|Athonite Charcoal Powder|
BACK IN STOCK!!! A unique alternative to traditional charcoal is this Athonite-style charcoal powder made from grapevine cuttings at an Orthodox monastery. The charcoal powder has the following advantages over traditional charcoal tablets
- Does not produce smoke or sparks
- Does not make noise upon lighting
- Much cheaper than tablets
- Use only as much as you need
Comes in a resealable container, and has enough powder to burn incense approximately 100+ times.
Open container slowly & carefully to avoid spilling. Do not throw away old ashes. Scoop out ashes from the center of the censer to form a small cavity. Place a heaping teaspoon of charcoal powder in the cavity and light it with a grill lighter or a thin candle for 5-10 sec. If you are careful, you can gently blow over the charcoal. Wait a few minutes until all powder starts glowing. Place a couple of pieces of incense on top.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Patience is needed to use charcoal powder, as it is not fast lighting like traditional briquettes. If you want to burn incense quickly, powder is not the way to go. Also, as with any charcoal, exposure to ANY amount moisture will create problems for lighting.