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How to Make a Cone Incense Burner

how to make a cone incense burner

Cone incense burners offer an effortless way to burn a variety of incense. Not only that, but they’re also an enjoyable and creative way to add some flair to your home decor.

When crafting your own incense burner, there are a few factors to take into account: design, material and size. The materials you choose will determine how well your incense burner functions and for how long. Furthermore, the size of the container affects how much incense can be burned simultaneously.


When designing your incense burner, it is essential to consider its aesthetic appeal. Make it something that reflects your personal style – go for a simplistic design or opt for something more elaborate. Whichever option you select, ensure it is comfortable to use and complements the rest of your decor.

The most popular shape for cones is cylindrical. You can create them yourself from scratch using various ingredients or purchase pre-made cones in bulk.

Constructing Your Own Cones

One of the simplest ways to make incense cones is by mixing dough and water together. You can find recipes online or at craft stores; alternatively, you can mix together your favorite scents and ingredients before rolling them into cone shapes with a rolling pin.

Once dry, place them on parchment or wax paper to air dry, turning them over halfway through to expose their bottoms. Once the cones have set, you can either place them onto a plate to burn or use an empty soda bottle as a holding vessel.

Lighting a Backflow Incense Cone

To light an incense cone, you will need a lighter and holder that fits the cone perfectly. This holder allows the smoke from inside the cone to drip down through its hole, creating an enchanting waterfall effect.

Once lit, the incense cone should glow red and begin to smoke. Wait a few seconds before blowing it out so that none of the smoke gets into your lungs, as this could lead to lung damage.

Once placed on an incense burner, the cone should begin burning at higher heat than with traditional incense sticks. With backflow incense cones, you can enjoy their captivating aroma and smoke display for at least 20 minutes.

When using a backflow incense burner, it is essential to keep the area around it well-ventilated. Doing this helps avoid smoke from the burner damaging flammable items in your home. The best way to achieve this is by placing the burner on ceramic tile or trivet and keeping it away from drafty areas. Furthermore, making sure incense cones aren’t exposed to elements which could reduce their fragrance.


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