What Is Nag Champa?

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Nag Champa is an uncommon name for a very common scent. Brought over from the Eastern world, this scent is a commonly used fragrance with deep roots in Indian spirituality.

Significance

  • One of the most popular incense fragrances, Nag Champa is a popular Indian scent that is also often used in lotion, perfume, oils and candles.

History

  • Nag Champa is part of the Champia famly, as it is derived from the Champa flower--a member of the Magnolia family. According to pureincense.com, "the distinctive perfume oil originally manufactured in the Hindu and Buddhist monasteries of India and Nepal."

Identification

  • You may have smelled Nag Champa many times and never knew what it was called; however, you can always pinpoint the scent by it's musky, earthy tones. A blend of champa flowers, oil (pure Mysore Sandalwood Oil), spices, resins, Nag Champa is among the most popular incense fragrances.

Function

  • While many people burn incense just for a refreshing scent, Nag Champa is often used in yoga and meditation due to its heavy, earthy scent and Indian origin. Incense in general is used for Aromatherapy as well. Due to its popularity it can be purchased at health food stores, online yoga outlets and flea markets.

Fun Fact

  • In India, Nag Champa is a much loved scent and is often used for meditation, prayer and ceremonies, and to remember loved ones who have passed away.

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