BOTANICAL NAME: michelia champaca
AKA - Nag Champa
PARTS USED: flowers, petals
EXTRACTION METHOD: solvent
FRAGRANCE: floral, exotic, warm
BLENDS WELL WITH: most other oils
AROMATIC & PHYSICAL BENEFITS: anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, stimulant and emollient
The flower is considered very precious among the Indian flowers. The smell of the champaca flower is unique and attractive. The Absolute requires thousands of fresh flowers to produce. Champaca belongs to family of Magnoliaceae and is a very spiritual Indian flower. Also know as Champaka, and Golden Champaca, the flowers (and oil) have a precarious & holy smell. It is often grown as a boulevard tree in the tropics and is frequently planted on Hindu temple grounds because it is sacred to the god Vishnu. The tree has smooth gray bark, with long, oval-shaped, evergreen leaves, and beautiful yellow-to-orange, narrow-petaled flowers. Champaca flowers bloom both in spring and fall.
Safety Warning: Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.
It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution (or blend form). Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance becomes lost.