How to Burn Incense Cones

Many people burn incense when they wake up in the morning in order to reset their circadian rhythm and to set the tone for a cheerful and more productive day ahead.

However, you have to make sure that you light the incense properly so that you don’t end up having to deal with a fire hazard first thing in the morning.

Here are some tips to help keep things safe when you’re burning incense cones.

  • Quality Incense

High-quality incense provides a nice, long burn due to its grainy texture. Some of the most popular and most effective essences to use when you’re looking to create a calm atmosphere include lavender and chamomile.

Incense cones are a natural and safer alternative to conventional room fresheners, and they work to instantly rejuvenate the space and create positive energy all around.

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  • Using an Incense Burner

Unlike incense sticks which can burn with minimal heat, incense cones require a high amount of heat in order to start burning because they only contain the essences and nothing else that would make it easy to ignite fire.

To get the most out of your incense cones, it’s always a good idea to use a high-quality incense burner which can handle a high amount of heat so as to create an air of relaxation and balance.

  • Where to Keep Healing Incense

It’s also important to make sure that there are no flammable items next to your incense burner before you light it. This could be anything from paper to plastic, fabric, gas, and oil.

The best place to put your incense burner is on a concrete surface because it’s heat resistant enough to handle the heat coming from the burner without causing a fire hazard. Whatever you do, make sure that your burner is not placed on the edge as that might cause it to fall and cause a small fire.

  • Lighting Incense the Right Way

It’s always good to be extra careful whenever you’re using fire and the same goes for lighting an incense burner. The incense stick should be ignited on a low flame before being placed on a stick holder or an incense burner.

Also make sure that the ash is falling onto an appropriate surface and not on a flammable material. The burner should be firmly fixed and placed on a level surface where there’s no chance for it to fall off.

  • Cleaning the Periphery of the Lit Incense

It’s important to clean up the ash left behind whenever you go around a room with a kindled incense stick, especially if there’s no holder to catch the ash. Alternatively, you can avoid the cleanup associated with using incense sticks by going for incense cones instead.

  • Is Ventilation Dangerous?

Most incense burners these days come with backflow technology to make sure that the scent circulates throughout the room. Switching your fan on while the incense is burning will definitely diminish its effectiveness. However, letting in some fresh air has never hurt and may even enhance the effects of the incense burner.

  • When is Incense Over?

If you observe the right safety practices when burning incense, you can easily leave your incense cone burning in the morning and return to a refreshing yet relaxing space when you get back from work.

The best part about burning incense is that you don’t have to dowse it afterward, as it basically extinguishes itself. However, you can extend the burning time by burning coal to enjoy the scent essences for several hours more.


Burning incense has a lot of therapeutic benefits such as relaxing the mind and body after a long day at work or revitalizing your energy in preparation for the day, depending on the essences you choose.

However, it’s important to be mindful and take safety precautions since you’re dealing with fire. This includes making sure that incense ash has completely cooled off before you throw it away and by storing your unused incense sticks and cones in a well-insulated package so that they can retain their fragrance for longer.