Be sure to use an incense burner or any fire-proof dish, such as an ashtray, pottery, metal dish, etc. You can also line a small tray or dish with foil; and fill it about 1” deep of salt, sand, or rice ash to insulate it and keep it from getting too hot.
Use about a tablespoon of the powdered incense at a time, and place in the center of your dish. Take your fingers and tightly pinch and pack it into a triangle or cone shape. Next, you just take a match or lighter and apply fire to the top and sides of the mound of incense you’ve shaped. Do not blow it, just wait, and the flame will slowly fade out and smolder. It will continue to give off a fragrant smoke until it has burned completely to the bottom of the triangle or cone. Repeat as desired.
Note: A spiritual way to use the incense when performing a prayer or ritual, is to write a petition appropriate to the type of incense you’re using (cross it with your name or targets name) on parchment paper or a piece of brown paper bag (about 3” x 3”), add a tablespoon of incense into the center of the paper and roll toward you to draw things, roll away from you to repel things. Place into your incense burner, and light the tip on fire. When I want to burn candles with a lot of energy, I dress with spiritual oil and roll the candle into the powdered incense. Wonderful way to enhance your magick!
Please be sure to burn safely and do not leave unattended.