Often shoppers mistakenly take "Nag Champa" to be a generic label for a familiar brand of Incense and is still used by many people BUT "Nag Champa" is a flower NOT a brand of Incense.
~*~ Good Quality Incense is best recognised by its Natural Colour, Strong Distinctive Scent and the lack of "Chemical based Black Smoke" which is evident when the Incense is burned.
~*~ Many Indian Incense companies manufacture a type of 'Nag Champa' B U T not All these Incense products are made using "Natural Or Pure" Ingredients instead they OFTEN Contain TOXIC INGREDIENTS and CHEMICALS, these items have been added to many different Incense products in order to Save Money during production.
~*~ Many people think of this scent when they think of one Incense, since the odour is so Distinctive and Unique, making it is still popular among many people in the UK today. It is often associated with the Hippie Culture Community, since many people travelled to India in the 1960s, where they found this 'Cheap Incense with its Earthy Smell'.
~*~ Unfortunately ~ people are not aware what Ingredients are used to replace the "Natural & Pure " woods, resins, flowers and other components traditionally expect to find in Incense sticks, cones or Dhoop. It has been known by the Incense and Perfume Industries for many years that some Notoriously Un-Ethical Incense Manufacturers that ADD products which should NEVER be burnt as an aid to Meditation, as part of a Prayer Ritual (Pooja) OR EVEN just as a scent to make a home smell nice.
~*~ There are numerous documented Court Cases, on the internet, of Manufacturers Products which have tested "Positive for Toxic Chemicals", these items include"Embalming Fluid" as a binding agent and "Salt-Peiter" which is used in Gunpowder and Cigarettes but in Incense, it can help the product burn stronger such ingredients are known to give people Severe Headaches, Chest Problems and Sore Throats.
~*~ Some of these additives are used because they are Cheap and Easy to Disguise ~ They are used as "Fillers" which are used to "Bulk Up" and "Substitute" for Natural, Pure & Traditional components such as Flowers, Herbs, Essential Oils, Woods and Resins.