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Pinecone Firestarters Recipe

Starting a fire in your fireplace cansometimes be a little challenging, butstarting fires with festive pineconesmakes this process way easier.

Recipe makes approximately 20large fire starters.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:

Directions:

Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:

Pinecones
Wax Paper
Cookie Sheet


Clean & Sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

1.  Gather pinecones from a pine tree. Remove any debris or dirt on them. Place the pinecones on the cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Carefully, slide the cookie sheet into the oven. Turn the oven off after 30 minutes. Leave the pinecones in the in the oven for the duration of two hours. This will ensure that they are completely dry.

2.  Starting at the bottom end, wrap the wick around the pinecone two or three times. Try to get the wick as far into the pine cone layers as possible. Leave 1 to 2 inches of wick at the top of the pinecone.

3.  Melt two pounds of Pillar of Bliss Wax. Once the wax hits 195 degrees, add red coloring. Let the wax temperature drop to 180 degrees. Add 1 ounce of Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil per pound of melted wax. Stir gently.

4.  Now, you are ready to dip the pinecone. For the first dip you need to prime the wick. Holding the end of the wick, immerse the pinecone completely in the wax for 45 seconds.

5.  Place the dipped pinecone on wax paper. Allow the wax to cool and harden. Repeat step 4 until the pinecones are completely coated to your satisfaction.

6.  Allow the pinecones to dry overnight, then store in airtight containers.

7. You are now ready to set the night a fire. Do not use these as regular candles! They are meant to start fires in your fireplace.


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