How To Use Backflow Incense Burner

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Last Modified: 9/24/2021 9:39:30 PM

Backflow incense burner is also known as incense fountain or incense waterfall burner.

The backflow incense burner is a specialized tool that is used to burn incense cones. While the cone is burning, the smoke from the incense cone will fall down the burner, creating a stream of smoke that looks like a natural waterfall. The combination of the fanciful smoke and the special scent of the cone helps you relieve stress and fatigue.

To light an incense cone, you can use a lighter to light the top of the incense cone for 5 to 7 seconds until smoke comes out from the bottom hole of the cone. Then place the cone on top of the incense waterfall burner so that the hole in the cone is aligned with the hole in the burner. Afterward, wait for 10 to 20 seconds to see the backflow of smoke.

There is a wide variety of materials that can be chosen to make the incense fountain such as ceramics, brass, wood or polyresin. Most of these products are handmade in different unique shapes. Therefore, they have different meanings in home decoration, spirituality, feng shui and they are absolutely safe for the health of users.

Join naturalscents.net to learn more details about the benefits, structure, and usage of these unique backflow incense burners as below.

  1. Backflow incense burner’s meaning
  2. Advantages of backflow incense burners
  3. How do you light the backflow incense burner?
  4. How to extinguish backflow incense?
  5. Clean and remove ashes
  6. Where to place the backflow burner?
  7. Troubleshooting your cone incense
    1. The fire on the cone does not go out
    2. Why won't my incense cone stay lit?
    3. Why isn't my waterfall incense working?

 

Guideway to using a backflow incense burner

 

You can watch the full video on youtube: How To Use Backflow Incense Burner

1. Backflow incense burner’s meaning

The backflow incense burner is a unique and highly artistic cone burning kit. Most of them are handmade so each product can be considered an artwork.

Due to the high content of essential oils, the smoke from the incense cones is heavier than the air. The smoke coming out from the incense cone will flow down through the smoke vent on the waterfall burner, creating a smoke stream like a flowing waterfall. This is also why it has that name.

The incense waterfall burner is not only used to burn incense cones but it can also be used for special decoration. With increasing workmanship and creativity, the craftsmen have produced many different waterfall burner models. The current popular artifacts include the Buddhist goddess, the Buddhist novice, the dragon, the lotus.

You can take a look at the review of the top 10 best incense waterfall burners to choose one for yourself.

Video tutorials on how to backflow incense cone works

 

You can watch the full video on youtube: How A Backflow Incense Cones Work

2. Advantages of backflow incense burners

The gentle scent and beautiful smoke created by the backflow incense burners bring a sense of relaxation and peace. In addition to its ability to improve health and concentration, the waterfall burner has many benefits relating to aesthetics and feng shui. Not to mention, it helps spread the scent in your room.

Here are five great benefits that the incense waterfall burner offers:

2.1. Make fragrance last longer

Using the incense waterfall burner helps you retain the fragrance longer than using the incense stick. Usually, an incense cone will burn out in 20 to 30 minutes, and the aroma can last up to 1 day.

2.2. Easier and safer to use

Another advantage of these incense waterfall burners is that they are easy and safe to use. It only takes 5 to 10 seconds for you to enjoy their scent. It also takes less than 1 minute to throw away the ashes and clean up your burner.

These incense cones are tightly compressed, which minimizes the amount of ashes scattering. This also minimizes the risk of fire and explosion when using the burner.

2.3 Decorate your home

You can consider these incense waterfall burners as a decorative item for your home. You can place them anywhere, from the living room to the bedroom. The current models come in a variety of styles and sizes, which will fully satisfy your needs.

2.4 Can be used as a feng shui item

The backflow incense burners are considered as a feng-shui item, they can be placed in many spaces from homes, offices to shops to bring strong energy, luck, and fortune.

Besides, the shape of the incense waterfall burner also offers high spiritual value, in accordance with many requirements of users.

2.5 Health benefits

The frankincense oil contains many antioxidants and plant-origin active compounds. Therefore, the use of these burners is highly appreciated by experts as it brings many health benefits such as:

  • Help you stay calm and relax your mind.
  • Solve allergy problems.
  • Benefit the skin.
  • Good for the digestive system.

 

5 Advantages of backflow incense burners

5 Advantages of backflow incense burners

 

3. How do you light the backflow incense burner?

It is important to use the backflow incense burner properly. Not only can you avoid wasting the incense cone, but it also helps to maximize the benefits that it brings to your life. Let naturalscents.net show you 3 steps to burn an incense cone properly.

Step 1: Light the tip of the incense cone, wait 5-10 seconds to make sure that the tip is burned evenly and emits fragrant smoke. Put out the fire by blowing or fanning it gently.

Step 2: Gently place the incense cone on top of the waterfall burner. Make sure the holes are aligned.

Step 3: Finally, wait for the smoke to come out and enjoy.

Lighting an incense cone is relatively easy and is quite similar to lighting a regular incense stick. In the process of burning incense, you should pay attention to the following factors.

  1. Check the cones carefully to see if it’s damp or moldy. Moldy cones are difficult to burn and can cause an unpleasant scent during use.
  2. Because of its very short size, you can use tweezers to grip the cone when burning so that your hands won’t feel hot or burned.
  3. If the flame on the cone does not go out on its own, you can fan it or gently blow it off.
  4. Check if the cones are really burning. If smoke appears in the hole at the bottom of the incense cones, it’s burning.

You can choose for yourself a favorite scent through the article: Best smelling backflow incense cones.

Guide to lighting the backflow incense cones

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Watch the full video on youtube: Lighting Backflow Incense Cones

 

4. How to extinguish backflow incense?

Unlike incense sticks, the incense cones cannot be re-lit once they have been burned. The best way to extinguish a burning cone is to dip it in a glass of water. Wait for the cone to be completely extinguished, then you can wrap them up and put them in the trash.

Because it is very tightly compressed with the ingredients containing a lot of essential oils, it’s difficult for the cones to extinguish once burnt. They can still smolder even when you can't feel the heat. In the worst case, it could cause a fire.

Another reason to avoid using burnt cones is that their scent is no longer what it was at first. The oil in the cone is melted, oxidized by the air, which can cause an unpleasant smell for the next burning.

 

the incense cones cannot be re-lit once they have been burned

The incense cones cannot be re-lit once they have been burned

 

5. Clean and remove ashes

Unlike incense sticks, the ashes of the incense cones do not fall everywhere but retain their original form. To remove the ash, you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Wait for 5 to 10 minutes for the cones to burn completely and the ashes to cool down.

Step 2: Gently place the ash on a tissue, then wrap them up.

Step 3: You can spray a little bit of water if the ash is still warm.

Step 4: Put the whole thing in the trash.

Step 5: Wash the incense waterfall burner with a damp cloth so as not to affect the aroma of the cones in the next burning time.

Check out this article to learn the easiest ways to clean your backflow incense burner.

 

The backflow incense burners is easy to clean

The backflow incense burners is easy to clean

 

6. Where to place the backflow burner?

The backflow incense burner is widely used because of its benefits. However, depending on the purposes of the users, there are different spaces to place the burner. The incense waterfall burner should be displayed in spaces such as the living room, on your desk, etc.

  1. If it’s only used for decorating the house, you should place it in bright places that attract attention.
  2. If you are doing a business, you can place the waterfall burner on your desk or outside the door to help facilitate the business.
  3. If you want to improve your emotional feeling and performance, you should place the burner in the office.
  4. If you often have a lack of sleep, sleep poorly, and want to improve the situation, you can put this burner in the bedroom. When burning incense cones, the gentle and faint scent will make you feel comfortable, easily fall asleep and sleep well.

However, you should also note the key points to avoid unnecessary accidents while using the backflow incense burner:

  • Place the waterfall burner on a solid ground.
  • Keep away from open doors and windy places.
  • Keep away from clothes and curtains.
  • Keep away from children and pets.
  • Make sure to extinguish the cones before you leave the room.

 

Incense is hot when lit, so its important to always use caution.

Incense is hot when lit, so its important to always use caution.

 

7. Troubleshooting your cone incense

7.1 The fire on the cone does not go out

An incense cone that burns with a large flame will produce an unpleasant scent and cannot form a waterfall of smoke. If the flame on the cone does not go out on its own after 5 seconds, you can put it out by blowing or fanning it gently.

7.2.Why won't my incense cone stay lit?

The cone is damp or moldy

The cones are usually dried completely for easy use. However, they are very susceptible to moisture absorption from the air if not well preserved. This is one of the main reasons why your cones won't burn.

A damp cone will definitely not be burned or, if it can, it will emit an unpleasant scent. Check if your cones are dry enough before each use. These cones can be stored in a zip bag or sealed plastic container to avoid the risk of moisture.

Note: If your cones get damp, use a hairdryer to dry them for 1 to 2 minutes before using them.

Essential oils cling to the surface of the cone

The incense cones are made from ingredients that are rich in essential oils. If high temperatures are encountered during storage or transportation, the essential oils may be secreted outside. This can also prevent your incense cones from burning.

If essential oils get on the surface of your cones, dry them with a tissue and store them in a cool place, away from direct sunlight.

Cones do not receive enough oxygen to sustain burning

If your cone is clean and completely dry but it still can’t be burned, the reason most likely comes from the lack of oxygen to sustain the burning. In that case, clean your waterfall burner to make sure the cones get the necessary air. If you use an incense burner with a lid, open the lid to ensure the cones have enough oxygen to sustain the burning.

Essential oils cling to the surface of the cone

 

7.3.Why isn't my waterfall incense working?

You have to wait a while for the cones to generate enough smoke

To create a waterfall of smoke, the incense cones must produce a sufficient amount of smoke. You need to wait 30 seconds to 1 minute for the effect to really begin.

Place the waterfall burner in a windy or ventilated area

If you place the waterfall burner in a windy area or a place that has an exhaust fan, you will see the smoke diffusing instead of falling.

Cones are not perforated or holes are clogged

Each cone will have a radial hole from its top to bottom. This is the way for the smoke to go down and create the waterfall effect.

During the manufacturing process, dust or incense can fall into these holes and block the exit of the smoke. Check your cones before burning to make sure the holes are clear.

If you don't see the hole or the hole is clogged, you can use a small iron rod to unclog them.

The hole in the cone is not aligned with the hole in the burner

The hole in the cone should be placed in line with the hole in the waterfall burner. That’s how the new smoke has a way to create the effect of falling from top to bottom. Check this if the smoke comes out from the bottom of the cone but it doesn’t fall into the waterfall.

Conclusion

Naturalscents.net just provided you instructions on how to burn incense cones effectively and useful information regarding using the backflow incense burner. We hope you have found the most reasonable and effective way of using this incense waterfall burner, depending on your purpose and the space you want to place it.

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