Step 1) Hold a lighted match to the coated end of a stick until it glows: blow out flame.
Step 2) Place sticks in an incense holder, a flowerpot, or a glass filled with salt, sand, or earth.
Step 3) Make sure that the ashes fall on a fireproof surface, and keep burning stick away from flammable articles such as papers, drapes, etc.
Step 4) Do not allow sticks to touch any varnished, painted, plastic, etc. surfaces.
There you go! Using incense in 4 easy steps.