus-Pine Firestarters
For friends and family who have fireplaces or love camping, these homemade firestarters are a quick and easy holiday favor. They smell yummy, too!
- paraffin or soy wax blend
- eucalyptus essential oil
- pine essential oil
- green wax dye
- miniature pinecones
- flip-top glass jars
- wax paper
- kitchen towel
- ivory cardstock
- natural twine
- kitchen tongs
Melt Paraffin or Wax
Melt the wax or paraffin over low heat in a double boiler.
Add Essential Oils
Add one teaspoon each of the eucalyptus and pine essential oils.
Using tongs, dip each pinecone into the wax until it is fully covered. Let dry on the wax paper.
Add Color to Wax
Take the wax off the heat and add a few drops of the green dye. Keep adding dye until the wax reaches your desired color.
Using tongs, dip individual pinecones into the green wax and let them dry on the wax paper.
To create bunches of pinecones, pile several on a spoon and dip together. Drizzle with a little bit of extra wax and let dry in an ice cube tray.
Package the Firestarters
Fill a glass jar with the dried firestarters and tie on a hand-lettered label with twine.