Incense is an excellent way to create a peaceful atmosphere and bring serenity into the room, but it should always be done safely and efficiently.
When it comes to burning incense, there are a few methods you can choose from depending on what kind of incense you have. Here are some of the more popular ones:
Dropping in Water
A simple method for putting out incense is by dropping it in a bowl of water and shaking gently to remove any remaining embers. This is an effective way to keep your burner clean and prevent the incense from becoming a fire hazard.
Additionally, this method will help remove any unpleasant odors caused by incense. You can utilize this technique with either cones or sticks.
Reading Incense Ash
Many people enjoy using incense ashes as a form of divination, or to get messages from the universe about what’s going on in their lives. This can be an excellent skill to learn and it’s simple enough: just ask a question while the incense is burning, then observe any ashes left behind when the burning has finished or you’re ready to discard it.
Making a Censer
Turn your incense sticks into beautiful bowl-shaped censers by rolling out some natural air dry stone clay and shaping it into the desired shape. This project can be fun for the whole family!
Maintaining Your Sticks Safe
Always use a holder for your incense sticks. This will prevent them from getting broken, twisted, or charred and creating a fire hazard. A good holder should have a hole at one end that allows you to quickly extinguish an ember.
Another method for extinguishing incense sticks is using an incense boat, which is a thin wooden or metal holder with a groove down the center. This will catch any ashes that fall from the incense stick and make it simpler to extinguish its embers.
You could also use a ceramic or stone censer designed specifically for incense, which will prevent the embers from falling onto furniture and other flammable materials in the room.
Relighting Your Incense
Some incenses, like charcoal discs, can be relit multiple times to extend their enjoyment. If this is the case for your incense, follow the instructions included with it and use caution when relighting it.
Relighting an incense is easy when using a flame designed for this purpose, which you can find at most stores and online retailers.
If you need assistance lighting your incense, reach out to the manufacturer for guidance. Doing so could save a lot of hassle in the future.
As a beginner, it’s beneficial to practice reading incense ashes. Doing so will help you become more in touch with your intuition, making it simpler to decipher the messages and signs written on the ash.
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