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What are incense cones made of?

Everyone loves using incense, and it has become quite common, globally, especially as we spend more and more time indoors. Incense is usually found in the form of combustible sticks or cones that give out a pleasant smell and smoke that spreads through the room.

Why Use Incense Cones?

Incense is widely available and a lot of people love using it throughout the year. Here are a few reasons why people use Incense Cones. Have a look!


  1. It gives out a pleasant smell, and removes any odor in the room.
  2. It helps to increase calm and focus, by way of essential oils of plants such as citrus, rosemary and peppermint. These have been shown to increase mental clarity, cognition and focus.
  3. It helps reduce stress and anxiety by way of certain herbs. For instance, lavender oil is known to relieve anxiety.
  4. Incense helps you sleep better because lavender is a good natural sleep-aid that can help combat insomnia.
  5. Incense is a great addition to your yoga or meditation session because it too helps you to calm down.
  6. Incense can help purify the air. Studies show that burning incense can dramatically reduce the amount of bacteria in the air.


Usually, incense is available in the form of sticks, which burn slowly, giving out smoke upwards. Sticks have their disadvantages though. They are messy, and they give off smoke upwards. Backflow incense cones work in a slightly different manner.

What Are Incense Cones Made Of?

Incense cones are usually made up from a combination of a fragrance element like essential oils, charcoal, ash or other natural elements that give it the body and binding agents that help the cones retain its shape.


Incense cones have a hole at the bottom. When the cone is lit, smoke flows downwards through the hole, falling towards the ground and creating a lovely visual display.

Types of Incense Cones

Incense cones come in many varieties and smells. You can get fragrances like vanilla, lavender, lotus, patchouli, myrrh, sandal, tangerine, frankincense, and more. Most of the cones are similarly shaped with a hole in the middle that allows the smoke to escape.

What are Backflow Incense Cones?

Backflow incense cones are so named because the smoke flows downwards, not upwards. These cones come with a small hollow tunnel through around 3/4th of the cone’s center, ending with a hole.


In order to use these cones, you will need a backflow incense cone, a lighter and a backflow incense burner. Light the narrow part of the cone. Once it is around 20% lit, put the flame out and let the fragrance emanate. These cones send smoke downwards, and you need to use them with certain backflow incense burners.


What are backflow incense cones

These cones create a fascinating visual display with the smoke and tend to burn faster than incense sticks because they’re much thicker than sticks. A 2.7 cm tall cone which is around 1.5 cm in diameter, will burn in around 10-15 minutes.


Backflow incense cones come with their fair share of advantages.


  1. They’re really easy to use. Burners too, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. .
  2. These cones are hassle-free.
  3. Cones are quite durable. The dense smoke flowing downwards permeates through the room, leaving a fragrance that lasts for a long time.
  4. These cones offer a certain visual appeal. They’re easily available, and can really transform your home, office space, meditation room or yoga studio.
  5. Backflow cones add a touch of glamor and mystique to the environment.
  6. These cones can help you detox your space. When ignited, these cones give out some positive energies, dispelling negativity from the space they’re in.

Are Incense Cones Toxic?

Backflow incense cones are not at all toxic.


They’re perfectly safe to use in any environment. Far from being toxic, lighting up a backflow incense cone can sometimes cleanse the environment, filling it up with pleasant smells and removing odors.


Are incense cones toxic


In conclusion, backflow incense cones are quite beneficial. In addition to releasing a pleasant fragrance, they also give out smoke in a visually pleasing manner. Depending on the kind of incense burner you use, the smoke can be of various different patterns.


Contrary to myths that incense is toxic, backflow incense is quite the opposite. Its pleasant smell is sure to brighten up your day.


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