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How to Use our Incense Burners Safely!

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Incense Smoke Box with brass inlay

Use our Incense Smoke Boxes Safely!

Well, gather round, everyone because we’ve got a story to tell. We were at this event, minding our own business, when a lady in our stall looking at the wooden smoke boxes started telling us about how she set her last one on fire. Yep, you read that right – ON FIRE. And wouldn’t you know it, she was looking to buy a replacement from us.

Anyway, we gave the lady some tips and thought it might be a good idea to give you all a little guide on how to avoid burning down your own homes with your smoke boxes. So, without further ado, here are our tips:

Step one – find a nice, stable spot for your burner where it won’t be knocked over by any tiny hands (we’re looking at you, kiddos). Trust us, you don’t want to deal with the mess or the heartbreak of a broken burner.

wooden incense box with incense stick
Smoke box ready for use

Step two – pick out your favourite scent in either stick or cone form.

Step three – light that bad boy up! Unfortunately, a flame is necessary to get the scent going.

lighting an incense stick
It’s on fire (careful now)

Step four – this is where things get serious, folks. We need you to “BLOW THE FLAME OUT”. Got it? Good. This ensures that the incense will smoulder, but won’t actually catch fire and burn down your whole Dang house. Plus, it’ll last longer this way. (the stick and your house).

Step five – double-check that the flame is out, then pop that stick or cone in your burner and close the lid. (as a side note, sometimes the sticks won’t stick upwards like in 1st picture above, we’ve found using more than one stick in the hole tends to sort that problem out, so save a couple of used sticks to help with this as you don’t want the stick laying flat on the wood).

Smouldering incense stick
Fire is out (phew that was close) if you look closely it’s glowing, that’s a good thing and can now be left alone to do its thing.

Ta-da! Your favourite fragrance is now smouldering away safely, giving off all those lovely scents you know and love. And your burner and house should last you for years to come.

Wooden incense box with incense smoke escaping through the top

Large wooden incense burner (Smoke box)

Small wooden incense burner (smoke box) 

Wooden tray 

Our full collection of Incense burners – here

Learn more about incense here –

This post was originally posted on the 22nd June 2019, we’ve just updated links and tried to make it easier to follow