Incense - Cone or Stick  

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When it comes to incense, which do you prefer, cone or stick? I am leaning more and more towards cone incense, simply because of the nice way it burns down.

Not to mention the fact I almost burned the house down once with stick incense, LOL. I was this close >< to needing some serious emergency assistance at putting that fire out! My poor altar cloth.

So, which do you usually burn? Do you have a favorite brand? Favorite sent?

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I prefer burning resins to sticks or cones. It is a much purer way of burning incense as there are so many fillers that are added to sticks and cones. I use the self-igniting charcoal disks and a variety of resins, but pure amber is my favorite. I buy amber whenever I can find it cheap. It doesn't matter if it is low quality, cloudy amber, because it burns just the same. I crush it into small pebbles to burn.

August 2, 2010 at 1:44 PM

I was just having this conversation yesterday with my beloved. I realized that I like burning the sticks better than the cones. The cones for me seem to produce 'too much' smoke, while the sticks seem to be more subtle. I picked up these wonderful ones at an expo called Meditation. They are hand made and smell amazing, but I only got a small batch so I use them sparingly. I've not found an absolute favorite scent yet, though I was burning Sandlewood yesterday.

August 2, 2010 at 2:23 PM
Anastasia Blue  

I use the sticks because they don't put off as much smoke and I have an asthmatic child. My most favorite is called Spirtual Power.

August 2, 2010 at 2:39 PM
Witch Mom  

I sometimes use stick (mostly sandalwood), but mostly, I use loose powder incense. I am blessed to live near The Sword and the Rose (in SF), and he makes custom blends for specific deities and purposes that are extravagant, all natural, and amazingly accurate from a magickal standpoint. I think I must have about 25 of his blends now! LOL

Lily, aka Witch Mom

August 2, 2010 at 10:31 PM
Witchy Mama  

seems like the loose powder/resin smells best and works best, from what most people say. I need to start burning that more often. I wish my house smelled like the Pagan shops I frequent, LOL

August 3, 2010 at 6:49 AM

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August 4, 2010 at 5:29 PM
Seshat Mon Willow  

I prefer cone over stick, but also prefer to mix my own herbs and place on a charcoal.

August 14, 2010 at 9:49 PM
The Blue Faerie  

Okay, I know this is really weird, but for some reason I equated your title with the good old boxers or briefs question. :-P It made me laugh.

In all seriousness to the question, though, I use a stick. Mainly because I've just never tried any other kind. Nice site!

August 18, 2010 at 3:43 PM

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