Incense sticks are a wonderful invention. They made burning incense much more convenient in comparison to more ancient methods.
I’m sure most of you know how to put an incense stick out, but for those who may be unaware, this article is intended to guide them in the right direction.
The most simple way to put out an incense stick is probably by running the lit end under water in the sink. The water will extinguish the flame immediately and eliminate any potential fire risks. This is probably the most effective and recommended method. However, if there is still a fair amount of the incense stick left then you may want to use another method so you can easily light it over.
Another easy method for putting out incense sticks is to break the lit tip off on a fire-proof surface. Once the tip is off of the incense stick, the incense stick will stop burning and the lit end will burn away.
I have also seen people lick their fingers and simply pinch the incense stick to put it out, but I have burned my fingers when doing this and I find the other methods safer.