Champaca Attar is also known as Champak, White Sandalwood or Golden Champa. This tree is native to India and south-eastern Asia. The Hindus and the Buddhists consider this tree to be holy. The white Champaca is one with a remarkable fragrance. They can reach up to 30 m as wild trees and up to 10 m cultivated. The flowers are yellow, orange, or cream-colored and with over 20 petals each getting smaller and smaller towards the middle of the blossom.
Sweet and powerful are the two words that best describe this precious attar. The color of this liquid varies from bright yellow to dark yellow bearing an exotic floral fragrance.
Among the extraction methods used to reach to this fine substance there are:
-Supercritical CO2 the distillation method by using Compressed Carbon Dioxide;
It is important to know the fact that these extraction methods are applied to the blossoms that have been picked during the night time. Another aspect of the extraction method is that this attar can be obtained only from fresh flowers that are distilled into essential oil and merged with white sandalwood in order to fix and enhance the aroma.
Champaca attar has the following main elements: Champaca essential oil and white sandalwood essential oil.
Medicinal uses: Champa flower is known to have help in the treatment of leprosy. It is known to have antibacterial properties. It is also known to improve sight and to fight fever. It is also known to alleviate stress and to be effective in the treatment of gonorrhea, rheumatism and gout.
Cosmetics: The perfumery industry uses intensively the Champaca Attar due to its extremely original and complex scent being present in most of the high-class perfumes.
It is considered to be one of the most effective aphrodisiacs therefore greatly used in aromatherapy.