Incense Cones are a great way to add a little aromatherapy to your day. The best way to use an incense cone is to burn it on a suitable burner. However, when you want to enjoy the scent of incense, but don't have a holder handy, there is no need to worry. You can still enjoy your incense cones by burning them in an open flame. 

Whatever the reason, this blog post will teach you how to safely and effectively burn incense cones without a holder.  By using some simple techniques, you can create an environment that smells great and doesn't damage your furniture. So read on and get ready to start enjoying your favorite scents!

1. Steel wire

You don't need a holder to burn incense cones - all you need is a piece of wire! Cut a piece of wire about 10 inches long, then fold it in half to form a hook (see the picture for details). Hang this hook in a fixed position, place the incense cone on top of the hook, and light the fire. Enjoy the fragrance!

You can also place a piece of foil or a small porcelain dish underneath to catch the ashes falling, to avoid damaging the bottom surface.

The advantage of this approach is that it is simple and effective. Besides, it can burn both regular incense cones and backflow incense cones.

Use steel wire to burn incense cones.

Use steel wire to burn incense cones.

2. Burn incense cones on a plate or bowl

If you don't have an incense cone holder, there's no need to worry. You can still burn your incense cones without one. All you need is a heat-safe plate or bowl.

Start by placing the plate or bowl on a stable surface. Then, place your incense cone in the center of the plate or bowl. Be sure to leave enough space around the cone so that it can burn properly.

Light the incense cone and allow it to burn until it self-extinguishes. Enjoy the lovely scent of your favorite incense!

If you are concerned that the heat might damage your plate, pour some sand, salt, or baking soda on the bottom and place the incense cone on top. This will keep the plate safe and it will also be easy to clean after burning the incense.

You can burn incense cones in a plate or bowl.

You can burn incense cones in a plate or bowl.

3. Make use of old bottles or soda cans

Another way is to use a soda bottle or can. Just choose a bottle with a smaller mouth than the base of the incense cone. Place the cone on the mouth of the bottle and light it on fire.

With a soda can, you can do the same thing. Put the incense cone on the lid and light it up. This will allow you to use your incense cone without a holder.

You can use an old bottle to burn incense cones.

You can use an old bottle to burn incense cones.

4. Use aluminum foil

If all the methods above haven't satisfied you, we'll show you a super-easy way that can be done right in your kitchen.

Simply fold the foil into a small dish and place it on a heat-resistant surface. Then, put your incense cone on top of the dish and light it. Once the cone has burned out, you can wrap up the ashes in the foil and dispose of them safely. This method is both convenient and effective, so give it a try next time you need to burn incense without a holder!

Besides, you can also put a large pebble on top of the foil, then put the incense cone on the pebble. It will act as an insulator and keep the foil from flying away.

5. DIY simple backflow incense holder

If you love handmade items, why don't you try making your own smoke waterfall? There are many simple and detailed instructions that you can refer to. Here are some guidelines that we have found helpful.

You can also refer to the top 11 DIY backflow incense holder ideas to get more new designs.

How to make smoke fountain at home


Incense cones offer a wonderful, unique smell that can enhance any room. However, if you don’t have a holder, it can be tricky to know how to burn them. We’ve shown you five different ways to do this without the need for an expensive holder. So, get creative and see which one works best for you. Have you tried any of these methods? Let us know in the comments below!


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