The incense cones were created as disinfectants or medicine by pharmacists all over Germany. They have an air-purifying, disinfecting and odor-improving effect.
With the great demand in the Erzgebirge in the course of the development of smokers in the middle of the 19th century, incense candles were also produced in larger quantities and with different recipes in drugstores and in homework.
The incense cones dough was given to families in large quantities by the manufacturer. Afterwards, those families shaped the dough into its cone form.
Most of the time the whole family got involved, because it brought additional money into the household budget.