Nag Champa is a fragrance of Indian origin, based on a combination of frangipani (plumeria) and sandalwood. It is used in incense, soap, perfume oil, essential oils, candles and personal toiletries, and is common in ashrams. It is a popular and recognizable incense fragrance.
A number of flower species in India are known as champa or champak:
- Magnolia champaca, formerly classified as Michelia champaca (swarna champa or yellow champa)
- Plumeria rubra and Plumeria acutifolia (frangipani)
- Mesua ferrea (nagkeshar or nagchampa)
Nag Champa perfume ingredients vary with the manufacturer, though generally they include sandalwood and frangipani. Other ingredients will depend on the finished product. A perfume-dipped incense would have different ingredients to a masala incense, which would have different ingredients to a soap or essential oil.
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