I love the smell of incense and have tried the sticks, cones and the loose powder. I’ve found that I really like using the powder because I can adjust the amount of scent or the amount of incense burned by adding a little or a lot to the self lighting charcoal briquette. But what if you run out of charcoal briquettes or can’t get to the store right away to buy more, you can still use the powder incense and I’ll tell you how.
What is powder incense?
It’s exactly what the name says it is. A loose powder form of incense that you can sprinkle on top of self lighting charcoal briquettes.
How do I burn powder incense without charcoal?
I ran out of self lighting charcoal briquettes and wanted to burn a little incense so through trial and error I found the easiest way to do this is to tightly pack the powder incense into something small, I used a plastic measuring spoon. Just tightly pack the powder incense into the measuring spoon and turn it over onto a hard flat surface.
I have a small brass cauldron that I burn powder incense in and I just placed a piece of aluminum foil on top of that so there was a flat surface to turn the incense upside down onto.
Then all you have to do is light the top of the tightly packed mound of powder incense and watch it burn. What people sometimes forget is most powder incense if self burning and as long as you pack it tightly together the sparks will continue burning all the way through.
Just be sure to only pack a small amount at a time because I found that this will burn up rather quickly and if you have too much of it packed together not only will not all of it burn, it will put off a lot of smoke.