When people mention fire starters, the image that comes to mind is of nasty strong-smelling blocks of white material or highly dangerous barbecue fluid which is quite harmful to people with continued use.
Our firelighters on the other hand, are fragranced with essential oils that can be used to freshen up a room before use. Just keep a pile near the fire and enjoy the slow release aroma.
We have a range of scents and shapes which means they are not only practical but good looking and can enhance your room.
How to use them
On the top of the Firestarter just scrape a little off the top until you see some cotton wool. Pull a few strands of cotton wool out a few centimetres. Once you are ready, light the cotton wool and let it burn for a few seconds. Then build your fire around the firelighter as normal using paper, small kindling and then larger pieces as the fire catches light.
On average a fire lighter will last for around 20 minutes which is plenty of time to get your fire going. In tests the flame has been hot enough to boil a mug of water for tea.
Where to use them
One of the amazing things about our fire starters is that they are waterproof and can even be carried in a pocket or rucksack easily. This makes them great for camping or fishing trips. They are also superb for starting Barbecues without the harmful fluid that can taste on the food.
How environmentally friendly are they?
Our fire starters are made from left over residues from our production process or items we have harvested from nature (e.g. fir cones). When we make products, we only use components which are environmentally sound as possible e.g. wood from stewarded forests, soy wax instead of paraffin wax. Inevitably the are some leftovers in the form of residues or spillages, off cuts and trimmings that reach a level that it makes it difficult and safe to use any more. At this point they are turned into fire starters, wood for heating. The only product incorporated as new is a tiny amount of Petroleum Jelly in the block fire starters. Whilst Petroleum Jelly is a by-product itself, we are looking for a greener alternative.ng or composted to grow plants. Rarely does anything of ours go to landfill.