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What to Do When Your Incense Burner Stinks

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Incense is a beautiful way to bring the sacred into your home. It's also a great way to relax and clear your mind, which is why it's so popular with people who meditate or practice yoga. 


But if you're not careful, incense can have quite an effect on your home—and on you! If you notice that your incense burner has started smelling bad, here are some tips for getting rid of the problem.

Keep the scent you want in mind

First, think about what you want from your incense. Do you want something strong and clear? Or are you looking for a more subtle effect? The answer to this question will determine which type of incense cones to use in your burner.


If the goal is to have a strong scent that fills the room, then it's best to go with large cones that contain many ingredients—such as frankincense or myrrh. If not, try using small cones with fewer ingredients (such as sandalwood).

Be sure to clean your incense burner

To clean your incense burner, you'll want to use a soft cloth and warm water. You can also use a neutral cleaning agent if you prefer—like regular dish soap. If the odor is mild, consider applying some essential oil or tea tree oil to the burner before rinsing it off with hot water; this will help neutralize any lingering odors and keep them from coming back as soon as they evaporate away!


After using your incense burner for an extended period of time ( at least two weeks), be sure that it's completely dry before storing it away again. A towel draped over the top of the container while in storage will help prevent mold from forming on top after being left out in humid environments for long periods of time.

Clean out your ash catcher

  • Use a brush to remove any ash from the bottom of your incense burner. If you do this, be careful not to damage or break it!
  • Don't use water on smelly incense burners, as it can cause rusting or corrosion inside of them. It's also bad for your health since many people have allergies and asthma when exposed to certain chemicals in water (like chlorine). Plus, there are some people who are allergic or sensitive enough that even regular tap water makes them sicker than usual—so don't risk it!
  • Don't try using harsh chemicals like ammonia or bleach either; they can make things worse instead of better by damaging whatever piece of equipment they're being used with (and possibly causing an explosion). Instead, try something like baking soda mixed into warm water; this will help neutralize odors without damaging any materials involved in cleaning out ash catcher pieces after burning incense sticks within them.

Let it burn out

When your incense burner has a strong odor, it's time to let it burn out.


  • Don't put the ash catcher in the trash: The ash catcher can be reused or recycled so long as it's not contaminated with any food or other substances that could make recycling difficult. If you have an old one lying around, consider giving it another go!
  • Don't throw away your incense cone holder: These are often made of metal and can be reused if they're clean enough; however, many people like to throw them away when they're finished with their cones because they don't want them getting mixed up with anything else in their home (like food). If this sounds like something that would bother you too much then think twice before throwing away these holders—you might actually find yourself needing one again at some point down the road!

Look for proper ventilation

To keep incense burning properly, you should always make sure that there are proper ventilation options in the room. If you don't have an open window or vent on the door, turn on a fan to circulate the air in your home. This will help prevent any buildup of odors and allow them to escape easily when they're needed most.


If possible, avoid burning incense in closed spaces such as bedrooms or bathrooms; these areas tend to be hotter than other parts of a house because they're closer to heating sources such as furnaces or stoves (the latter being especially important if you live in cold weather). 


Additionally, blacksmithing shops often had large chimneys that would funnel smoke away from their work areas so as not to cause fire hazards for themselves or others nearby—a similar thing could happen if there was no way for smoke from incense sticks during burning sessions!

Check the expiry of incense cones

If the incense burning smells bad and you're not sure why, it might be time to check its expiry date. Incense cones that have expired may not burn properly or smell as strongly as they should. 


If this is the case with your cone, consider replacing it with a fresh one before too much time has passed.

Make sure your incense cones are made with quality-materials

The quality of your incense cones is important. If you’re going to spend money on them, it’s best to get them from a reputable source that can guarantee the materials used are safe and durable. Some companies will even have their own testing facilities, where they test products for quality before sending them out for sale.


In addition to finding a good manufacturer, you should also make sure you buy incense cones in a clean environment—and not just because it looks nice on Instagram! Incense cones need to be stored safely so they don't get contaminated by bacteria or other harmful substances while they're waiting on their turn at the burner. 


This means using special bags or wrapping supplies when transporting your new purchase home from its packaging factory; otherwise, there's no telling what kind of havoc could result when said package gets opened up at home later that day.

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What makes burning incense so great is its natural scent. It brings peace, calmness, and serenity to your life. Anyone that enters your home would be filled with joy and happiness. In fact, various incense scents can open the floodgates to different happy memories.


That way, your home can become a bridge between the real world and the long-lost happiness in someone's life. We hope that this post helped you know everything about incense and its uses.