How to Burn Incense Sticks Without a Holder or Burner

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Incense sticks can fill our lives with not just their fragrant aromas, but with an unparalleled spiritual bliss. Many people think that burning incense sticks requires a traditional wooden, ceramic, or metal incense burner but there are many ways in which you can incense sticks.

So are you wondering how to burn incense sticks without a holder?

If so, here are a few suggestions:

  • A Soda Can – Not only does this give you a reason to drink your favorite soda (as if you needed a reason anyway), soda cans also make great incense burners. You can fit the incense stick into the tab of the soda can, or you use the soda can to keep the incense stick in place on a fire-proof surface.
  • A Heavy Object – Of course, if you’re going to suspend the incense sticks in air on a fire-proof surface, a soda can isn’t necessary. You can use any heavy object to do so, as long as it’s fireproof.
  • Your Sink – A good place to burn incense sticks is your kitchen sink. You can suspend the incense sticks over it and the ash will simply fall into your sink. However, if you do this, make sure that the burning portion will not reach your sink, or it may potentially leave a mark.
  • Holding It – If you don’t mind doing so, it’s perfectly acceptable to simply hold the incense stick while it is burning. While this may seem like common sense, it is also pretty common among hikers and in certain styles of meditation.

I hope you found this article helpful.

Thomas Reed

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