The great poet Rumi once said “Light the incense! You have to burn to be fragrant.” Without burning there is no fragrance. “Incense Cones” these are not the traditional cones that we usually light, but these possess a magical power giving off the magical aromatic scent when burnt, leaving our nostrils in wonder. One can make these Incense Cones handy for different purposes, keeping them in the room for guests to get aromatized or for the motivational effects while performing your meditation. It serves a great experience by the gray smoke it produces, giving off this waterfall effect when aligned with the Waterfall Incense Burner
COMPOSITION OF THE INCENSE CONES:
Usually, the Incense Cones give off these pungent aromatic fragrances by the items they are composed of. The composition of Incense Cones is mentioned below:
- Nanmu powder (also known as Makko powder}) is used as a binder, sticky in nature, which holds all the ingredients providing the final stick shape.
- Various other wood planks are used; Sandalwood and a few other powders are enough in the formulation.
- Resins, a few floral incense powders, and herbs are used to provide a unique scent to these cones.
- Frankincense and Myrrh are the most commonly used resins known best for their rich scented history. The most famous herb used in incense making is Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch.
- In some cases, fixative powders are also used in a few proportions.
TYPES OF INCENSE CONES
Generally, Incense cones are categorized into two types based on their shapes. One with the center is known as the “Incense Cones,” and one without the center is known as the “Incense Sticks.”
It is the earliest form of Incense cone, which is made by keeping the bamboo sticks in contact with water, a few essential oils, and incense powders. The essence of these liquids gets deposited on the bamboo sticks, making them thicker, except for the bottom part, which was not dipped and could not come in contact with the liquids. The bottom part is used to hold these sticks and align them with Incense Burners holders. One additional fact about the Incense Sticks is that they burn slowly and take more time than the Incense Cones.
These Incense Cones are generally circular in shape with a small hole in the bottom. Through these holes, the gray smoke travels downwards instead of upwards. These cones are given this particular circular shape by pouring them into molds right after their production, which is then removed from the molds and allowed to get dried. Incense Cones tend to have a more pungent scent than Incense sticks because of the difference in shapes, as the incense cones have a constant amount of burning surface. In the case of Incense sticks, there is no change as the stick is getting burnt.
How to use the Incense Cones – A step by step Process
Lighting these unique Incense waterfall cones is different from lighting the normal ones. While lighting these Incense cones, there are a few precautions to keep in mind, and every step is a must to follow to achieve the excellent waterfall effect. Below are the steps for lighting an Incense Waterfall Cone.
STEP 01 – Selection of the Incense Burner
Before proceeding, keep in mind that many Incense Burners of various sizes and shapes are available in the market. You should select an Incense Burner of a size large enough to hold the cones. Make sure the burner has a bowl-shaped base, as it can hold the ash from the burning Incense cones.
STEP 02 – Placement of the Incense Cones
It would help if you started filling the Incense Burner's bottom with a small amount of sand or dry uncooked rice. Layer these evenly with a spatula or a spoon so the cones can fit on top without interference. This technique would help improve the air passage through the bottom; it also helps reduce the heat at the bottom of the Waterfall Burner. One should remember to keep these burners from flammable materials as these burners could easily catch fire.
STEP 03 – Lighting these Incense Cones
Grab the cone firmly in one hand and start lighting the cone from the other hand for around 5 to 10 seconds until the cone catches fire. Once the cone has caught fire, then blow out the fire and let the smoke show start. And if the smoke does not appear, repeat the lighting process. Once the Incense cone has been lit, please place it on the burner carefully and cap it with the burner lid on top.
The burning time of these incense waterfall cones differs from that of the standard ones. The period during which smoke is produced is comparatively short due to the apparent fact that incense waterfall cones are hollow. The maximum period of the gray smoke is about 10-20 minutes before the smoke escapes. The smoke produced by these Backflow Incense cones is also heavier and thicker than the smoke produced by the traditional incense cones. This heavy and steamy density of the steam enhances the appealing effect of the Incense Waterfall Burner.
There is no doubt in believing that these Incense Cones play one of the most extraordinary tasks in the success of the Waterfall Incense Burner. These Waterfall Incense Cones have this enchanting aroma, decent enough to aromatize a distressed soul helping many people around the world to uplift spiritual powers within them and help them to motivate for different difficulties they may face every day.
The best fact about the Incense Cone is its easy handling, as you have to light them with little care and place them in the holder of a suitable burner. Once it is done successfully, you will be ready to sit back and give your soul a boost to start the day.
FAQS – Incense Cones
1) How can these Incense Cones be reused?
You can reuse these cones if they are not wholly burnt; you need to cut off the tip when it is extinguished, and there is still much cone left. And light the cone again from the tip for around 5 to 10 seconds until it catches fire.
2) Is lighting the Incense Sticks different from lighting the Incense Cones?
No, the process of lighting the incense sticks and Incense cones is quite similar, that is, by lighting the tip of the Incense, then extinguishing the flame. However, the tip of incense sticks catches fire more easily.
3) Does Incense Cone smell different from the Incense Sticks?
Usually, Incense sticks have an odor lighter than the Incense cones, and the smell remains even when the stick is completely burnt. In comparison, the smell of incense cones is more pungent and increases over the length of the cone.
04) How to clean up the fully extinguished Incense cone?
Incense cones are easy to clean up compared to the sticks, as the stick falls off tiny ash particles all around. In the case of the cones, the ash does not spread as it is thick and remains in place in the cone shape. Once the cone is fully burnt, please wait for the burner to cool down, remove the surface on which the cone is placed, and throw it into the trash.