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What is a Backflow Incense Cone?
Backflow incense cones have a hole drilled through the middle of them.
When you light the incense, since the smoke is unable to completely rise due to the burning incense at the top, a good portion of the smoke is pushed down through the center hole. As the smoke is pushed down, it begins to cool. Once it reaches the same temperature as it’s surrounding air, the smoke becomes denser and sinks onto the incense burner. The smoke creates a sort of tracing along the outlines of the burner.
What Makes Backflow Incense Cones Different?
There is usually no difference other then there being a hole drilled into the bottom of the incense cone.
Are Backflow Incense Cones the Same Quality?
Backflow incense cones can be made with the same ingredients as normal incense cones and the quality is not necessarily worse. It can be just as good as any other incense cone. However, there are a lot of cheap imported incense made with synthetic perfumes available on the mainstream market.
The good news is that with backflow incense burners recently becoming so popular, many popular incense manufacturers have begun making backflow incense cones.
Do Backflow Incense Cones Burn Faster?
Yes, backflow incense cones can burn a little faster due to the higher rate of airflow hitting the lit portion of the incense.
Can Backflow Incense Cones Leave a Sticky Residue?
Yes, burning plant materials or oils can always leave a sticky residue. The effect simply becomes more prominent when using backflow incense cones because the smoke travels downwards and continuously touches the burner.
In contrast, when burning normal incense, the smoke is dispersed upwards and airs out through the room before touching any physical objects. If your incense burner becomes dirty, simply clean it with warm soapy water.
This article was last revised on 02/26/2020.