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If you only do one green thing… 

January 19, 2021

If you only do one green thing… 

Ditch your lighter fluid the next time you grill or host an outdoor bonfire. Instead, light up your outdoor campfire, bonfires, fire pits, or smokey joes with eco-friendly fire starting cubes. No lighter fluid or paraffin or kerosene (petroleum) based igniters here. 

And your s’mores won’t taste like lighter fluid. Speaking of, scroll down for a little recipe

If You Care Firelighters are made from wood and vegetable oil which means there’s no toxins like formaldehyde or other added chemicals, so it’s healthy for you and it won’t harm vegetation, plants or marine life. They burn for 8-10 minutes each, helping youbuild a long-lasting fire. These firelighters are so healthy, you can even use these in your fireplace—can’t use lighter fluid in the house, so why would you use it where you cook or breathe?  

What’s Good?

  • No unpleasant smells (or tastes)
  • Plastic free
  • Long shelf life 
  • Not oily or greasy
  • Non-explosive
  • Can be stored near or with food
  • Harmless when in contact with plants, vegetation or aquatic organisms
  • No petroleum products—no kerosene, no paraffin wax, less soot
  • Non-toxic—no formaldehyde, no added chemicals
  • 100% home and municipal compostable
  • FSC Certified wood from responsibly managed forests
  • 100% USDA Certified Biobased Product
  • 100% Renewable sources
  • 100% non-GMO vegetable oil
  • Carbon neutral
  • Even the packaging is GOOD: unbleached paper totally chlorine-free (TCF)FSC certified forests; 100% non-toxic inks and glues

Why make the switch from Petroleum based fire starters?
Some firelighters contain kerosene and or paraffin or paraffin wax, all derived from Petroleum, and therefore based on non-renewable fossil fuels. With the combustion of some firelighters, formaldehyde—a substance which has been classified as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—may be released. 

Why is it Carbon Neutral?
If You Care Firelighters are made 100% from biomass—wood and vegetable oil—the emissions resulting from their combustion are considered carbon neutral. This is due to the fact that the C02 emitted from the combustion of biomass is offset by reduction of the C02 in the atmosphere as a result of new biomass growth. This is in accordance with guidelines by the EPA as well as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The same cannot be said for firelighters using petroleum products, such as kerosene, paraffin wax or slack wax. 

So as you protect yourself from Covid by hosting your friends and family outside, also protect yourself and the environment from the harmful effects of petroleum products, too! Stay safe friends. 


Eat S’more Good Chocolate 

1 Endangered Species Bar(we suggest caramel)

1 Marshmallow

2 Graham Crackers

You know what to do… didn’t even need a recipe. You just needed a nudge to use quality dark chocolate that is organic and fair trade certified. Yum. :)

how to make smores

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