How to use incense burner

It certainly seems that there are magical and fascinating forces when you think of incense burners! Due to the fact that they are so enchanting to look at and soothing to our mind everyone should have an incense burner at home.

Here's everything you've always wanted to know about using an incense burner, so you can revel in an extremely fascinating result every time.


How to light an incense burner


Place your incense burner in the ideal location.

- Choose an indoor location to use, free of drafts and crosswinds that could disturb your smoke cascade.

- Close all windows and place your burner away from the air conditioner that creates a current. This will ensure a perfect cascade and an enchanting smoke effect.

How to light the cone

- Install your incense burner before lighting the cone. Hold your incense cone in one hand and your lighter or match in the other.



How to hold the cone while you turn it on

- With a firm grip on the very base of your incense cone (keeping your fingers at a safe distance from the flame).

- Gently tilt the cone slightly to the side at a 45 degree angle.

- Hold the cone at this side angle as you insert the tip into the flame.

- This not only makes lighting easier, but also encourages the flame to completely envelop the tip of the cone and establish good ignition.

How long to let the flame burn

You want the top third of your incense cone to be completely covered by the flame before you blow it out and let it burn.

- This will ensure that your cone burns powerfully and evenly, and that it has a large flaming surface to generate many fascinating incense clouds.

- You can help the incense cone burn by carefully rotating the cone between your fingers while holding it at a 45 degree angle.

- This allows the flame to consume a larger surface area more evenly.

When does the reflux effect begin?

Your discharge incense cone has a specially designed cone shape. It has a channel hole on the inside that goes from the base to the top third. The very tip of the incense cone is solid, providing fuel to burn and create the smoke generated.

When you light the tip of your incense cone, you will notice that the smoke will rise at first, until the burning part makes its way to where the channel hole begins... And that's where the magic of the ebb happens!

How to position the cone on the burner

To achieve a powerful backflow incense smoke effect, make sure the hole at the bottom of your incense cone aligns perfectly with the hole on the incense burner when you place it.

Aligning these two holes will give you a strong vacuum effect that allows the smoke to be pulled down with a powerful pull.




Some precautions to take with an incense-holder

Install your burner on a stable, hard surface where it cannot tip over or be accidentally knocked over in a high traffic area.

Always burn your incense safely, out of the reach of children and pets. Their curious nature and the hypnotic effect of the cascading smoke will attract little hands and snout, so keep your burner out of harm's way to ensure an uninterrupted meditation session!

Keep flammable fabrics or materials at a safe distance to prevent curtains from blowing on your cone incense burner or any clothing that falls on it when it is lit.

Be sure to store the incense in a place out of the sun, in a dry place to fully enjoy the effects of aromatherapy.


Problems you may encounter with a incense burner

Cone incense does not receive enough oxygen to burn it.
Although you need a draught and breeze free area to get a good effect, remember that the fire needs oxygen to maintain even combustion! Installing your backflow incense burner in an enclosed space is not ideal, so make sure you have enough fresh air so that the burning incense is not smothered for lack of oxygen to feed it.

Cones may not be dry enough.
Always keep your incense cones in a cool and dry place. Just like firewood, which will not light a good fire if it is damp.

• If your incense cone absorbs too much moisture during storage, it will not burn properly.
• Try to leave them on a sunny windowsill for a few minutes to dry if you live in a humid environment, so they will be an excellent little wood!




Incense burner in a draughty area.
If you have a breeze or a draft coming from an open window, it can carry smoke up and far into your environment rather than down into your cascade burner.

The flame did not burn far enough to reach the canal hole.
Be sure to let the flame burn at least one third of the cone tip before blowing it out. In this way, you will expose the burning incense to the hole in the channel where the vacuum occurs and creates the downward pressure.

Holes are not completely aligned.
You are looking to create a vacuum to allow the smoke ebb to begin, so align the hole at the base of your cone with the hole on your incense burner (as accurately as you can!) to ensure a good seal and a good discharge of the plant.

Can I reuse an incense cone?
As with all incense, reflux incense cones are single-use because the flame will consume the material to be burned. The good news is that each incense cone burns for about 20 minutes, the ideal time to organize a meditation session in your busy day!


Still fascinated by incense burners? Feel free to read our other articles on our website. You will learn more about the use of incense for meditation.