Thursday, August 11, 2005

Nandi Divine Flora

New Nandi Divine Flora! Once again by popular request from our customers we have purchased a new scent. "Nandi Brand" trademark aromas are world famous for their rich, penetrating scents. Clear floral blends with added spices, woods, resins and perfume oils. Due to this new purchase, we have also purchased a substantial inventory allowing us to reduce our single price as well as to offer 6 packs and 12 packs at a reduced price to you. If you have not tried these any of these 10 lovely fragrances now is the time! If you already love this incense, now you can stock up and save even more on your favorite fragrances.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Oils from India and Suggested Uses

Oils from India” are the best essence oils available. They are different from other perfumers because they do not use a base and then add fragrance – they use the finest blends of oils they can fine.

Their oils consist of a wide variety of “Attars” from true essential oils to man-made compounds. Essential oil refers to a specific process of extracting oil from a plant. Compounds are a blend of natural ingredients and nature identicals. Attar simply means perfume. Attars are made to capture the true essence of a flower, herb, tree, shrub, resin or leaf of a living botanical substance. Their ability to combine and blend from all of these sources allows them to create a wide variety of fragrances.

Their way of blending essence oils is the best way! Essential oils can be irritating to the skin, subject to climate and habitat, and cost prohibitive. There can be variations in color, texture, and fragrance. The use of Attars usually controls this aspect of perfumery. The advantage of using Attars is that they mix with each person’s chemistry, creating a unique fragrance for each person who wears it. There goal is combine the best of both worlds.

Uses for Oils from India:

1. May be applied to the skin as a perfume
2. May be burned on a charcoal tablet – After your charcoal is hot, just and a drop or two
3. May be used as a car air freshener – Place several drops on a clean cloth an put it under your seat or glove box – The natural heat from your car will release the scent – Use sparingly – Can stain carpet
4. May be used in an aroma ring – We recommend adding a little water as the oil gets hot to avoid scorching
5. May be used in an oil diffuser – Follow all diffuser specifications

Cautions: Please use with care – Stop use at any sign of skin irritations – Keep out of reach of children – For topical use only – Avoid sensitive areas

Oils from India and Incense from India are chosen to compliment or smell like each other. If you like the oil – try the incense.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Nag Champa Flower

One of the best selling incense fragrances in the world is Nag Champa. This incense comes from a delicate flower that possesses a rich aroma and is prized by the people of India. The people of India hold the tree in such high esteem that it is often planted near temples and ashrams where its color, form and fragrance can be enjoyed by people coming into these refined environments. Women in south India especially like to place the closed buds in their lustrous black hair allowing the flowers to open during the day and releasing their fragrance. In the next feed below, we will discuss the different types of Nag Champas we carry.

Nag Champa Incense

Satya Sai Baba is the most popular and well known Nag Champa (the blue box). Satya Nag Champa is often the first “quality incense” that many people are exposed to as compared to burning cheap dipped wood punk incense sticks. Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa is made by Shrinivas Sugandhalaya. If you love this Nag and are looking for something similar but still very different, try their our products such as Superhit, Geet Govind, Nectar and many others. These incenses will usually lead to burning many new varieties of quality Indian incense.

There are still many other varieties of Nag Champa that people have come to know and even like better then Satya Sai Baba.

Shanthimalai “Red” Nag Champa is our 2nd most popular Nag. It has a deeper and richer note then Sai Baba and comes in sizes from 15g to 500g. It also supports local women villagers through the Shanthimalai Trust fund.

Goloka Nag Champa (the Golden Nag) is a bit lighter and more earthy then Sai Baba. If your looking for something lighter, this may be just what you are looking for. We carry this in 16g and 100g boxes.

Madhuban Nag Champa Flora (dark blue box) is a Nag with a hint of jasmine. This is again slightly lighter then Sai Baba but with the hint of Jasmine it makes for a very nice blend. We have this in 16g, 100g, 250g, large sticks, and dhoops. Madhuban also makes a very nice creamy Nag Champa Soap.

Raj Laxmi (blue and red box) is a rich and slightly sweeter Nag Champa. This has been one of our personal favorites for years. 50g tube or 250g box. We consider this a must try for any Nag Champa lover.

We also carry Hem Champa which compares very favorably to Sai Baba. All of the above champas are rolled on stick made from flowers, herbs and spices (a paste, also called masala or durbar). For those that like a charcoal variety, we have three other Nag Champas as well (charcoal dipped in Nag oil), Gonesh, IG Nag Champa and Green Nag Champa. Gonesh and IG Nag are much lighter and smell more like Nag Champa oil because they are dipped. The Green Nag Champa is a greatly different type but most champa lovers really like it.

When it comes to Nag Champa, the IncenseGuru has your favorite type or something new for you to try!