Burning incense sticks or cones can create a pleasing aroma while adding to your home decor. However, an incense burner must be cleaned regularly to prevent ash build up.
This gorgeous backflow incense holder generates a stunning visual experience to supplement its obvious aromatic benefits. This minimalist holder takes both stick and cone incense and allows ash to fall gracefully into its curved tray.
1. Keep it Clean
A clean incense burner is essential for your comfort and to prevent the accumulation of ash that can cause a foul smell. The smoke that is released during incense burning can also contaminate surfaces, including electronics, so it’s important to regularly clean your incense holder and the area around it.
There are a few different types of incense holders, but they all function the same way: they catch the falling ash from an incense stick. They are usually boat or tray-shaped and have a small hole in the curved end where the incense stick is placed.
To clean your incense holder, simply rinse it with warm water after each use and then let it air dry. If you have hard-to-reach stains, soak a cotton swab in isopropyl alcohol and use it to wipe the stained areas. If that doesn’t remove the stains, try a more thorough cleaning with a bit of mild dishwashing soap and warm water.
2. Clean the Burner Regularly
Many people use incense for a variety of reasons including meditation, prayer, relaxation, stress reduction and more. But no matter what you use incense for, a proper burner is key. A quality incense holder will not only look good but it will also help to purify the air you breathe with its antibacterial, insecticidal and fungicidal properties.
Regular cleaning of the burner is important to prevent residue, ash and smoke remnants from building up and it only takes a few easy steps. Simply remove any ash and wipe down the burner with a light brush and a little warm water. Rinse the burner thoroughly and let it dry before using it again.
For oil-based stains on the backflow burner, we recommend using rubbing alcohol or a special cleaning solution. Be sure to test the solution on a small area first before applying it over the entire surface of the burner.
3. Keep it Safe
Using incense cones is a convenient and effective way to add natural fragrance to your home. They’re available in a variety of scents to suit your taste and mood, and are easy to light and extinguish. Just remember to keep them away from children and pets. In addition, be sure to use a fire-safe incense holder and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for burning them.
A good quality incense holder will include space for the ash that falls from the incense stick as it burns. Ideally, this will be in the shape of a dish that can catch the ashes before they fall on your furniture or carpeting. Some incense holder models also come with handy storage spaces to help you stay organized. Look for a design that suits your style and that will fit your home. Some are made from wood and have a classic look, while others are made from ceramic stoneware or other durable materials.
4. Clean the Cones
The sweet scent of incense is a welcome addition to any home. It can help purify the air, calm the mind and create a sense of peace. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the incense holder should also be cleaned regularly.
The best way to do this is by using a solution made with warm water and ammonia. Soak a sponge in the solution and then wipe it over the area where the cone rests. This will help remove any lingering oily residue.
The same method can be used to clean the ash collector of your backflow incense burner. Regular cleaning will prevent odors from building up and making your holder smell unpleasant. This also helps ensure that the cones burn cleanly, creating that magical waterfall effect you love so much. The scented smoke from the incense cones is thought to represent the burning zeal of Christianity and can help bless and sanctify the place where it’s burned.