Burning herbal incense can definitely improve your mood but if not used properly, it might lead to disaster. The following are some important tips that you can use in burning incense in your home.
Handle it with care
• Remember that herbal incense is hot when burned so always practice caution when burning it.
• Never brush your finger against the blazing tip of the incense as it can lead to a significant injury on your skin.
• The burner should always be placed on a surface that is heat-resistant such as ceramic tile or trivet.
• For individuals who are making use of charcoal tablets in burning non-combustible herbal incense, make sure that you are using a type of burner that can withstand the heat. Keep in mind that charcoal can burn up to one thousand five hundred degrees Fahrenheit.
Choose a burner that can bear the heat
• Make sure to put the incense in a stable, heatproof and non-flammable burner. There are some types of burners that tend to get really hot, particularly if they are not insulated. If you are using charcoal tablets and a glass container, make sure to put ash or sand on it because it can get really hot and may even cause the container to break.
• It is important to insulate the burner properly. This way, the surface will be protected from the high temperature. In addition, remember that extremely hot burners can cause discoloration or damage on wooden surfaces and crack glass tops.
• Ash from the burner may cause discoloration on the furniture or it can even cause fire. This is why the incense should be put on a surface that is fireproof.
Consider the Location
• It is important to consider the place where you want to put your incense as well as the things near it. Make sure to put the incense away from lampshades, drapes and combustible things.
• In addition, do not put your burner near open windows or next to something that could be blown away.
• Do not use the incense inside the closet. It is also not a good idea to hang or put anything above the burning herbal incense in order to prevent fire.
• Always keep the incense away from children and pets to avoid injuries and accidents.
• It is important that the area where you put the incense is well ventilated.
Keep an Eye to the Incense
• Do not the burning incense unattended. Make sure to put it out if you are going to sleep or if you are going outside.
• It is best to ensure that the incense and other incense materials such as matches, charcoal, ash) are extinguished completely and cold to touch before throwing away. It is important to note that charcoal ash tend to stay hot for many hours after use and hot materials that you use can burst into flames in a wastebasket.
• If you are using stick incense, it is essential to remove the burning tip and throw it in water. It is also a good idea to dip it in water before throwing. You can do the same with coil incense. When it comes to censers, make sure to bury the end in ash or sand. On the other hand, a pair of tweezers is essential to eliminate the glowing embers of charcoal herbal incense before throwing it in water.