Enjoying incense sticks is a great way to relax and calm oneself, but it’s important to remember that they should never be left burning unattended. A single ember can cause a fire, so it’s important to keep children and pets away from the flame.
Additionally, inhaling the smoke from incense can trigger asthma and allergies. Read on to learn more about safety precautions for burning incense sticks.
Keep the Burner Clean
Inhaling pollutants emitted by burning incense sticks and cones can be harmful to one’s health. These chemicals include particulate matters, musk ketones, musk xylenes, aldehydes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These toxins are harmful to the respiratory tract, skin and eyes.
Before lighting your incense stick, make sure that the burner is clean and firmly placed on a heatproof surface. Also, make sure that the ash does not fall on any flammable objects like lampshades and drapes.
It is also important to use incense in a well ventilated area. Otherwise, you may inhale too much smoke which can lead to headaches. You can also consider opening the windows to help improve ventilation.
Keep the Burner Away from Children
If you are burning incense sticks in your home, you must make sure that kids and pets stay away from the heat. This is important as the heat from incense can cause burns to the kids and pets if they come in contact with it.
The smoke from incense also contains harmful chemicals such as benzene, toluene and xylene. These chemicals can damage the health of children, babies and newborns if they are regularly exposed to it.
To avoid this, you must choose a safe incense stick holder. It should be made from non-flammable materials such as metal, ceramic or concrete and large enough to hold your incense stick. When it is in the holder, make sure that there is no other material nearby that could ignite and cause a fire.
Keep the Burner Away from Pets
When you use burning incense sticks, be sure to keep the burner away from pets. Pets can be sensitive to smoke and if ingested can cause respiratory problems.
Stick incense has a bamboo core with fragrant material adhered to it and is lit at one end and then blown out, leaving a glowing ember that releases aromatic smoke. It should be used with a burner or censer designed to safely hold it and prevent fires.
A coil incense is similar to a stick but is formed into a spiral and burned in an incense burner with a wide flat bowl. It needs to be kept out of reach from children and pets, and it should be placed in a burner with a larger base to prevent accidental fires.
Keep the Burner Away from Flammable Objects
When using burning incense sticks, be sure to keep them away from flame-prone objects. If a holder tips over, it can cause a fire or expose you to toxic smoke. It is also important to remember that even the smallest bit of smoke can be a respiratory hazard, especially if it contains chemicals or fragrances.
To ensure your safety, be sure to use a burner designed specifically for incense and that is large enough to fit the size of your incense stick. You should always place the holder on a heat-resistant surface, such as a ceramic plate or concrete, to prevent damage and discoloration. When you’re ready to burn your incense, light the end and wait for a solid flame. The tip should glow red and release a gentle wisp of smoke.
Keep the Burner Away from Smoke
Inhaling too much smoke can irritate your lungs. Be sure to burn incense in a well ventilated area.
Incense sticks consist of aromatic resins, barks, leaves, seeds and flowers with a binding material that is combustible. They can be burned for a variety of reasons including relaxing, calming, and purifying the mind and body.
When burning incense, use a burner designed specifically for it. This helps to ensure that ash does not fall onto objects that are not intended to receive it. It also helps to reduce the risk of fire. Ideally, you should place the burner on a heat-resistant surface to further reduce the risk of a fire in case the incense stick is knocked over. This is particularly important in areas where a breeze might blow a curtain into contact with the burning incense stick or drop ash on it.