Buying backflow incense is increasing in popularity. Backflow refers to a special kind of incense burner that makes the smoke coming from a cone flow downwards. The smoke from backflow incense cones does not flow upwards, like it does with other incense cones, but slowly descends. This creates a waterfall effect. These burners, specially designed to create this waterfall effect, are available in all kinds of unique designs.
The smoke is forced to flow downwards because of the special incense cones and the distinctive shape of a backflow incense burner. Thus, only using a backflow incense burner does not do the trick. It is the backflow incense cones that make sure that the smoke does not flow upwards, but downwards. These special cones are hollow on the inside. While the cone is smouldering, the smoke flows in the hollow space of the cone. How that works exactly is explained below.
The waterfall effect is created by the shape of the burner and simple physics. Because the special backflow incense cone is hollow on the inside, a different process than with normal incense cones is put in motion. Hot smoke would normally flow upwards because of air pressure and kinetic energy. The special backflow cone manipulates the smoke to flow downwards through the hollow space. Thus, the surprising waterfall effect is created without something artificial happening.
The special backflow cones are available in many different scents and colours. For example, there is a backflow incense cone mix from 50 gram and 200 gram. With four different kinds of colours and scents, you will be satisfied for a while. There is something for everyone in this mix:
The average burning time of the backflow cones is 10 to 15 minutes. Here the rule applies: the bigger the cone, the longer the burning time.
Bought a backflow burner and special cones? Now it is time to start the backflow burning adventure. This is how you create the magical incense waterfall:
Burning incense is not difficult. Nonetheless, here are some tips that make burning incense, without risking burning yourself, even easier.
Incense is used in several different traditions, such as Feng Shui. Perhaps you did not expect this, but incense represents four out of five of the most important elements from this centuries-old tradition. Fire for the burning cone, air for the smoke, a ceramic burner represents the earth, and the smoke effect represents water. Additionally, ‘flow’ is very important in Feng Shui, which is why many followers of Feng Shui have a fountain at home. An incense holder that creates the waterfall effect is quite similar to a fountain!
There are many backflow burners in the shape of a rock or mountain with a simple black coating. The reflection of the white smoke in the glazed layer ensures an extra special effect. In addition to the simple black burner, there are all kinds of shapes and sizes. There are Asian style burners, with Buddha in the center and the smoke flowing downwards next to it. There are even fantasy-themed designs, with mythical creatures like dragons with the smoke coming out of their nostrils. Even when these burners are not being used, they are wonderful to look at!
Keep the following questions in mind while choosing a burner:
Perhaps these questions make it a little easier to choose the right burner!
Once you have found the incense burner with a waterfall effect that meets your expectations, it’s time to find it a beautiful spot at home. There are many different approaches to choosing the right location for your burner. There are multiple locations at home where it may be possible for your body and mind to come to rest. Maybe you have a meditation room, or even a shrine that perfectly matches the burner. How about placing your burner in the restroom? If you think about it, it is not too weird a place to put your burner, since here you also ‘discharge’, be it in a different way. In addition to the peaceful places, there are also the places that incite unrest; here, a waterfall incense burner would also fit nicely.
Spiru is the place to buy backflow incense! The backflow burner offers an enchanting sight. How about you add some meditation cushions, to make it a little more comfortable to dream away at this enchanting sight. Do you prefer doing something a little more active? We recommend doing a cleansing ritual at home, using smudge. From incense resin and loose incense to traditional Japanese incense and church incense; there are scents and colours to enjoy for everyone!
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