All you need to know about Backflow Incense
Updated: Oct 6
How does it work? The backflow burner uses a small backflow incense cone that has a tiny hole drilled through it that allows the smoke to flow down the burner to create a beautiful visual waterfall type effect.
Mountains and waterfalls are very popular backflow incense burners as they create a beautiful water-like effect when the smoke flows down the burner.
HOW TO USE A BACKFLOW INCENSE BURNER
Firstly you’ll want to make sure you have all the correct equipment to get started which is just a basic lighter, backflow incense cones and the incense burner.
Now you want to light up the backflow cone at the very top and place the cone over the little hole on the backflow incense burner, if you can’t find where the hole is make sure the cones state backflow on them.
There’s a small hole on the bottom of the incense cone which you must line up with the hole on the incense burner.
To maximize the visual effects from the smoke, place the burner in a spot that doesn’t have a strong air flow which can ruin the cone incense effect. It wont take a lot of air to ruin the effect.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONE INCENSE & REGULAR INCENSE?
If you are used to burning incense you will be pleasantly surprised by how similar a backflow incense burner is.
Backflow incense is very similar to burning regular incense they both produce incense smoke that smells amazing, they just do it slightly differently.
Regular incense is great to use every now and then if you aren’t looking for something that looks fancy and just want a great fragrance spread throughout the room.
If you’d like something that creates a beautiful visual effect while also looking great as an ornament then the backflow incense burners are a great choice.
You can get them in all sorts of different designs such as dragons, mountains, waterfalls, lakes and ponds, plus many more
They also come in different sizes from small to huge so always check the dimensions when purchasing on line , £4.99 sounds a great price until it arrives and is the size of your finger.
KEEP YOUR INCENSE BURNER CLEAN!
It’s important to take care of your burners as they can be expensive and fragile if not taken care of correctly.
HAVING TROUBLE GETTING YOUR BURNER TO WORK?
If you have having trouble with your backflow incense burner the first thing you want to check is the bottom of the backflow cone and make sure there is a hole in it. If there is no hole that means you have a regular incense cone and not one for a backflow burner.
The hole is essential as that is what allows the smoke to get pushed out of the cone into the holder.
If your burner is working correctly you will notice the smoke rise after you first light the cone and there will be a bit of ash built up.
Still not working? Make sure your burner is clean. Check to ensure there’s no build up of resin inside the hole where the smoke travels.
CAN I USE REGULAR INCENSE CONES?
If you only have regular incense cones then you could try drilling the small hole into the cone yourself with a hand drill and a really small drill bit (under 1/8″ should be good).
I wouldn’t really recommend this though as its hit and miss getting it correct and backflow cone wont cost much more the regular cones.
IS BACKFLOW INCENSE SAFE?
Some backflow incense cones may have harmful chemicals which could be harmful to your health if used incorrectly. Always make sure to buy a high quality backflow cones to keep yourself safe while enjoying the stunning effects.
I recommend the Stamford range as the quality of cones are great and the fragrances are divine
Additional Benefits of Burning Incense
Calm the mind and body
Soothing away tension and help with stress
Increase focus and creativity
Helps foster inner strength