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How to Make Enchanted Fire Starters for Outdoor Large Cauldrons or Bonfires #firestarter #silverravenWolf

by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2020

This cauldron is 10 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches deep.

My magickal family and I do a lot of outdoor work here at the RavenWolf hearthstone, which includes crafting, rituals, meditation, and spellcasting.  Sometimes we use the circle bonfire area and in other instances, we have a cauldron centered on a picnic table as our focus.  This winter we enjoyed mild temperatures with plenty of good weather to collect dried sticks and tinder for our fire work.  To add to the enchantment, I’ve been making aromatic fire starters from collected and recycled materials nestled in soy wax.

Sticks gathered from the forest floor and herb stalks and roots pulled from last year’s garden.


You can make your own with just a few supplies.  Here is what I used, however, feel free to change anything to match your needs.

Cupcake papers
Soy Wax — I used Cargill C-3 Nature – 1 pound made 8
Wicks — I used Eco 14 (however, you don’t need the wick, they just make the fire starter a bit easier to handle)
Herbals to match your intent
Cupcake Pan
Indelible Marker – if you want to put sigils on the bottom of your firestarter
Not required:  I also added heart and shamrock embeds made of dyed paraffin wax, and
3 drops of matching liquid fluid condenser to each firestarter (see my book The Witching Hour for instructions, or you can purchase Liquid Fluid Condenser from my online shoppe).


Soy wax can be safely melted in the microwave in a Pyrex container (follow instructions from manufacturer). You can also use a double-boiler. Never melt wax in a single pot on the stove as you risk fire/explosion from the gases.  Before pouring the wax, you can draw sigils with an indelible marker on the paper cupcake cups, or you can wait until they are cool to add your intent.  Place empty cups in the cupcake pan.


Once you have melted the wax, add fragrance if you desire.  Follow manufacturer’s instructions for fragrance load.  Next, I added dried wax-soaked paper towels (recycled from the cleanup from candle making) in the center of each cupcake paper, or you can cut paper towels in strips and then into small squares and rectangles and stack them in the paper cups.  Other choices include using about 1 to 1/2 inch of sawdust instead of wax-soaked paper towels.  You can usually get a free bag from a lumber yard.  Add any small bits of sticks that you have gathered from the woods.  Cedar chips also work.

firepreppouredwaxincupsPour the wax into the cupcake paper.  I pour wax as close to the lip as possible.  Wait a few minutes until the wax begins to skim (just a bit) on top.  This is so your herbals don’t sink.  My advice is not to walk away before adding your goodies because wax has a tendency to set up quickly once it starts to skim.  I usually stand there with my Kindle and catch a page or two.  Add wick, herbals, and embeds (like the hearts and shamrocks shown here if you are using them).   Once all ingredients are added, I empower the firestarters for their intent.  The melts vibrate well to tuning forks, bells, rattles, whispering, or chanting.

1.5 pounds of wax will make 12 fire starters as long as you have included plenty of paper towel bits, sawdust, small flakes of wood or all three options.  Trim wicks to 1/2 to 1 inch.

Once the wax completely cools, your firestarters are ready to use in your outdoor large cauldron or bonfire.

shamrockinfireHow to Use Wax Firestarters:  Lay the firestarter on a bed of tinder, small sticks, or dried herbs.  Light the wick or the paper on the side of the firestarter (or both) — lighting honestly depends on weather conditions or the material you are using in your fire.

firefinishedlove4Love Herbal Formula — Ginger Bits, Rose Petals, Cinnamon sticks, and Hot Peppers with 3 drops of Spirits of Rose Liquid Fluid Condenser in each firestarter.


Prosperity Herbal Formula – Chocolate Mint, Chamomile, Red Clover, Allspice, Cinnamon, and 3 drops of Spirits of Marigold Liquid Fluid Condenser.

Your luscious firestarters can be given as gifts to camping enthusiasts, coven mates, or added as an important part of an outdoor ritual or celebration.  From your hands to Spirit — have a lovely day!
Many Blessings!
Too busy to make your own firestarters? No worries! These firestarters are available in my WhisperMagick Shoppe. Visit


Llewellyn Author of over 23 magickally enchanting books. Braucherei practitioner. Artist, photographer, quilter, chandler, doll maker and lover of genealogy. Visit her WhisperMagick online shoppe at

15 thoughts on “How to Make Enchanted Fire Starters for Outdoor Large Cauldrons or Bonfires #firestarter #silverravenWolf

  1. I have an abundance of used up candles and I have been wondering what to do with small amounts of wax inside them. Now I know! This will be a great way to use this wax up, because in the past I have tried to make new candles with it, but they never burn well. i’m not sure why these refurbished candles just don’t work well, but I’m sure they will work well as fire starters.

    Thank you very much, Silver for this useful information.

    Imbolc Blessings to you!

    1. The old pieces are probably not burning well because of your wick choice. It is difficult to find the right wick and you would need to buy several types and experiment. This is a good idea for old wax. Just don’t microwave old candle ends due to fire hazard and possible explosion- use a double boiler instead.

  2. What a beauty 🙂 ❤ I Love them! Thank You for this celebration for my eyes and heart Silver RavenWolf! I Love You so much 🙂 and I thank You from my whole heart! Blessed Be and Namaste

  3. I enjoyed the great release program and was sorry it was over. This tutorial was like an unexpected gift. After reading this, I read the candle divination post. Also awesome. Thanks.

  4. Thank you for this idea.I love the hearts and shamrocks in the starters. I have made some starters a time ago, and used dried “dennenappels” as the wick. I cannot remmember the English word. When I translate it, it would sound like pine-apple, but that is not what I mean. Pine-apple is a fruit and dennenappel is the brown thing what squirrels eat, from the pine-tree. Sorry, my English is terrible. I can read and speak it, but writing …..not so good. Have a good Imbolc today. Many blessings.

  5. You are so creative, Silver! 💕 love this project, it’s festive and magickal. What a treat for Imbolc. Thank you for all the inspiring workings and clearings during the Great Release, it was such perfect timing too. Bless you! 💕

  6. HI, Silver I wanted to buy your Silver’s Spells hardback book you sell on wispermagick with a nice autographed inscription for my teacher who was influenced early on by To Ride A Silver Broomstick. Just to be clear in the box labeled, How would you like your book autographed? I actually write what I would want to you to write and then you write that on and sign it?
    Just wanted to give back to our teacher.

    Thank you for your time

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