๐Ÿ”ฅ Hot Tips: How to Burn Incense

๐Ÿ”ฅ Hot Tips: How to Burn Incense

One of my favorite rituals is burning incense because it provides a luxurious sensorial experience. Each cone burns for 20 minutes, producing mesmerizing curls of aromatic smoke and a scent that lingers for hours. Incense cones are an efficient and economical way to scent a large space.

Read on for some of our tips for getting a perfect burn every time ๐ŸคŒ

  1. Use a heat-safe burner on a heat-resistant surface. We recommend a metal, concrete, or ceramic dish. If you don't have a specific incense burner, the lid of your incense tin can be used as one!
  2. Add a small amount of table salt or sand to the burner/dish. This increases airflow so your cone can burn all the way to the base while protecting your burner from singe marks.
  3. Light the tip of the cone and allow it to stay lit for 10-15 full seconds. (Like the kind where you say Mississippi in between.) Blow out with a long full breath. The tip should glow red and produce visible smoke. If it doesnโ€™t, you can re-light and repeat. Allowing the cone to fully ignite from the start helps ensure it burns all the way.
  4. Let the cone stand untouched while burning. Keep away from fans and window drafts. Keep unused incense cones sealed when not in use. Best if burned within 6-8 months of purchase.

Bonus info/tips:

  • Be sure to use an open flame, no arc lighter!
  • Charcoal is cleaner burning and can purify the air in your space for up to 24hrs.ย 
  • Charcoal cones produce less intense smoke than wood incense, allowing more delicate and nuanced scent notes to shine through.

And most importantly, as Usher once said...