I think I have it figured out though. I made my own fire starters! I used dollar store cotton pads and the wax I was going to throw away from the wax burner (you know how you use wax melts and after awhile they stop smelling?) I also added the scrapings from some container candles that were too low to burn anymore. I put that concoction in a glass baking cup, melted it, dipped the pads and voila!
I used 2 pads for each, 1 waxed 1 not. I dipped the first in the melted wax, then laid it on top of the dry pad. When it cooled they stuck together. They aren't a pretty color, but that's what I get from recycling used wax from various sources!
These are a great size for lighting the fireplace, burning leaves or twigs outside or getting the boxes and papers going when I burn the garbage. You can make larger ones with dryer lint and toilet paper rolls....but since I primarily use them in the fireplace I stick with the small ones.