I love doing various forms of fire magick. However, as I was burning incense, I noticed some differences between the Walmart brand and the local brand from a small shop around my way.
The Walmart brand smelled nice in the pack but smelled like burning... stuff. I don't know how to describe it. When it burned, it burned my eyes. I... I don't think that that's supposed to happen. And sometimes, they don't burn down all the way. It's... weird. Also, they burned for about a half hour. But they deposited a LOT of dark soot and ash.
The local brand seemed a little better. The ash deposited a whitish color. The fragrance was also better. Now the amounts were uneven but I figured that's how homemade things look. They burned for about forty-five minutes. They didn't leave a grainy mist in the air.
Can someone tell me the BEST way to determine a better incense? I know the answer seems self-explanatory here, but before I buy and burn, how can I determine the better incense?