Used by traditional Mayan people to light fires for heating and cooking purposes, Ocote is a high resin content fragrant pine wood that lights easily with a match or lighter. Gardeco ocote sticks are 100% natural material with no artificial chemicals. Safe to use in clay chimeneas, burning them will not crack the chimenea. When burning the resin produces a distinctive sweet and pleasant smelling odor. Ocote is a fast growing tree from naturally forming forests on the slopes of mountains found throughout Central America. Bags of Gardeco Ocote fire lighting sticks are approximately 1KG in weight and contain around 35-40 sticks per bag.
Gardeco are a specialist importer of chimeneas, firepits and other real fire products. They aim to provide customers with a wide and varied selection of products for the home and garden. Along with a variety of materials including clay, steel and cast-iron. Gardeco now offer a brand new material called chimalin, a breakthrough fireproof clay material.