Regular incense cones release scented smoke from their pointed tip. Backflow incense cones, on the other hand, create a waterfall effect by flowing from their base.
Keep in mind that burning cones emit more smoke than stick incense, so it’s important to place them on a burner or holder that is out of reach from curious pets and children. Then, use a lighter or match to light the narrow end of your cone.
1. Place the Cone on the Burner
The point of the cone should be facing up and positioned in a backflow burner. Backflow incense burners are a good choice because they allow the smoke to flow downward in a waterfall-like effect.
After placing the incense cone on the burner, light it with a lighter or match sticks. Allow the tip to glow for five to ten seconds. When the flame has disappeared, gently blow it out or fan it with paper. If you blow the cone out too quickly, it will not burn properly and may produce a large amount of ash particles that can fall on drapes and other flammable items.
Be careful not to light the incense cone in windy conditions or near fans. The draft could disrupt the flow of smoke, which can cause it to stop flowing from the top. This will also reduce the fragrance of the burning cone. You should also avoid touching the ash after it has completely burned and let the cone cool down before removing it from the burner.
2. Light the Cone
Whether you are using incense cones for meditation, relaxation, or simply to make your home smell good, there are a few important pieces of information you need to know. First, you should always burn your incense cones on a heat-resistant surface and out of reach of children or pets. Second, you should be sure to use a proper burner that is designed for incense cones and properly ventilate the room.
Finally, when lighting your incense cone, be sure to let it burn for 5-10 seconds before blowing out the flame. This will leave a smoldering ember that will continue to emit a rich aroma into the air.
If you do not have a proper incense cone burner, you can also place the tip of the cone in a heatproof vessel that is filled with sand. The sand will help the cone stay upright and avoid falling over. When placing the cone, be sure that the tip is pointing upward so that it can be lit.
3. Fan or Blow Out the Flame
If you’ve been burning your incense cones correctly and it seems like they’re not smoldering properly, this might be due to the fact that they aren’t getting enough oxygen. Try fanning the tip of the cone or blowing out the flame until an orange glow appears on its tip.
Then, place the tip of the incense cone back on its burner and let it continue to burn down to a smoldering ember. It’ll take about 30 minutes to fully burn the cone from its pointy end down to the flat bottom. After it’s done, be sure to remove the ashes from the burner and dispose of them in a safe manner. Ideally, the ashes should be placed in a metal container with a lid to prevent any accidental spillage of ash. Make sure that the container is also on a heat-resistant surface and away from any flammable materials. Also, remember to keep the burning incense cone out of the reach of children and pets.
4. Place the Cone in the Burner
Incense is a common household item, used for centuries as a way to enhance concentration and improve mood. It can also be used to eliminate odors, and it creates a beautiful cascade of backflow smoke when used in a special burner.
To light a backflow incense cone, first place it on the burner pointed-side up and use a match or lighter to light the tip. Allow the flame to burn for about five or ten seconds, and then gently blow it out.
If the tip of the cone looks dark after taking the flame out, relight it until it has an orange glow. This ensures that the cone is fully lit and smoldering.
While it is possible to leave a burning incense cone on its own, the best option is to dip it in water once it has burned out. This is much safer and will ensure that the cone does not continue to smolder and cause an accident.