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March 23, 2021 4 min read

Tips of Lighting Backflow Incense

Lighting Backflow Incense Cones

Incense burners are a way to release the fragrance of incense into an enclosed space. In this article, you will learn how to light backflow incenses and their benefits, as well as some tips on different types of burners available on the market.

Incense is an aromatic material that has been traditionally used for centuries. It produces fragrant smoke when burned and has many categories you can choose from. In the modern-day and age, incense is used for aromatic purposes and because of its aesthetic appeal. People commonly use it for meditation, ceremonial uses, and even when practicing yoga.

Backflow incense cones flow in the opposite direction and create smoke that flows downwards instead of up, and you can pair it with backflow burners for aromatherapy. These are appealing to look at and effective when it comes to dispersing the scent across the room. For burning backflow incense cones, you will need the incense itself, some lighters or matches, and a backflow burner.

Step-By-Step Guide on Burning Backflow Incense

  • Firmly grab the incense cone at its base and light the tip at a 45-degree angle
  • Let the flame cover the tip of the cone for 4-5 seconds before extinguishing it
  • If the incense cone is not glowing, then redo the steps, make sure the burnt tip does not look ashy
  • Once the tip is slightly glowing, blow on it gently till you can smell the fragrance
  • Keep the backflow burner on a heat resistive surface to avoid any accidents
  • Place the incense cone on the holder by aligning the bottom of the incense cone with the hole on the backflow burner

How to Put out Incense Cones

  • Pick up the incense cone
  • Press the burnt tip against a heat resistant surface until the embers fall off
  • You can also use water and place the cone into a cup of water to fully extinguish its embers
  • Once you dip it in water, you will have to discard it because the cone will not be able to burn after
  • Dispose the incense cone before cleaning the holder

How Long does Incense Cones Burn for

Backflow incense cones are no different than normal incense sticks or cones. They are meant for one-time use only and will burn for up to 25-30 minutes. Each incense cone uses aromatic compounds blended with natural extracts to create its fragrance.

Words of Caution

However, practicing safety is essential; you will not want to leave the incense cone unattended when burning and submerge it in a cup of water before leaving the room.

  • When burning the incense cone, make sure to keep your fingers away from the fire. You can also use tweezers during the burning process for added safety
  • Place the holder on a heat resistive surface before lighting up your incense
  • Keep the burner away from flammable items like curtains, drapes, and carpets
  • Avoid placing your burner in confined spaces like drawers, cupboards, or even closets
  • Keep out of reach from children and pets


Incense Cone won’t Stay Lit?

Nothing is more annoying than having to reignite your incense cone constantly while you are trying to meditate. There are a few reasons this could be happening, and we have identified them with some solutions you could try out.

One of the reasons your cone isn't burning is because it isn't getting enough oxygen! This can happen with incense sticks and normal incense cones as well, and it happens because it is probably kept in a confined space. That is whywe suggest burning your incense in a free area without any cross-breeze or drafts.

The second reason your incense cone might not be burning is because it still has a lot of moisture. You want to store your incense cone in a dry place and treat it like firewood. Each incense cone is made with aromatic oils and can stay oily straight out of the box. We suggest taking a cloth and wiping them before burning or even placing them on a sunny window sill for a few minutes.

The Backflow Smoke isn’t Working?

With such an appealing aesthetic element to the backflow incense cones and burners, it would really be a disappointment not to see it work. The reasons for which could be something you are not aware of, and we want to shed some light on that matter.

One of the key reasons that the smoke effect isn’t happening could be because of the burner being kept in a drafty area. If you have kept your burner near an open window, the smoke will not flow down efficiently. The second reason could be that the holes of the burner and cone are not aligned properly. In this case, double-check them beforehand. (Make sure to be as precise as you can)

The third reason could be that the flame did not burn down far enough along the cone. In this case, you will want to make sure that the flame is at least a third of the way down before blowing out. This helps expose the channel of the hole where the vacuum happens, creating the necessary downward pressure.

Backflow Incense Cones have many benefits and practical uses. Hopefully, with our step-by-step guide, you can now burn Incense a bit more safely. Consider leaving us a comment so we can help connect with you and answer any questions you may have regarding incense, fragrances, and types.

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