Focus on Fragrance – Masala Chai
Masala Chai – New Candle Fragrance release for Autumn Winter 2014
Inspired by the delicious and intense flavours of traditional Indian masala spice blends used to flavour and enhance black tea, Emma’s new Masala Chai candles and wax tart melts contain a luxurious pure essential oil blend of the warm, exotic, spicy tones of Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger and Cardamon.
Masala is a mixture of spices, and Chai is simply the Hindi word for tea. Historically Indians viewed tea as a herbal medicine rather than as a recreational beverage and some of the chai masala spice mixtures, that are still in current use are derived from Ayurvedic medical texts.
Pure essential oils give a naturally delicate, clean fragrance and offer many healing benefits: Cinnamon leaf oil, has a warm, spicy musky smell and is warming and uplifting, Clove-bud oil is also warm, spicy and stimulating. Cardamon has a sweet and balsamic fragrance and is refreshing while Ginger is strong and energising.