Nag Champa

  • Nag Champa is famous as an incense brand, but it is actually just the name of a rather exotic and distinctive perfume oil originally manufactured in the Hindu and Buddhist monasteries of India and Nepal. It's a unique floral fragrance with musky overtones...

  • It is traditionally made from a sandalwood base, to which are added a variety of flower oils - including that from the flower of the Champac tree.

  • Each monastery has its own secret formula which is revealed to no-one outside the order! The sacred tree belongs to the magnolia family and grows to about 30 metres in height. Its flower is yellow and star shaped, and as well as being the source of the perfume, also gives a yellow dye. Frequently planted in temple grounds, the wood is used for making sacred images, drums etc.

  • Click here to see our full range of Nag Champa and Satya items... incense sticks, fragrance oil, massage & bath oil, soaps, room fragrance sprays etc...

  • The original blue pack, manufactured by Shrinivas Sugandhalaya in Bangalore, was made famous by the patronage of Satya Sai Baba... and was the hippies' favourite in the '60's!

  • Satya Sai Baba? In Sanskrit, "Satya" means Truth, the word "Sa" means Divine, "ai" or "ayi" means Mother, and "Baba" means Father... so the name indicates the Divine Mother and Father, leading you towards victory in the struggle for self-realization.

  • Agarbatti? Often just referred to as batti, this means incense rolled (or sometimes dipped) on a wooden or bamboo stick, to give the typical "joss stick" that everyone knows. It's counterpart without the stick is known as:
  • Dhoop... (As in Chandan Dhoop, the well-known sandalwood incense logs.) Incense cones are all, by definition, dhoop... as are my Tibetan healing incense sticks.