Made from Eastern Red Cedar trees which are sacred to many Native American tribes. This incense is useful for offerings, blessings, and purification.* Made with no additives and no fillers, this is a pure 2oz bag of Eastern Red Cedar.
Use: Pour a small pile onto a flame proof surface such as a stone, seashell or plate. Using fingers, pinch the top of the pile to form a cone. Light with a grill or cigarette lighter (matches will burn you) for 10-15 seconds until flame catches and a coal is formed. The Incense will burn until the pile is flat or 5-15 minutes depending on the size of the pile.
A single 2oz bag will burn for AT LEAST two hours.
Troubleshooting: If the Cedar will not light then it is always one of three problems: Moisture, Cone, or Lighting Method.
- If there is too much moisture in the powder it will not catch and hold a coal. To dry, pour your Eastern Red Cedar Incense into a small paper bag and allow to dry in a sunny window sill for the day. When finished, return to a dry, airtight container.
- If you do not form a pointed cone using your finger tips, the Eastern Red Cedar Incense will not burn properly or for a long enough period of time. Simply pouring into into a pile (as pictured in the product image) is not good enough and will not catch and hold flame.
3. Lighting Method
- The best way to light Eastern Red Cedar Incense is by using a common grill lighter, this will protect for finger tips and create the hottest flame.
- The next best method is to use a cigarette lighter such as a Bic.
- While it is possible on occasion to light the Eastern Red Cedar Incense with a match, it is quite difficult and the risk of burning yourself is quite high.