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Getting Started With Backflow Incense Burners

Published date: 24/06/2022 10:00


Offering impressive and mesmerising smoke displays, backflow incense burners help to relieve stress and fatigue. Due to the high content of essential oils and resin, the smoke from the incense cones is heavier than the air. The smoke escaping from the incense cone will flow down through the vent, creating a smoke stream that looks like a flowing waterfall.

Our unique and highly artistic range of wholesale backflow incense burners are not only used to burn incense cones, but it can also be used as a decorative piece in your home. The current most popular designs include Buddha, Lotus, Crystal Cave and Large Pebble.


What are the Benefits of using a Backflow Burner?

Health: The gentle scent and beautiful smoke created by the backflow burner will bring a sense of relaxation and peace. In addition to its ability to improve concentration, the backflow burner offers spiritual value by having many benefits relating to aesthetics and meditation.
Long lasting fragrance: Backflow burners retain fragrance longer than using a traditional incense burner or incense stick. A backflow incense cone will burn out in 20 to 30 minutes, however, the aroma can last up to 1 day. 
Easy to use: Another advantage is that backflow burners are easy and safe to use. It takes seconds to enjoy the scent and less than a minute to clean up. Incense cones are tightly compressed which minimizes the amount of ashes scattering and the risk of fire when using the burner. 

Traditional Incense Cones vs Backflow Incense Cones

Backflow Incense Cones vs Regular Incense Cones


Traditional incense cone burners allow the smoke to rise and fragrance your home for 20 to 40 minutes, while the shape of the cone is slim and pyramid-like. The aroma from a backflow incense cone can last up to 1 day, and they have a vertical hole from top to bottom so that smoke can get pulled down into the burner. Traditional incense cones do not have a hole in them therefore, they can’t create the smoke waterfall effect like backflow incense cones.

Lighting a backflow cone is different to lighting a traditional cone, as you must allow it to burn at least a third down before placing it on the burner, whereas a traditional cone can be placed on the burner as soon as you see the red tip and it begins to smoke. 


How to Use a Backflow Burner

  • Lighting a backflow incense cone is like lighting an incense stick. Simply hold the cone and light the tip. Once the tip ignites into a flame, wait a second or two and then quickly blow it out.
  • As you are holding the cone, be very careful not to burn yourself. The tip of the incense cone should be glowing red and releasing a fragrant smoke. 
  • One the smoke begins to release, it’s now time to place it in your backflow burner. After a short while, the smoke will begin to travel throughout the backflow burner and create a pattern of smoke. Be aware that drafty locations can reduce the falling smoke effect.

Our Backflow Incense Favourites

Backflow Incense Favourites


At Something Different Wholesale, you will find incredible backflow incense burners and cones in a variety of unique designs such as dragons and buddhas, and simple fountain designs that are all beautiful to watch. All backflow burners feature smoke that cascades downwards in a mesmerising waterfall effect to pool at the bottom.

Here’s some inspiration of our bestselling backflow incense burners to help you get started. 

Products pictured above:

BF_23338 Glowing Crystal Cave Backflow Incense Burner

BF_39838 Lotus Pool Backflow Incense Burner

BF_21938 Bronze Buddha Head Backflow Incense Burner

BF_25628 Small Pebbles Backflow Incense Burner

FI_45638 Pouring Cauldrons Backflow Incense Holder

BF_25928 Split Bamboo Fountain Backflow Incense Burner


Goloka Backflow Incense Cones

Goloka Backflow Incense Cones


Goloka products use natural ingredients wherever possible to create a mesmerising array of fragrances. The 24 cones come in a handy resealable tin with a burning time of approximately 20 minutes per cone. With a variety of scents available, these cones are a perfect gift for someone who’s just getting started. By purchasing Goloka products you’re also supporting important charities in India. 

Shop Goloka Backflow Incense Cones HERE


Want to see our backflow burners in action?

Watch the video below!


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Safety & Troubleshooting Tips

  • Don’t forget how hot the burner can be.

  • Keep away from furniture, curtains or other flammable materials.
  • Place burner on a protective surface before burning, as backflow smoke can stain surfaces.
  • Burn in a well-ventilated area due to the smoke it can create. This is particularly recommended if you have pets. 
  • Store in a location not accessible by children or pets as it can be dangerous if they consume the material.
  • If you are pregnant, it is recommended to discuss burning incense with your doctor.
  • Store your backflow incense cones away from moisture, sun and heat as it can cause the cone to lose its fragrance. We recommend storing in a cold and dark location such as a drawer. 
  • Store your incense cones separately to avoid scent cross-contamination.
  • If you are not getting the desired waterfall smoke effect, check to make sure that the burner is away from drafts and air movement.
We hope you have found this information helpful for effectively using a backflow incense burner! Discover our full range of backflow burners and cones HERE.




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