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Using Incense Sticks

Incense sticks can be enjoyed for many different purposes including aesthetic, religious, spiritual, meditation and cultural reasons. Choosing high quality incense is keep to providing a long lasting scent hours after the stick has been extinguished.

Whether you’re using frankincense to help relieve anxiety and depression or lavender to reduce stress, aroma has the ability to have a strong impact on our mental state.

Using Incense Sticks

Tips for using Incense Safely

  • Burn incense in a well ventilated room to avoid build up of the smoke
  • Keep lit and unlit incense away from children and pets
  • You should not burn incense if you have asthma or suffer from a respiratory condition
  • Women who are pregnant should consult their doctor before burning incense
  • Consider using a Himalayan sea salt lamp to help purify the air while burning incense
  • Dogs and other animals can be highly sensitive to incense sticks. Please take this into consideration when enjoying your incense sticks. Enjoy your incense sticks in a well ventilated area to keep your pets safe. 

How to burn incense sticks properly

  1. Place your incense stick in an appropriate incense burner that will collect the ash as it falls. Trim the stick as necessary to ensure a proper fit.
  2. Light the end of the incense stick until a flame is established. Allow it to burn for a few seconds to ensure it is properly lit.
  3. Gently extinguish by blowing or fanning out the flame.

Your stick should glow red and a gentle wisp of smoke should be seen.  Place your incense stick in a safe location away from children or pets and away from all flammable material. 

Do not place next to an open window where a breeze could knock your holder and burning incense stick over.