For those who don’t recognize the name, you will recognize the smell instantly because it is the most burned incense in the world.
Someone asked me if there are any metaphysical properties to Nag Champa since it’s not a herb or a resin. Nag Champa is a smell and different manufacturers have their own recipes. The most common Nag Champa here in the States is the “blue box” Nag Champa made by Satya Sai Baba. They also make 5 more varieties I believe but blue box is the most common.
But, does it have any metaphysical properties? Can you use it in ritual or spiritual work?
My answer to that beyond the “if it works, do it” is yes, you can.
The history behind Nag Champa is a very deep and long one and it originated from Hindu and Buddhist monasteries where the monks used it to meditate.
Also, the traditional recipe calls for a lot of Sandalwood, so if you are out of Sandalwood and have some Nag Champa, you could probably replace it with some success if your manufacturer follows a more traditional route, like Satya Sai Baba.