Incense Safety Instruction

Burning incense can be an enjoyable and relaxing experience but it is not without risk. Burning incense and glowing embers can be a fire hazard. Be careful and always use common sense.

  • Never leave burning incense unattended.
  • Always burn incense in a proper incense holder or burner and make sure that any ash will fall onto a heat-proof surface.
  • Do not burn incense near flammable materials.
  • Do not spray flammable aerosols or other flammable substances near burning incense.
  • Avoid droughts. You don’t want smoldering incense to be blown across the room.
  • Keep incense out of reach of children and pets.
  • Avoid burning incense in an unventilated area or closed room.
  • If you are asthmatic or have respiratory problems, you should seek medical advice before burning incense.
  • Incense can cause headaches or migraines in some people. Most people won’t have a problem, but if you have a bad reaction to incense you should stop burning.

Team Naathi cannot be held responsible for any consequences arising from the use and/or misuse of incense.

A special note regarding incense pack sizes and burn times: 

On many of our incense listings you will see information on the number of sticks per packet and incense burn times. This information is intended as a guide only. Most incense is packaged by weight and the number of sticks per packet can vary from one batch to the next and even from one packet to the next. For all incense packaged by weight the number of sticks per packet is given as a guide only, not as a promise.

Burn times can vary depending on several different factors. A slight breeze from a window or an air conditioning vent can make your incense burn considerably faster. We have noticed that using a ceiling fan on a low setting makes our incense burn at least 25% faster. Burn times can also vary from batch to batch. Incense is made from natural materials that can change from season to season and year to year. Oil content and moisture content can both affect burn times.

And lastly, burn times can also be affected by the type of burner you use. If your burner encloses the incense in any way it can restrict air flow, making your incense burn slower. In some cases the burner may restrict air flow so much that the incense won't burn properly and will self-extinguish. This is most often seen with cone burners, especially ones shaped like dragon heads or castles etc.

Take care and enjoy your incense.

Team Naathi