A Incense burner, perfume burner or pastille burner is a vessel made for burning 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 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 incenss 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 incens from drafts. Some holders are designed to support coil incens, while others have grates for lighting charcoal and resin incense.