Lighting a backflow incense cone is very similar to lighting an incense stick.
All you do is simply light the tip of the incense cone with a lighter or similar heat source.
Once the tip ignites into a flame, you wait a second or two and then quickly blow it out.
Be very careful not to burn yourself.
After this step, the tip of the incense cone should be glowing red and releasing a fragrant plume of smoke.
Once the plume of smoke begins it’s release, it is now time to place it in your backflow incense cone burner. Typically there is a specific location in which you are supposed to place the incense cone onto the burner. Once you place it in that location, after about a minute, the smoke will begin to travel throughout the backflow incense burner and create a pattern of smoke.
Below is a video on YouTube which shows a backflow incense burner in action:
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How do Backflow Incense Cones Work?
Backflow incense cones work because there is a hole drilled into them which allows the smoke, which is heavier then air, to travel downwards through the pattern on the incense burner.
Benefits of Burning Incense
Incense has many benefits to it’s use, including:
- Creating a sense of tranquility within the mind.
- Providing a focal point during yoga or meditation.
- Religious offerings. (such as puja)
- Enhance creativity.
- Eliminating negative odors.
Some cultures envisioned even more benefits for incense. One example is the Ten Virtues of Koh, which is a document written by Japanese Buddhist monks in the fifteenth century.
Incense Safety Tips
Incense is a wonderful way to relieve stress or anxiety, but it is important to remember that it is essentially on fire and has inherent risks if one is not careful.
Read the following tips to stay safer while burning incense:
- Incense is essentially on fire. Don’t forget how hot it is.
- Be sure to keep your incense away from furniture, curtains or other flammable materials.
- Burning incense in a well ventilated area is always recommended due to the smoke it creates. This is particularly recommended if you have pets. If you are burning incense around pets, it is important to leave a door open so your pet may leave the room if the smoke begins to bother them.
- Incense may be dangerous to pets if they consume the material. Always store your incense in a location that is not easily accessible by pets or children.
- If you are pregnant, it is probably a good idea to discuss burning incense with your doctor.
How to Store Backflow Incense Cones
Nothing is worse then opening up your favorite box of incense and realizing it has lost much of it’s treasured fragrance. Fortunately, for those already versed in storing incense sticks, the process for storing backflow incense cones is very similar.
Read the following tips to learn how to store your backflow incense cones:
- Store your backflow incense cones away from elements such as moisture, sun, and heat. A cool, dark location is recommended, such as a desk drawer.
- It is recommended to keep each scent of incense cones stored separately to prevent cross-contamination of their fragrances.
- Incense cones which contain less oils, and more natural materials, typically lasts longer then those which are scented primarily with plant oils.
- It is not recommended to use any sort of refrigeration as the moisture can cause some of the fragrance to wick off the incense cones.
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