Burning Sage Safely 1. Burn only in fire proof container. 2. Do not burn in glass or porcelain container. 3. If using metal be sure not a heat conducting handle. 4. After use sage burning container may still burn surfaces. 5. Extinguish sage sticks in large container of sand. 6. Caution: care needs to be taken that ash from the burning sage stick is contained and not allowed to smolder.