This black incense burner sand is a great way to disperse the heat of your burning charcoal, incense, and smudge sticks. It also serves as a barrier between your charcoal and your dish. Can also be used for other purposes
How to burn incense, in a cauldron on a charcoal disc:
Fill a heat proof incense bowl or censer with something like sand or split. This will provide some much-needed insulation for your burner. Charcoal can burn at a high temp.
Form a cone shape with whatever medium you filled your burner and place the charcoal tablet at the peak. This will allow air to flow around the charcoal.
Place a charcoal tablet on the sand and light the edge. If it’s self-igniting charcoal you will see tiny sparks as you light it and it will ignite quickly so never hold it in your hand! If you need to hold the charcoal over an open flame to ignite it, use tweezers or tongs to hold it.
Place your charcoal in your burner with the hollow facing up. Use the “bowl” to hold your incense ingredients.
Wait until the charcoal is glowing red hot and is covered with greyish-white ash.
When ready sprinkle a pinch or two of incense (e.g. resin, dried herbs, etc.) directly on top of the hot charcoal. The incense will begin to smolder. Be careful not to place too much incense on the charcoal or you may smother it and you’ll have to start over.
When the smoke begins to thin out, add more incense. The charcoal will stay hot enough to burn incense for about 45 minutes to an hour.
Contained in a 3x4” baggie