While the recipe lists paraffin wax, you can use any kind of wax that you prefer, including old candles, (or dollar store candles, chopped into pieces!), especially if you're making a large number of fire starters to have on hand.
1 c. paraffin, melted
1 1/2 cups sawdust
We recommend having a junk pot to make homemade recipes such as this, again, the dollar store often has pots and pans for $2-3 each.
Melt the wax and add the sawdust, stirring
well to thoroughly coat. Spoon it into the paper cup and shove a single q-tip into the center. Pour about 1 Tbs of additional melted wax over the top of each Q-tip "wick" if you want the wick to also be waterproof.
To Use: Light the Q-tip wick with a match or lighter.