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How to Light an Incense Burner

how to light an incense burner

When lighting an incense burner, it must be kept out of reach of children or pets and away from windows where a breeze could knock it over. This is because incense is highly flammable and poses a danger to your health and safety.

How to Light an Incense Burner

Before using your incense burner, it is necessary to first clean it. Doing this will remove any odors or gunk that may have built up inside of it. Baking soda and water work great as a mild abrasive that won’t scratch or damage the inside of your burner. Finally, rinse with lukewarm water in order to completely eliminate any residual residue.

How to Utilize an Incense Burner

Your incense burner can be used with various types of incense. For instance, it works great with powder, coil and cone incense sticks.

Powder incense is the most popular type of incense used with a backflow burner. This mixture consists of aromatic plants, woods and resins that have been ground into fine powder before being burned on charcoal to produce smoke.

Once the charcoal is lit, place an incense cone or stick atop of it. This will trap any ash in the bowl of the incense burner and prevent it from falling out. Enjoy the calming effects of burning this type of incense!

How to Light a Coil Incense Cone

To start lighting the outside end of a coil incense cone, use either a lighter or match and light its outside end first. Allow the flame to smolder for several seconds before extinguishing it completely.

Once you’ve done that, insert the end of the coil in a suitable burner. Opt for one with a large bowl so the coil can be securely placed there. Alternatively, some burners feature clips attached to the center of the coil which make it easier for it to stay above water’s edge.

Lighting a Backflow Incense Cone

The most straightforward way to light an incense cone is by holding it and lighting its tip with either a lighter or match. This will cause the ember at the tip to glow red and emit a pleasant aroma.

Place the cone on a burner to create the backflow effect. Make sure you hold it safely as it can get quite hot! Enjoy the serene, calming effects that an incense cone produces with its smoke waterfall effect.

For a calming, relaxing effect from an incense cone, we suggest trying our beautiful backflow incense burner. These burners come in various shapes such as the stunning ceramic dragon that dances when placed with an incense cone.


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