How to Burn Resin Incense Without Charcoal: Tips and Tricks

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Author: MiaTran
Last Modified: 4/9/2022 1:43:54 AM

When it comes to burning resin, there are a few different methods that can be used. One of the most popular methods is using charcoal, but this can be expensive and time-consuming. However, there are other ways to get the job done without relying on charcoal. In this blog post, we will explore three different methods for burning resin without using charcoal. Keep in mind that each method has its own set of pros and cons, so choose the one that best fits your needs. Besides, we will also provide tips on how to avoid creating a mess while doing so. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks!

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how to burn resin without charcoal

 

1. Use spoons and candles

If you don't have any charcoal on hand, or if you're looking for a simpler way to burn resin incense, you can use a metal spoon and a candle. Just place the resin on the spoon and hold it over the flame of the candle. The heat from the candle will cause the resin to melt and release its fragrance. Remember, fix the spoon to a stand or bend the spoon and tie it to a jar.

This method is quick and easy, and it's a great way to enjoy the benefits of resin incense without having to deal with charcoal. Plus, it's less messy than using charcoal, so you won't have to worry about making a mess when you're finished.

Just be sure to use a metal spoon that can withstand the heat of the candle flame. And be careful not to burn yourself!

Please refer to the video below for a detailed how-to.

2. Use old canned goods and candles

You can use old canned goods and candles to burn resin incense. All you need is a glass candle holder or any candle holder, an empty tea-light candle tin or old canned goods, and some toothpicks.

Simply pierce four toothpicks through the tin in a cross shape, leaving some extra picks on the outside of the tin. You can also replace the toothpick with a wire to make it more durable and can be used the next time. Place your candle in its holder, then place the pierced empty tin over the hole of the candle holder. Add a choice of resin incense and some water or oil if needed inside the tin. Light your candle and enjoy your homemade incense!

 

Use old canned goods and candles

 

3. Using aluminum foil and strainer

Burning resin incense is a great way to enjoy the scent of your favorite resins without having to deal with the mess of burning them directly. And, using aluminum foil and a strainer makes it easy to get a clean burn without any residue.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Scissors
  • Strainer
  • Resin incense (I like to use frankincense or myrrh)
  • Lighter or matches

To start, cut a piece of aluminum foil that's large enough to fit over the top of your strainer. You'll want to make sure that the foil is big enough so that there are no gaps where the smoke can escape.

Next, place your resin on the foil and then fold the edges of the foil up so that it forms a little bowl. Be sure to leave a small opening in the center of the bowl for the smoke to escape.

Now, hold the bowl of foil above the filter and light your candle. You can also add a little water or cooking oil to the foil bowl to slow down the burning rate of the resin incense if desired.

The resin will start smoking and filling the air with its scent. Inhale deeply and enjoy!

When you're done, allow the resin to burn out completely, and then dispose of the foil. That's it! You've now learned how to burn resin incense using aluminum foil and a strainer. Enjoy!

4. Some tips when burning resin incense

If you're looking for a way to burn resin without using charcoal, there are a few options available to you. One is to use a metal spoon as a makeshift bowl. Just place the resin on the spoon and hold it over a candle flame. The heat from the candle will cause the resin to melt and release its fragrance.

Another option is to use a piece of aluminum foil as a bowl. Again, just place the resin on the foil and hold it over a flame. The heat from the flame will cause the resin to melt and release its fragrance.

Finally, you can also use an electric incense burner. These work by heating up a ceramic plate that melts the resin and releases the fragrance. Electric incense burners are a bit more expensive than the other options, but they're definitely the easiest way to burn resin without charcoal.

Whichever method you choose, keep in mind the following tips to make the most of resin incense.

  1. First, it's important to use a heat-resistant surface when burning resin incense. A ceramic tile or metal plate will work well. Avoid using anything made of plastic or glass, as they can melt or discolor when exposed to high heat.
  2. Second, be sure to use a small amount of resin incense. Resin incenses are very concentrated and can quickly fill a room with smoke if you use too much. Start with a pea-sized amount and increase the amount as needed.
  3. Third, burning turpentine incense with candles can cause the resin to overheat leading to a lot of smoke and even catching fire. Remember to add water or cooking oil to the resin to smolder.
  4. Fourth, place the heat-resistant surface with the smoldering resin on a safe, non-flammable surface. A ceramic plate or metal tray will work well. Avoid using anything made of plastic or glass, as they can melt or discolor when exposed to high heat.
  5. Finally, enjoy the fragrance of your favorite resin incense! Just be sure to keep an eye on the smoldering resin and extinguish it when you're done.

 

Some tips when burning resin incense

 

Conclusion

Now that you know how to burn resin without charcoal, it’s time to try out a few methods and see which one is your favorite. We would love to hear about your experiences with burning resin incense – let us know in the comments what tips and tricks you used, or if you have any questions.

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