Resins, gums, essential oils from various flowers, and different blends of natural scents such as lavender, vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, black pepper and sometimes even strawberry, are blended into the mixture of Nag Champa Incense that is not only made into incense but also oils, candles, soaps and lotions. This highly popular scent includes halmaddi, a soft tree resin, or others such as pine or cedar, that help give the incense a slow and pleasurable burn.
These highly secretive mixtures were traditionally blended and used in monasteries to facilitate meditation. Most of us in the West, however, are more likely to have first enjoyed the scent of nag champa while visiting a yoga studio or maybe even an ashram. This scent that pleasantly lingers in the air is known for creating a positive state of mind and calm feelings. There are many who burn it purely for the enjoyment of its fragrance, which varies in degrees of sweetness, heaviness, and earthiness. Like pure sandalwood, nag champa is a sacred incense that purifies any environment, energetically transforming your space into a meditation room, naturally clearing out any negative energy and filling it with positive vibrations.