Eco-chic Fire Starters

Certain scents just make me feel calm. A fire burning in a fireplace also does the trick. Combining the two is just heavenly and this DIY does just that. 

Pine cones and dried herbs such as rosemary, sage leaves, and cinnamon sticks make fragrant kindling for a winter fire unlike composite fire logs and lighter fluid as they don't rely on chemicals to ignite the flame. 


1. Bundle dried herbs and small pine cones in a sheet of newspaper and secure the ends with raffia or cotton twine. 

2. As you pile your logs for your fire, nestle the herb bundle underneath the logs with the paper ends sticking out. 

3. To start the fire simply light the newspaper ends. As the paper burns up the herbs inside will ignite and incinerate giving the logs a chance to catch fire. 

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