How to Burn Bakhoor

Bakhoor is woodchips that have been soaked in perfumed oil which releases an exotic fragrance in your home upon being burned.

To burn bakhoor, you will need:

  1. bakhoor
  2. mabkhara (bakhoor burner)
  3. charcoal discs

Steps to burn bakhoor:

  1. Take a charcoal disc and place it in the mabkhara
  2. Using a matchstick or stove lighter, apply flame to the disc for a short while
  3. Upon removing the flame you will see sparks traversing the coal disc
  4. After a while, the disc will form some gray soot like ash over the top indicating it is hot and ready
  5. Now you can place a piece of bakhoor on top of the disc with tongs and experience your exotic bakhoor fragrance
  6. Use a little for lighter fragrance and less smoke
  7. When you are done with burning bakhoor, cover the mabkhara 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 this special kind of 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.