Used to burn incense, which has a variety of purposes.
Incense is yet another staple as far as supplies for the modern and historic witch (and amazingly enough the Catholics too). Incense has many uses from purification by smudging, to offerings to deity, to enticing deities, elementals or spirits, to making use of the magickal properties that the incense used imparts. Symbolic of the element air, incense can be composed of various things including loose or crushed herbs, resins, or powdered substances. Commercially incense can be found in almost any grocery or mainstream general store in the form of cones or sticks.