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How To Burn Bakhoor/Dhukhoon

How To Use Bakhoor / Dukhoon?

As mentioned before, burning bakhoor and dukhoon allows you to enjoy its potent ethereal scent and let it spread all over your house or workplace. This is how traditional users like their bakhoor and dukhoon, and for good reason, as it allows the aromatic particles to release into the air inside your house.

Whether you want to fill your room or imbue your clothes with this beautiful fragrance, you need to take follow certain instructions to enjoy it safely and efficiently.

Let’s take a look at the most common ways you can burn bakhoor or dukhoon at home.

To burn bakhoor / dukhoon, you will need the following items, that are also available with us-

  1. Bakhoor or Dukhoon
  2. Mabkhara / Incense Burner (Charcoal, Electric, USB)
  3. Charcoal discs

How To burn Bakhoor

1- The Traditional Way- Charcoal Burner

Traditionally, people have been enjoying the fragrance of bakhoor by burning it on coal. Following are some essential steps that you might want to follow:

How To burn Bakhoor


  • Apply flame (matchstick or lighter) to the disc until you see sparks traversing the coal.
  • If it doesn’t light up, keep on igniting the coal until it gives a glowing red colour and is fully covered in grey soot. You can also blow on it from a distance to see if it turns red.
  • Place charcoal disc in the mabkhara (Incense burner)
    with the help of a pair of tongs.
  • Place some bakhoor or dukhoon pellets/chips over the charcoal. Keep on adding small amounts of it until the aroma intensifies around the burner.
  • Finally, the heat released from coal tabs will allow the rich aroma of bakhoor to spread in the entire room within a few minutes.
  • When you are done with burning bakhoor, cover the mabkhara (incense burner) with a ceramic dish to extinguish the coal disc and only dispose of the coal when you are sure that it is completely cold.
  • The coal itself does not release smoke which is why you should use good charcoal for burning bakhoor.  The bakhoor releases rich fragrant smoke which is used to scent your house.
  • Please be sure to keep the mabkhara with hot coal away and out of the reach of pets and children. Always be present to supervise.

2- With An Electric Bakhoor Burner

For first-time users, before you use Bakhoor burners, using an electric bakhoor burner is a convenient method of enjoying the Arabian scent.


  • After switching the burner on, sprinkle a pellet or chips on the top plate.
  • After about 15 to 20 minutes you can unplug the device and indulge in the exotic fragrance in your room.
  • Place the electric incense burner over a fireproof surface and plug it in a wall socket to turn the power on.
  • Wait for the hot plate to heat up
  • To avoid ending up with a mess of melted bakhoor pieces, we recommend covering the top plate with a foil. Or use a metal cup to keep the hot place clean.
  • Place the bakhoor / dukhoon on the hot plate/metal cup.
  • Enjoy the fragrance of bakhoor as it wafts from the incense burner.
  • To finish the bakhoor burning, simply switch off the incense burner.
  • Wait for the burner to cool down
  • Lift out the metal cup or foil, and dispose of the used bakhoor.
  • If you are not using a metal cup, then carry the burner to the trash to empty it.

3- With A Usb Bakhoor Burner


  • Fully charge the USB Burner for at least 2 hours before use.
  • Open the outlet in front / top depending on the model.
  • Place bakhoor / Dukhoon pellets or chips inside.
  • Close the outlet.
  • Press 2 seconds to hold the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.
  • Touch button to open or change light colour (depending on model)
  • Wait a few seconds for the aromatic smoke to start spreading.

4.  Electric Regulator Incense Burner

If you need temperature and time control for your incense burner, this is the perfect burner for you.


  1. Plug in your regulator incense burner.
  2. Switch the burner on
  3. Turn the knob left or right on the regulator control to set the incense burner to your desired temperature.
  4. Once the plate is hot, add your metal cup (optional – this keeps the hot plate clean).
  5. Place/crumble the bakhoor onto the hot plate/metal cup.
  6. You can also set the timer to automatic shut-off in 1hr intervals for up to 5 hours.
  7. Now sit back and enjoy the fragrant plumes of scented smoke.
  8. Once you are done burning bakhoor, turn the burner off and wait for the it to cool down.
  9. Lift out the metal cup and dispose of the burned bakhoor.
  10. If you are not using the metal cup, just empty the contents of the incense burner in the trash.

Here Are Some Videos Explaining The 3 Processes Of Enjoying Bakhoor / Dukhoon:

General Tips To Remember While Burning Bakhoor

To avoid any potential dangers and health hazards, there are various safety measures that you need to take before burning bakhoor. Here are some key points to consider:

You need to ensure that the area around you is well ventilated and that there are no loose papers, curtains, or other flammable materials around.

Before burning bakhoor, ensure that the room has proper ventilation and there are no loose objects in the room such as newspapers and tissue papers lying around.

Use small amounts of pellets or chips at a time, as they are made from concentrated natural ingredients that release into the air slowly.

Avoid buying cheap artificial bakhoor and dukhoon, as they may not be very healthy. We recommend using our natural bakhoor and dukhoon products that have all-natural ingredients.

Always use bakhoor in a porcelain pottery burner that has fire-resistance features.

Finally, never resort to buying cheap charcoal tabs, as that can also affect the time it takes to burn bakhoor initially. High-quality charcoal tabs have a long lifespan after being lit. 30 minutes of burning is enough for the fragrance to last for 2 to 3 hours.

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