Willow is a self-taught herbalist and incense maker with a passion for sustainability and eco-friendly practices. She grows many of her own herbs and uses recycled materials for her packaging.
When it comes to burning resin incense, there are a few different methods you can try. Each method has its own unique benefits and can enhance your spiritual practices and daily rituals in different ways. Let me walk you through some of the best ways to burn resin incense.
1. Charcoal Method:
One popular method is using charcoal to burn resin incense. To do this, you'll need a charcoal disc, which you can find at most spiritual or incense shops. Place the charcoal disc in an incense burner or heat-resistant dish. Light the edge of the disc and wait for it to fully ignite and turn gray. Once the charcoal is ready, sprinkle a small amount of resin incense on top. The resin will slowly melt and release its aromatic smoke. This method is great for experiencing the full fragrance of the resin and allows for a longer burning time.
2. Charcoal-Free Method:
If you prefer not to use charcoal, there are alternative methods available. One option is to use an electric resin burner. These burners use a gentle heat source to melt the resin and release its fragrance. Simply place the resin on the burner and turn it on. This method is convenient and eliminates the need for charcoal or an open flame. It's also a safer option if you have pets or small children around.
3. Candle Method:
Another way to burn resin incense is by using a candle. You'll need a resin incense holder specifically designed for this method. These holders typically have a small indentation or dish where you can place the resin. Light a tea light candle and place it underneath the holder. As the candle heats up, the resin will melt and release its aroma. This method is simple and can create a cozy ambiance during your rituals or meditation sessions.
4. DIY Method:
If you're feeling creative, you can even make your own resin incense burner. One popular DIY method is using a heat-resistant dish filled with sand or salt. Simply place the resin on top of the sand or salt and light a tea light candle nearby. The sand or salt will help distribute the heat evenly and prevent the dish from getting too hot. This method allows for a more personalized touch and can be a fun project to try.
Remember, when burning resin incense, it's important to do so in a well-ventilated area and keep an eye on the flame or heat source at all times. Also, be sure to choose a resin incense that resonates with your intentions and spiritual practices. Whether you prefer the traditional charcoal method or want to explore alternative options, finding the best way to burn resin incense is all about discovering what works best for you and your unique rituals.