Excelsior Charcoal Tablets

£1.75 - £10.32
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These charcoal tablets or briquettes come in a pack of 10 sealed in a foil wrapper, each tablet is approximately 33mm in diameter. You can buy these as a single tube, or a box of 8 tubes. The charcoal is coated with a special material which means that it can be lit with a lighter or possibly a match. The coating sparks across the charcoal surface and then should be left for a few minutes until it has started to heat through. These excelsior tablets are fast lighting, smoke-free, odorless, tasteless and long burning and means they shouldn't interfere with the scent of the incense. 

The charcoal does get very hot and can glow red so great care should be taken. The disc should be placed inside a heat resistant container with earth inside (if required) to shield the strong heat. Once alight the resin can be spooned gently onto the charcoal and the resin becomes an incense and the delightful aromas are released. You can then add more resin as required.

Ingredients: The charcoal used is sourced from fruit trees, mainly the apple tree. This has been found to make the finest quality of charcoal.

Environmental Information: This charcoal is made from the timber cut from fruit trees, and as such this ensures that no tree is cut down. All timber used in production are discarded cuttings collected from selected sustainable apple orchards. This process guarantees the sustainable supply of timber without any loss of forest area.

We are aware that such charcoal tablets as these have previously been the target of counterfeit products, but we would like to ensure that these are genuine.

Safety note: Never leave unattended. Do not place container on a flammable surface.


UK Royal Mail Tracked 48 – Flat charge £3.50, or free on orders over £40
Order by 3pm Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays) for same day dispatch. Delivery after dispatch is 2-3 working days.


UK Royal Mail Tracked 24 – Flat charge £4.70, or £1.70 on orders over £40
Order by 3pm Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays) for same day dispatch. Delivery after dispatch is 1-2 working days.


UK Special Delivery Royal Mail by 1pm next working day – from £9.80
Order by 3pm Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays) for same day dispatch. No delivery at weekends or bank holidays, orders dispatched on Friday will be delivered on Monday. A signature is required. The exact price is based upon the weight of items in the basket.


Choose between Royal Mail post (cheaper and slower) or DHL (more expensive and faster).

• Royal Mail to Europe 3-6 working days after dispatch - from £4.20 (2 kg max.)
• DHL to Europe from 1-2 days after dispatch - from £19.96.
• Royal Mail to Outside Europe 6-10 working days after dispatch - from £6.48 (2 kg max.)
• DHL to Outside Europe from 1-2 days after dispatch - from £25.00.
Order by 3pm for Royal Mail and 12 midday (Monday – Friday) for DHL, for dispatch on that
day (Excludes public holidays). Exact price and transit time based on combination of
destination and weight of parcel.


We accept returns of unopened / unused products within 60 days, please refer to our FAQ page for more information on this.

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  • 5
    First Time Using

    Posted by Michael Hiles on 4th Sep 2019

    I have never used charcoal blocks for incense burning before, but on watching the Holisticshop video on its use, I was happily trying it for the first time. When you light it there is a slight sparking effect which I believe, is the coating allowing faster-ignition. The sparking quickly stops and I thought that it had gone out. However, the increasing heat from it made it clear it was burning nicely. I waited about 7 minutes for it to really get going then placed some frankincense resin on it. Awesome is how I would describe it. These blocks are great for your resin burning.

  • 5
    Charcoal is excellent

    Posted by The Black Fox, Herefordshire on 17th Nov 2016

    Excellent charcoal tablets and wonderful company. All incense burning items are excellent from this company; burners, incense, tongs too.

  • 5
    Excellent value

    Posted by Michelle, Dursley on 29th Sep 2015

    The big box is excellent value and these light very easy and burn well.

  • 5
    The real deal

    Posted by Sara, London on 14th Mar 2015

    There's a lot of fake charcoals in the market, and I like purchasing from here because I trust that what I'm purchasing is the real deal, and environmentally friendly.

  • 5

    Posted by Theresa, Wiltshire on 13th Nov 2012

    Perfect for lighting and popping into your pot and burning your resin on top.

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