NAG CHAMPA INCENSE
Nag Champa (my favorite incense) has a sweet, slightly
woodsy smell that many people describe as charming, calming, warming, and
moist. For some, the smell is reminiscent of jasmine, magnolia flowers, and the
forest. The most famous component of Nag Champa is the champa flower, from the
Magnolia champaca tree. Prized in India for its bright yellow color and
delicate fragrance, the tree is often planted near ashrams. Indian women have
been known to tuck a champa blossom behind their ear, letting the scent escape
as their body heat warms the petals.
In the West, Nag Champa incense is frequently burned during meditation, and other forms of spiritual practices such as yoga, dance and creating art.
The scent is neither masculine or feminine, and so can be a great addition to the home or office.