About Us


Fireworks Cookbook was started by a few pyros in southern Georgia. We have been into fireworks manufacturing for many years. We started this site in hopes of providing a service to the pyrotechnics community by providing low cost and high-quality chemicals and a central database for pyrotechnic formulas.


We have spent the majority of our professional lives dedicated to fireworks and pyrotechnics and have sourced the very very best in high-quality chemicals and materials.

We are part of pyrotechnic clubs like Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI), Florida Pryo Arts Guild (FPAG), Midlands Pyro Association (MPA) and others. We are also members of amazing sites like Fireworking.com, Passfire.com and others.

We have a number of exciting projects planned in the near future including additional chemicals, kits, colored smoke, tooling, and others.

History of Fireworks

Fireworks have been captivating audiences for centuries with their vibrant colors and impressive displays of light and sound. But how were they discovered?

The origins of fireworks can be traced back to ancient China, where they were used in religious and ceremonial events. According to historical records, the Chinese used a mixture of charcoal, sulfur, and potassium nitrate to create a primitive form of gunpowder, which they then used to make fireworks. The earliest known fireworks were simply balls of this gunpowder mixture that were thrown into a fire, creating a small explosion and a flash of light. Over time, the Chinese began to experiment with different shapes and sizes of these gunpowder balls, as well as different colors and effects. They also discovered that they could create more complex displays by placing the balls inside bamboo tubes, which could be lit to create a series of timed explosions. By the 9th century, fireworks had become an important part of Chinese culture, and they were used in a variety of celebrations and ceremonies.

The use of fireworks eventually spread to other parts of the world, including Europe and the Middle East. In the 13th century, Marco Polo brought the Chinese technology back to Europe, where it was further developed and refined. By the 16th century, fireworks were being used in Europe for a variety of purposes, including military signals, religious ceremonies, and public entertainment. Today, fireworks are an integral part of many cultural traditions around the world, and they continue to captivate audiences with their vibrant colors and dynamic displays. The technology and techniques used to create fireworks have evolved over time, but the fundamental principles remain the same as those used by the ancient Chinese. In conclusion, fireworks were discovered by the ancient Chinese, who developed a primitive form of gunpowder and used it to create simple explosive devices. Over time, these early fireworks were refined and developed into the complex and impressive displays that we know today. Despite the passage of centuries, fireworks continue to captivate audiences with their vibrant colors and dynamic displays of light and sound.

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