Charcoal disks are used with incense and gum resin, they should always be used with a heat resistant dish and every care should be taken when handling them. These charcoal disks are made from hookah charcoal which is a smokeless, odorless, fast lighting product. And was originally designed for religious incense burning.
Safety Notice: PLEASE FOLLOW THE LIGHTING PROCEDURE. Also please note – Whilst the charcoal is self-igniting when direct heat is applied, it needs the heat to be applied for approximately 30 seconds to allow it to generate enough heat for the igniting process to actually work. Care should always be taken by using heat resistance bowls and gloves as and where appropriate. BE AWARE – that these discs may sparkle profusely upon ignition.
Light an individual charcoal disk using a tea light and place this in a heatproof dish. Next, allow the disk to turn grey/white before placing the required amounts of incense on the disk. It is suitable for use with any gum/resin incense. Allow the charcoal and incense to burn out and completely cool down before disposing of safely.
PRECAUTIONS: Be aware that these discs may sparkle profusely upon ignition. Allow sufficient air to flow around the charcoal to ensure burning. You may wish to open the window whilst it is igniting as it does give off smoke at this point. Once the charcoal disc has finished sparkling it will start to glow, slowly spreading over the whole disc. When the entire disc is glowing red hot it is ready for adding the incense. Keep incense and charcoal out of the reach of children. Exercise due caution when igniting your charcoal disc and also when discarding the used ashes.
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Each charcoal disk roll contains 10 disks. The approximate diameter of each disk is 3cm.