Incense cones are cone shaped compositions which contain aromatic resins and biotic materials.
When you light the tip of an incense cone, it begins to burn and smolder, which releases the fragrance contained within.
In contrast to incense sticks, which often burn for 30 to 60 minutes, a typical incense cone often burns for much less time due to the increased surface area of air around the burning tip of the incense cone. An incense cone contains no bamboo or wooden stick. Once they are finished, they stop burning on their own, leaving behind a pillar of ash which may then be disposed of.
Incense cones are made in many different varieties and you can find anything from traditional scents such as sandalwood and nag champa to more modern scents such as lemon and thyme combination.
Historically, incense was burned primarily in churches, temples and other religious buildings. Incense was used in rather diverse parts of the world for different reasons but most commonly it was used in religious settings.
Due to their simplicity, incense cones are also one of the least expensive forms of incense available.
This article was last revised on 02/28/2020.