What is Nag Champa Incense?Many of us who appreciate natural fragrances and aromatherapy have heard about nag champa Incense after it was subtly, or maybe not exactly subtly, introduced to the West from India and Nepal by the hippies of the 1960s. Considered one of the most popular incense scents, the various blends of nag champa almost always have a base component of the alluring and sacred sandalwood. Next comes the tree-born champa flower and its fresh, sweet and delicate plumeria scent. This yellow flower was originally used as a hair and body perfume, and as the main ingredient in fragrant oils made in India and Nepal, much like the nag champa oils still made today.
What does Nag Champa Incense made of?
Resins, gums, essential oils from various flowers, and different blends of natural scents such as lavender, vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, black pepper and sometimes even strawberry, are blended into the mixture of Nag Champa Incense that is not only made into incense but also oils, candles, soaps and lotions. This highly popular scent includes halmaddi, a soft tree resin, or others such as pine or cedar, that help give the incense a slow and pleasurable burn.
These highly secretive mixtures were traditionally blended and used in monasteries to facilitate meditation. Most of us in the West, however, are more likely to have first enjoyed the scent of nag champa while visiting a yoga studio or maybe even an ashram. This scent that pleasantly lingers in the air is known for creating a positive state of mind and calm feelings. There are many who burn it purely for the enjoyment of its fragrance, which varies in degrees of sweetness, heaviness, and earthiness. Like pure sandalwood, nag champa is a sacred incense that purifies any environment, energetically transforming your space into a meditation room, naturally clearing out any negative energy and filling it with positive vibrations. ************* Prabhuji’s Gifts features nag champa Incense in two of its Devotion Stick Incense fragrances from its Devotion Line. You will want to disappear into the present moment when you burn Vrinda Devi, pure nag champa incense and named after the Goddess of pure love, natural beauty and liberation. Our Nag Champa Supreme blend is called Mayapur, named after a holy place on the banks of the India’s Ganges River where Saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu experienced ecstatic love. Read more about this sacred place here.