Bamboo Charcoal (without potassium nitrate)

Bamboo Charcoal (without potassium nitrate)

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Please note: These charcoal discs are different to other charcoal discs commonly available in the market, please read the description before making the purchase. Our charcoals takes a bit long to catch light because they do not contain chemical burning agent. 

Our 100% premium bamboo charcoal discs are one of the best in the market. Guaranteed free from toxic ingredients. They do not burn as hot as the type with toxic additives so your incense product will release its aroma without scorching the natural oils.

If a charcoal is easy to light then it will contain a lighting agent (saltpetre). This beautiful bamboo charcoal will take 1 minute to light over a flame. After one minute or so you can take of the charcoal from the flame and place it on your burner. In few minutes a grayish ash will start forming on the surface of the charcoal, this is a time when you will need to place your incense on top of it.

Each roll contains 10 charcoal tablets.

Please note: We do not sell charcoal roll alone, you must have other items in your cart from our store in order to buy charcoal roll. Any order containing only charcoal roll will be cancelled (unless you have more than 5 rolls in the order) and customer will be refunded the money.


You need a burner or a heat-proof dish to use charcoal. Special burners are available which are constructed so that the smoldering charcoal is held up off the surface on which the holder is placed. You can also use a heatproof bowl with gravel or pebbles but special care should be taken as the charcoal can heat the bowl making it unsafe to touch.

  • Light the charcoal by holding it over a flame using a pair of tongs or pliers, then place it in the burner. Charcoal will take 2 mins to catch the fire on the flame.
  • When there is a grayish ash on the surface of the disc place resin, herbs and incense powder or incense cones on it.
  • If using resin place small pieces on top. Large pieces may carbonize before the essential oil has been fully released, resulting in a bitter smell. Once a piece of resin has fully burnt, knock it off with your tongs and replace it with a fresh piece. Each disc should burn for at least 30 minutes and can often be made to burn longer by knocking off the coating of ash as it builds up.
  • Never hold the charcoal in your fingers. Do not check if it is extinguished by touching it. You can ensure the charcoal is extinguished by pouring some water on it.

Detail instructions on burning incense is available at this link: Incense burning detail instructions

Safety information: 
  • Never leave burning charcoal unattended. Keep vessel on a fireproof surface during the incense burning ritual. Keep your burner out of the reach from children at all times.
  • Charcoal burns slowly, so it's easy to forget that it's still a live flame that must be treated with care and respect. 
  • It's necessary to always be alert to wherever your charcoal and incense is and what it might come in contact with.
  • Always make sure that no a part of burning incense or charcoal comes in contact with wood or different flammable materials.
  • Incense burners themselves also can get very hot, so be careful not to place them on wooden surfaces or to touch metal burners once you have been burning incense in them.
  • Never leave burning incense or charcoal unattended. like candles, do not leave the house while incense or charcoal remains burning.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Paula Westh (Box Hill South, AU)

Very hard to light hence a lot of mess

Kaye (Christchurch, NZ)
Clean Charcoal Discs

I was very happy to find a supply of potassium nitrate Free charcoal discs. They light well; I use a candle; and burn cleanly.

Olivia (Sydney, AU)
So hard to lit

It’s hard to lit and it won’t lit. I don’t recommend this product.

Nahid Ara (Sydney, AU)
Very hard to lit the charcoal

I’ve seen on YouTube it should be easy to lit up the tablet but it’s very hard. It takes more than 15 mins to get it to be partly red

Craig J Devlin (Brisbane, AU)
Very happy with this product.

I am impressed with this incense charcoal. It burns evenly and is perfect for the fragrant resins I have been using.

Mahmood Niazi (Brisbane, AU)


Joanna Kagioglou (Glenroy, AU)
Just a little hard to light

It takes a bit of time to start it up but it works fine once you get it to light up. I use the tongs and hold it over the gas flame to get it started, matches or a lighter won't work.

Trudie Simpson (Orange, AU)

Natural charcoal no odor great quality!

Michelle-Louise (Broadbeach, AU)
Bamboo Charcoal

Have yet to use with my Arabic style burner.. I'm sure to be pleased! .. thanks to Oud Collection ♡