Incense is an aromatic biotic natural tree resin that releases fragrant smoke when burned. It’s used for a range of different occasions, from religious use to ceremonial purposes. Whether you’re practicing yoga, meditating or simply want to create a soothing atmosphere at home, there are different types of incense to suit your preferences. You are probably familiar with incense sticks, but resin is really the original incense. Resin is obtained from trees and has been used all over the world for thousands of years. But how do you burn it – and why do you need charcoal?
Why do I need charcoal?
First things first: tree resin does not burn on its own, which is why charcoal tabs are used to burn the incense. Charcoal tablets are suitable for different occasions.
How do I burn resin incense?
To burn natural resins you need an incense burner, a quick-light charcoal tab, a pair of tongs and a lighter or a match. There are many types and forms of incense burners, made of different materials, such as copper, steel, clay and glass.
The first step is placing a charcoal tab in the incense burner. Hold a flame to the charcoal tab. The tab is fully ignited when the sparks have trans versed through the charcoal tab. When the charcoal is fully ignited, a gray, ashy soot will cover the red-hot, glowing tab. This indicates the charcoal tab is ready for use. Spread the natural resins on top of the charcoal tab using small spoon and enjoy the exotic fragrance released by the natural resins.
After use, make sure you immerse the remains of the charcoal tab in water. It’s advisable to keep charcoal tabs (lit or otherwise) out of reach from children.Our incense