Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I'm afraid that I'm not really good at starting fires in the fireplace. And, since it will be fireplace season soon, I thought that I would post this little tip here. I read about this somewhere online a few years ago and gave it a try. It works well and doesn't cost any extra money. The only ingredients listed are vinegar and water - which are not used in this 'recipe' - but Zaar wouldn't take the 'other' ingredients.


  1. Ingredients:.
  2. empty toliet paper roll.
  3. lint, from the dryer.
  4. Use the lint out of your dryer and stuff it into a used (empty) toilet paper roll.
  5. These little rolls are then placed under the logs in the fireplace and lit.
  6. This gets a good fire rolling for no pennies at all.
Most Helpful

These are so simple to bake and burn so easily! They make excellent kindling for free. I put a little drop of scented oil on the roll to make it a little extra special and release some nice scent into the air as well. I'll never toss tp rolls or lint away again! Thanks for sharing.

Sue Lau December 19, 2014

-38 wind chill at noon today. Worse tomorrow! These are some handy little fire starters - for starting a new fire or getting a dying one going again!

Linky January 28, 2014

12 degrees last night, used the fire starters & they are awesome! DH didn't believe me when I told him I got a fire started. Thank you so much for posting. Congrats on your Football Conference Champion win!

SB6 January 23, 2014