If you’re looking to relax or meditate, or simply enjoying the aromas of incense, an incense burner bowl can be a wonderful addition to your meditation practice. The process is easy and helps create the atmosphere you desire in your space.
Use an Incense Burner with a Stick or Cone
Lighting incense with a stick or cone is easy. Just place it on top of your burner and wait for it to begin burning. As soon as it does, you will enjoy its pleasant aroma that can drift throughout your room.
Few incense sticks or cones will suffice to fill an incense burner, but you have the option of adding more as desired. It’s wise to keep a tray nearby in case any ash falls from the burning incense.
For a more elegant and aesthetically pleasing way to burn your incense, consider an incense waterfall burner. These burners use backflow incense cones to create the effect of a flowing “waterfall” of smoke from the burning incense cones, with various styles and designs available – from natural-themed options to whimsical dragon or voodoo designs! There really is something for everyone when it comes to these incredible burners!
How to Select an Incense Burner
When selecting your incense burner, it is important to take into account the size and aesthetic of your space as well as personal preferences and the types of incense you plan to use.
Some incense burners are designed to accommodate multiple kinds of incense, so you can switch out the trays as needed to burn different scents simultaneously. These burners may be made from materials such as soapstone, brass, or ceramic.
These incense burners can be used for burning various types of incense, including solid stick and bamboo reed varieties. While they tend to be pricier than other burners, the investment proves worthwhile.
Maintain the aroma of your incense burner by periodically taking out the sand or rock that fills its base. Doing this helps prevent your incense from becoming stale, saving both time and money in the process.
Additionally, you should replace the incense cones located at the bottom of your burner as they burn out to ensure an even level of fragrance. Depending on what kind of incense you use, you may need to swap them out every few hours or so in order to maintain this level.
How to Clean an Incense Burner
After using your incense burner, wipe it down with a damp cloth and then dry it off using either paper towel or clean cloth. Doing so will keep the incense smelling fresh and protect the holder from rust or other damages.
In addition to keeping your incense smelling pleasant, an incense burner can also help promote relaxation and stress relief. Studies have demonstrated that a pleasant scent increases serotonin levels in the brain, decreasing anxiety levels and regulating sleep patterns.
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