We SHUBHAM NATURAL FRAGRANCES are the manufacturer and exporters of Champa Attar. Whose Production unit is in Orissa. The soil and climate of Orissa is highly suited for the harvest and distillation of Champa. Growing under natural conditions, the trees reach an enormous size. The flowers are plucked from the trees. . A simple distilling unit extracts the delicate essence of the flower. A large copper cauldron or 'deg' is filled with water and the fresh flowers placed inside. A ribbon of clay perhaps 3" thick is placed around the rim of the cauldron and a lid placed on top of that. A special piece of metal, curved at both ends, and called a 'kamani' spring is then slid under the lib of the cauldron and over the lid. A wedge of wood is then driven between the spring and the lid forcing it down onto the clay ribbon and creating a tight seal between it and the cauldron. Separately a long necked receiver called a 'Bhapka" is filled with 4 kilos of pure sandalwood oil. Into its mouth a cotton wrapped bamboo pipe is inserted. The other end of the bamboo pipe is inserted into the cauldron's lid and a tight seal is formed there using cotton and clay. As the pipe is affixed to the lid, the receiver is placed in a water bath formed from an old steel drum.
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