Burning cone incense is simple and rewarding. All you need is a heat-resistant container and some incense cones.
Hold the tip of the incense cone against a flame from a lighter or matches for five to ten seconds until it begins to glow and produce smoke. Then, blow out the flame and enjoy the fragrance.
1. Light the tip of the cone
You can light a cone by holding a flame to its tip for ten seconds or more. It should glow red and emit a delicate wisp of smoke, indicating that it is burning. Then blow out the flame and allow the cone to smolder.
If the cone does not ignite, apply a flame to it for a few more seconds and repeat this process if necessary. Keep in mind that cones burn very hot and it is important to use them on a heat resistant burner or on a ceramic tile to avoid starting a fire.
A good cone burner is often fanciful, featuring log cabins and fantasy creatures, or a clay platform on which to place the cone. They also often feature brass bottoms to reduce flammability.
2. Place the cone in a heat-resistant container
Incense has been used for centuries to enhance meditation, relaxation and sleep. It is also known to reduce stress and increase energy levels. These benefits can be achieved by using natural, plant-based incense products.
One common reason why an incense cone may not stay lit is because it is being disrupted by air movement. To prevent this, it is best to place the cone in a heat-resistant container.
It is also a good idea to spread a thin layer of sand or uncooked rice at the bottom of the burner, which will help improve the cone’s ability to burn and protect the burner from heat. The burner should be placed on a nonflammable surface, such as ceramic tile or a plate. Also, it is a good idea to keep the burner away from drafty areas, as well as open windows.
3. Light the tip of the cone
You can use a plate or bowl that’s heat-resistant to hold an incense cone. Just make sure that the plate is large enough to accommodate the tip of the incense cone. Pour some sand or salt on the bottom to prevent the cone from falling over as it burns.
Using a lighter or a matchstick, apply flame to the tip of the incense cone until it ignites. You should see a red glow and a tendril of smoke emanating from the tip of the cone.
This is a great way to enjoy cone incense without the need for a burner. Just be careful to blow out the flame before removing the incense cone from the plate or container. This is important so that the burning ember doesn’t touch anything flammable, such as curtains.
4. Place the cone in a burner
If you don’t have a burner that can hold an incense cone, you can use a heat-resistant plate or bowl. Make sure that the cone is positioned correctly in the container so that the point is pointed upward and the flat and wide part of the cone is at the bottom.
Once the tip of the cone is lit, wait a few seconds until the flame goes out and only smoldering embers remain. This is a sign that the incense cone has been successfully burned and is producing fragrant smoke.
Always burn incense cones in a well-ventilated room and out of reach of children and pets. It is also important to keep your burner clean. You can do this by putting a small amount of sand or salt in the bottom of the burner before you place your incense cone on top.
5. Extinguish the flame
Most types of incense can be relit, but it’s important to extinguish the flame properly. This ensures that the cone doesn’t get wet and that the new smoke has a way to fall down.
Depending on the type of incense, this can also help maintain the scent. It’s important to keep incense cones away from drafty areas or open windows.
To extinguish the flame of a burning incense cone, simply blow it out. Be careful not to drop the cone in water, as it may lose its shape and break. After blowing out the flame, let the cone cool and then place it in a trash can. Be sure to dispose of the ashes carefully. The best method is to move a bin liner near the area, so that you can easily scoop them up with a broom or dustpan.