The enigmatic aroma of mystical Mitti Attar Essential Oil is perfectly expressed by the word petrichor, the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry, sun-drenched soil. Once the monsoons arrive and splashes life upon the parched and sun baked earth, the earth awakens and breaths forth its heady aroma – this is the fragrance of Mitti Attar. This essence of earth’s emanations gathered from the ground surrounding the sacred River Ganges is the rare, rich, relaxing aroma captured by the ancient Eastern art of attar distillation.
Botanical Name: Santalum album + Mitti baked earth
Botanical Family: Santalaceae
Extraction Method: Traditional attar hydro-distillation of special baked earth distilled into Sandalwood
Part of Plant Distilled: Baked earth and heartwood.
Country of Origin: India
Composition: 100% Santalum album + Mitti baked earth
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Cultivation Method: Cultivated Sandalwood and Wild Clay
Scent Description: The first drops of rain falling on parched earth enveloped by Sandalwood's serene embrace.
Blends well with: Vetiver, Patchouli, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang, Spikenard, and Frankincense.
Uses: Soothing in skin serums. Ready to go as a perfume or cologne. Divine as a deodorant. Perfect on pulse points and meridians for meditation. Wonderful when wet in the bath.
Our mystical Mitti Attar essence is created using distillation methods first conceived by Ancient Indian herbal-masters who lived over 5,000 years ago. This grounding, gorgeous attar, of Sandalwood and earth, captures the silent poetics of the earth's intimacy just after it begins to rain. While many of us in the West may associate the smell of rain with the scent of droplets hitting the concrete, our Mitti Attar transports you to time and place light years away from the paved byways of modern living.
Mesmerizing Mitti Attar is centering, grounding, and beneficially beguiling. This aromatic attar brings you back to your inner being, reminding you of your connection with the earth and all its natural bounty.
"It seems to have been uttered from some eastern summit, with a sober morning prescience in the dawn of time, and you cannot read a sentence without being elevated as upon the table-land of the Ghauts. It has such a rhythm as the winds of the desert, such a tide as the Ganges, and is as superior to criticism as the Himmaleh Mountains. Its tone is of such unrelaxed fiber, that even at this late day, unworn by time, it wears the English and the Sanskrit dress indifferently; and its fixed sentences keep up their distant fires still, like the stars, by whose dissipated rays this lower world is illumined."
~ Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
"Oil is more intimate, closer to the skin. The two can work well together, and this is something many Middle Eastern connoisseurs are discovering. Ittars [another way to spell attar] come from the earth, they are in some way the art of the earth, and are associated with cultures that live closer to the earth. There is so much we can learn from the arts of the traditional ittar-saz."
~ William Dalrymple, Scents and Sensuality