Did You Know . . . ? Nag Champa Incense is made from an Indian flower . . .

Did You Know . . . ?

~*~ Nag Champa is an Indian scent that is famously used in Incense, although it also appears in Soaps, Lotions, Perfumed Oils, and Candles, among other things.

~*~ This incense is part of a family of Indian scents known as "Champa", there are three dominant  flowers used in the production of "Nag Champa Incense" .

                          ~*~  Magnolia Champaca,  Plumeria and  Frangipani  are all members of the "Champa" Family.              

~*~  This trees are often planted near Ashrams because of its relaxing scent, which is so fragrant that its aroma can be detected from some distance away.                          

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 ~*~ In India, the most famous component is the Champa flower  from the "Magnolia Champaca Tree"  which is prized in India for its bright yellow colour and delicate fragrance.                                                                                                             ~*~ Natural & Pure Nag Champa Incense has a Sweet, Slightly Woodsy Smell that many people describe as Calming, whereas for some, the smell is reminiscent of Jasmine or Magnolia flowers, the Forest, or even Tea with its Very Heavy, Earthy Aroma. It also has lighter notes from the addition of Sandalwood. 

~*~ Worshipers typically leave offerings of Food, Crafts, and Champa Flowers  when they pray to further cultivate the goodwill of the Gods.

                                             ~*~  Just like the scent of the 'Famous Blue Box' ~ but without the chemicals !

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~*~ The "Champa flower,"  better known to Westerners as 'Plumeria',  is one of many "Champa flowers"  used in Incense that is generally associated with 'hippie culture' of the 60's and 70's, making it such a well-known Incense  that is very readily available.

~*~ This Incense is used in many temples where it is burned as offerings in front of Statues of Deities, it also tends to create a very distinctive atmosphere in temples and it is also burned on home altars.

~*~ Some Indian women often tuck a "Champa" blossom behind their ear, letting the scent escape as their body heat warms the petals.  

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~*~  Frangipani, is another member of the Champa Family, that creates a Unique Perfume and this delicate flower represents the symbol of Grace, Wealth, and Perfection  across Asia.

 ~*~ The "Natural Recipe" of this Incense, traditionally, includes Resin extracted from the Ailanthus tree which is a native tree across Asia normally grown along with Sandalwood.

~*~ Nag Champa Incense  isn't the only product to contain "Champa flowers " Scent, there are some Sophisticated Western fragrances, such as  'Jean Patou's -Joy' , contain "Champa flowers"  as a major ingredient, harnessing its Rich, Sweet, Heavy Scent.

There are alternatives to Chemical based Products, and at Scented and more we are proud to offer 3 such lines from different Manufactures. These Incense use only Natural & Pure ingredients. There is no need for the black smoke, which is produced by cheap, nasty & harmful lines when the alternatives are BETTER QUALITY, HEALTH PROMOTING & AFFORDABLE - check out our shop for more information.

 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.