Three Kings Charcoal
Three Kings Charcoal is without a doubt the finest charcoal on the Market. Use these easy to light charcoal rounds to burn all your Conjure Work brand incenses.
I have never had a round of Three Kings that went out early or failed to light. I don’t even bother to carry any other brands of charcoal, because there’s just no beating Three Kings!
How To Use Three Kings Charcoal
Place one on a bed of white sand inside your censer, thurible or brazier and use a long, fireplace style lighter to set it alight. It’s best to do this outside and let the initial smoke clear for about 30-60 seconds and then bring it inside.
Once the initial smoke clears, you have eliminated the problem of having any additional, unpleasant odors in the room. During that first couple of minutes is when there’s a slight smell and that’s because the potassium nitrate in the rounds is burning off. Potassium nitrate is also known as saltpeter or Vesta Powder (after the Goddess Vesta, Keeper of the Home Hearth fires and that’s the stuff that makes them light easily.
That first 1-3 minutes is also when the worst stuff in the charcoal gets burned off, the stuff you really don’t want burning in the room with you. Speaking of which, you should try to keep a well ventilated area whenever you’re burning charcoal. Most rooms with heating and air conditioning vents are fine, if the system is running. If not, have a fan in the doorway, aimed out of the room and away from other people and pets.
Note: in some magickal systems, such as Solomonic, the grimoire may require you to light the charcoal from a candle. This is because you say the invocation to consecrate the candle and then light the charcoal with that consecrated flame. In this case, it’s up to the individual practitioner, how you decide to do it. Some may light the charcoal right there and others may still decide to take it outside for a moment. Now that you are aware of both methods, you can decide for yourself.
It’s a great idea to have a pair of metal tongs handy, so you don’t have to handle the coal directly.
These are the small, 33 mm rounds. The coals burn for a long time, usually 45 minutes, sometimes up to an hour. However, the burn time will vary with each, individual round. Some may burn for only about thirty minutes. It depends on various factors, one of which is the air flow in the room.
Please always have a fire extinguisher handy, any time your working with charcoal, incense or candles.
For external use only. Do not ingest.