A Incense burner, perfume burner or pastille burner is a vessel made for burning incense or perfume in some solid form. They vary greatly in size, form, and material of construction, and have been in use since ancient times throughout the world. If you have a solid incense stick, do not use a wooden holder. Solid incense sticks burn all the way down, so using anything made from a flammable material as a censer is dangerous. Instead, consider filling a bowl or cup with grain, rice, salt, or sand, and sticking the incense stick inside. If you only burn , you can choose a holder that supports the stick straight or at an angle for a simple and classic look, or opt for a coffin-style holder to shield the incense from drafts. Some holders are designed to support coil incense, while others have grates for lighting charcoal and resin incense.