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Indian Attar Fragrant Oils

The word Attar is derived from the Hindu/Urdu word Ittar which in turn derives from the similar Persian word for Perfume, Itar, and is an essential oil derived from botanical sources usually blended with a wood oil like, but not always, Sandalwood. The practice of extracting scent from flowers herbs and spices began in India and has been used there for at least 5,000 years by skilled artisans to produce exquisite fragrances with some attars actually improving with age like a good wine. The ageing period can last from one to ten years depending on the botanical used and the results desired. Most commonly these oils are extracted via hydro or steam distillation and generally natural perfumes which qualify as Attars are distilled with water rather than by chemical means and they are also alcohol free.

Attars are a luxury and in ancient times were used in offerings to the gods. For thousands of years they were considered in some societies to be something that attracted angels and warded off evil spirits. Saints and spiritual aspirants would adorn themselves with these scents to assist them in their journey towards enlightenment.

Supplied in a glass bottle with an inbuilt dropper and tamper evident cap.
For external use only (not for consumption).

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