How to use Incense Burner? A Step by Step Process

How to use Incense Burner? A Step by Step Process

It certainly seems like a magical device when you first see an Incense burner. All that beautiful fragrance, the aroma, the majestic cloud effect, the ceramic material - It's just a sight that instantly let anyone falls in love with it.

Due to the fact that they are so enchanting to watch, you don't have to hire a sorcerer just to put this all into work. Here's everything on how you can effectively use an Incense burner.

First, Learn the Incense difference

Incense burner comes in a lot of different shapes and sizes. You've got incense sticks, cones, powders, and whatnot.

Although the process is almost identical, it's just the backflow incense burner itself that is different. For example, the waterfall incense burner comes with circular cones, instead of  incense sticks.

These cone-like sticks are designed to flow the cloud-fog backward, instead of upward. So, in short, it’s just the material that is different, the standard procedure on how to use it is the same.

How to use Incense Sticks?

how to use incense sticks

Depending on the brand, you will get a ceramic plate in the Incense sticks packaging. If your package doesn't come with it, just use a regular steel plate or make a standard DIY incense stick stand.

  • Light the tip of the Incense stick
  • Wait for 5-10 seconds before blowing out the fire
  • Put the burning stick in the Incense stand or steel plate
  • The best way to experience an Incense fragrance is from afar
  • Make sure that it's an open space so the fragrance can easily flow in your room

How to use Backflow Incense burner?

how to use incense burner

Backflow incense burner comes with a unique style backflow incense cones. These cones are designed to flow the cloud in a downward direction. Despite its unique form, lightning an incense cone is as same as an incense stick.

  • Place the burner in solid space
  • Make sure there's no air present in the space, as it can fade away the waterfall effect
  • Hold the cones with a tweezer
  • Light the top of the incense cone until you see the flames
  • Once you see the smoke, blow the flames
  • Gently place it into the Incense burner top
  • Enjoy the fragrance and beauty of the waterfall incense burner effect


Why I can’t see the Waterfall Incense effect?

Waterfall incense burner
  • There’s air in the room: The waterfall incense effect is very fragile. Because it’s a cloud-fog, it can instantly vaporize by a standard breeze of just opening your room door. To enjoy the full beauty of the waterfall-effect, make sure that there’s no in-take air in your room.
  • The cones are not aligned properly: The incense cones must be well-aligned with the hole of the incense burner. Make sure that the center of the cone is well placed on the hole of the burner.
  • The cones didn’t burn well: Most of the time, the cones didn’t burn well as expected. Don’t blow out the flames until you see the cloud-fog.

Make your own Incense Stand at home

You can make a simple Incense burner stand at home using a bowl and clay. Just pick a wide-open bowl and fill it with clay or rice. Gently squeeze the Incense stick or cones into the mixture.

How long to let the flames blow?

Generally speaking, an incense stick will light up after 5-10 seconds. Don’t worry if your incense burner doesn’t light up at this point. If it takes more than 2 minutes, just discard it and light a new one. It’s most probably a defective stick.

How long does an Incense Stick Last?

An incense stick lasts anywhere from 15-30 minutes. An incense cone on the other side can last anywhere from 20-45 minutes. The duration depends on the environment as well. If its air in the room, it will burn out quickly.

Can we reuse incense sticks or cones?

Incense sticks are designed for one-time usage. The good news is that, on average, an incense cone will last anywhere from 20-45 minutes. It can last even longer if there’s no breeze in the room.

Each box of Waterfall Incense burner comes with 120 cones, all with different shades. Now you can enjoy the relaxing fragrance of incense for months.

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How do I clean the resin from my waterfall!?

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