Hosting the Holidays

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!

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Materials Needed:

  • 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
  • double-boiler
  • 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.

Dip Pinecones

Using tongs, dip each pinecone into the wax until it is fully covered. Let dry on the wax paper.

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