Swiftlite charcoal is the original most popular Incense burning charcoal. We have a fabulous selection of incense & resins including Star Child products, a new range of Goloka Resin mixes; all of which support any celebration, ceremony or festive occasion from dried mixes and gum crystal incenses. We also offer Swift-lite the Original UK Charcoal which is a very effective way to burn incense. Widely used in Church's & religious ceremonies.
Sacred Essence offers a complete range of products for ceremony, rites of passage and rituals. Our incenses and resins are very special and we have taken care to hand select a variety of vibrant high quality products for mediation, cleansing, uplifting to help restore, calm and balance the mind senses and soul.
Swift-lite Charcoal: Swift-lite charcoal, also known as quick-light charcoal or self-igniting charcoal, is a type of charcoal disc that is specially designed to quickly ignite and burn evenly. These charcoal discs are often used as a heat source to burn loose incense, resin gums, herbs, and other aromatic materials that require higher temperatures for proper release of their fragrance. Swift-lite charcoal is easy to use; it's typically ignited using a lighter or flame, and once it's ignited, it will continue to burn steadily for a period of time, providing the heat necessary to release the aromatic properties of the materials placed on top of it.
Incense Resin Gums: Incense resin gums are natural aromatic substances that are derived from trees and plants. They are collected from various parts of these plants, such as the bark or sap. Resin gums are known for their rich and complex scents and are often used in spiritual, religious, and cultural practices. To use incense resin gums, they are placed on a burning charcoal disc, like swift-lite charcoal, which provides the necessary heat to release the aromatic smoke. As the resin gum heats up, it melts and releases fragrant smoke with distinct and often powerful scents. Common types of incense resin gums include frankincense, myrrh, copal, and benzoin.
Both swift-lite charcoal and incense resin gums play crucial roles in certain types of incense practices, particularly those that involve burning raw or natural materials. It's important to use these components safely and mindfully, as they involve heat and open flames. When using swift-lite charcoal, make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for safe ignition and handling. When burning incense resin gums, ensure proper ventilation and use a suitable incense burner or dish designed for this purpose to catch the ash and resin drippings.
Always use a heat proof dish like a censer dish or bowl with sand in. Incense can be placed using incense accessories like tongs and spoon's. See separately. This helps to prevent burning your fingers when igniting the charcoal and adding incense to charcoal discs.
These resins and incenses have amazing aromas that help support any celebration, ceremony or festive occasion. If you are on a spiritual path, we have many products to support your individual ceremonial needs and journey work.
Be sure to check out our censers, candles and dishes, and incense burners that are heat resistant, so that you can effortlessly enjoy your new products.
Sacred incenses and herbs are brilliant for cutting through heavy energies, used for healing preparations, bringing calm and balance, calling on Great Spirit, opening the senses.
HOW TO BURN INCENSE:
Place a self-igniting charcoal disc on a fire-proof surface, well away from flammable objects. The charcoal disks can be ignited simply by holding a match or lighter to the rim. Be aware that these discs may occasionally spit and sparkle profusely upon ignition. Allow plenty of air to flow around the charcoal to ensure that it burns evenly. Some people prefer to open the window while the charcoal is igniting as it gives off quite a bit of smoke. Once the charcoal disc has finished sparkling it will start to glow, usually first on one side, then slowly spreading over the whole disc. When the entire disc is glowing red hot it is ready to use and you can place a little pinch of incense on top. As the disk glows through, the fire will concentrate in its centre. You may occasionally want to scrape off the ashes to expose the glowing centre and add fresh incense as desired.
CARE FOR YOUR INCENSE:
Incense keeps well and often improves with age if kept in a cool and dark place. Charcoal, on the other hand, does not, as it has a tendency to absorb moisture from the air. Once the packet has been opened, keep it in an airtight container to preserve its self-igniting properties.
Keep incense and charcoal out of pet’s and children’s reach. Charcoal discs are highly flammable. PLEASE BE CAREFUL when igniting your charcoal disc. Once the disc has been lit do not touch it, as it will cause a burn. Make sure your incense dish is fire proof and does not conduct heat to the surface on which it stands. Glass (even glass ashtrays) will break. Do not dispose of the remaining ashes in a waste paper bin or plastic garbage bin as it may cause a fire. Do not hold the disc in your hand while lighting or burning.
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