To make them, you need a candle, tweezers, and some cotton rounds.
|Standard cotton rounds you would find in the beauty department of stores.|
|Candle and a cotton round.|
Instead of wasting a candle and just melting down the wax, I wait until I am in the mood for candles and make my fire starters then. After your candle has been burning awhile (and melted wax has pooled into the bottom of the candle), just pour the melted wax in a shallow dish and use your tweezers to immerse the cotton round into the wax. Remove and let it dry.
|Two firestarters ready to use.|
To use, just tear the waxed cotton round to expose some of the inner fibers and light. They will burn for several minutes.