Satya Sai Baba Incense Sticks
If you’ve never tried nag champa incense sticks… where have you been. The Satya Sai Baba incense sticks I’m focusing on here are probably the most recognisable brand you can buy anywhere. The fragrance from these particular incense sticks is very relaxing and you should put them on your list to try next.
The regular Satya Sai Baba incense sticks can’t really be missed due to their very distinctive blue packaging. And like their nag champa incense cone cousins, they have a large make-up of sandalwood.
Nag Champa Incense Sticks
The consistent quality of the Satya Sai Baba nag champa incense sticks means you can regularly expect value for money from them. Each individual 15g pack (box of 12 and individual incense pack shown) typically contains the following:
- 15g pack containing approx 15 incense sticks
- Incense stick length is around 20cm
- Excellent burn time around 30-35 minutes
- Eco friendly recyclable blue packaging
- Main ingredient champa flower/sandalwood
The strongest aromas you’ll experience with the nag champa incense sticks is that of sandalwood. The incense derives its name from the ‘champa’ flower or plumeria as it is also known. The classic sandalwood aroma is the main reason you should consider these beautifully scented incense sticks.
Sandalwood Based Incense Sticks
Sandalwood is probably one of the most traditionally used and oldest known perfume materials. It has at least 4000 years of continued use from ancient Egypt through to our modern day era. The aroma is generally sweet in its fragrance notes and very pleasing.
It is extensively used in many forms of incense and heavily used in the nag champa incense sticks in particular. India produces the largest volume of sandalwood and makes use of it in its home markets and for export worldwide.
Burning Your Incense Sticks
Whether you burn your incense sticks as a simple home fragrance or use it as an aid to your meditation, safety should be foremost. Lighting the incense stick is easy enough; light it then blow it out after a few seconds. You need to consider how to catch the falling hot ash.
My favourite way to burn all my nag champa incense sticks is to place it in an incense box burner. These very decorative incense holders are made from traditionally sourced wood, usually from India, and hold the incense safely. The incense fragrance then drifts delicately up through the wooden cut-outs in the lid… spreading the aroma around your room.
The incense fragrance is gradually released over about 30 minutes and is ideal for a quick relaxation session – you deserve it. I find incense is a really cost effective home fragrance for a whole house and much cheaper than scented candles.
Nag champa incense sticks are readily available and start from as low as £1.00 – £1.25 for the smaller 15g pack.