Remove the top or open the door of a fireplace or fire pit if necessary.
Place a citronella fire log in the center of the stove, pit or chimenea. Turn the log so that the edge of the paper wrapped around the log is accessible.
Light the edge of the paper wrapper with a match or lighter on both ends.
Replace the lid or close the door on the fire pit or fire place to contain sparks that could be produced as the citronella log burns.