Saturday, April 7, 2012

Chandra Devi Sandalwood and Jasmine

Buddhists categorize sandalwood as belonging to the lotus family, so it has a special significance for them. The tradition says that the scent of this tree changes a person's desires, and also assists in meditation in staying alert. It is a very popular fragrance to present as an offering to the Buddha. It is believed to awaken the divinity within, and can be used as an external medicinal herb as well, for soothing and cooling the body.

Jasmine flowers have a sweet but not heavy fragrance. The flower is very important culturally in India, Central Asia, and Japan. It is a beautiful flower that also smells wonderful, and the essential oil is used in perfumes and to make incense, such as Chandra Devi's Sandalwood and Jasmine.

The finest aromatic, pure sandalwood, jasmine, and over 30 other ingredients comprise this incense. It is a special one in the Chandra Devi line, with just a hint more sweetness and light than some of the others. Like the other sticks, however, it has a very faint fragrance as a dry stick. It comes alive when burning, and spreads its love quickly in the room, and lingers in the nose. The combination is magnificent, and seems to have a little of heaven and a little of earth in its personality.

Approx. 40 pure sticks per package.