The SANDALWOOD HALMADDI is a champa 'type' Indian incense, using Halmaddi, a rare aromatic tree resin traditionally used in champa stick incense. Halmaddi acts as a humectant and binder, sealing in aroma so the sticks don’t dry out or lose their scent intensity.
Using a coveted family recipe, first a batter is created. Halmaddi, herbs, sandalwood, fragrance, essential oils, jaggery, honey, and more are heated and stewed, until a strong aromatic dough is made. The warm paste is then hand formed individually onto bamboo sticks, and then rolled over white sandalwood powder.
The SANDALWOOD HALMADDI is made by a fourth generation family of incense makers in South India.
The incense sticks are beautifully presented in a black hand-crafted box, using indigenous Nepalese paper, individually hot stamped in gold, with a Persephenie wax seal.
The SANDALWOOD HALMDDI incense sticks can be snuffed out partial-way, and relit as needed.
Each stick burns around an hour.
Hand-made by friends of Persephenie in India with proprietary perfume.
Each box contains box 10 sticks