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Auroshikha AgarbathIes incense
Auroshikha Agarbathies include the Marbling Range and the Nature’s Garden Range. Auroshikha Agarbathies are manufacturers and exporters of quality incense since 1973, Auroshikha is a part of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram situated in Pondicherry, India.
Excellent working conditions, social security and pension benefits for all workers, employment for women, work provided at home, and, above all, excellent quality, which remains unchanged year after year are some of the reasons behind the success of Auroshikha.
The incense is made of a paste consisting of the powders of dried flower petals, sweet smelling herbs and woods, spices, resins, some charcoal, which is an excellent burning material, and perfumes based on natural essential oils. All these ingredients are mixed with water to form a paste. The paste is then rolled by hand around bamboo sticks and left to dry. After drying, the rolled sticks are selected, trimmed and perfumed.
In the case of “Masala” varieties, such as Sandalwood and Frankincense, the perfumes and essential oils are mixed into the paste itself and no further perfuming is needed.
The greatest care is taken to select the best and purest ingredients to ensure a very high quality of products, which are wholly in conformity with IFRA (International Fragrance Association, Geneva, Switzerland)
Nature's Garden Range
Auroshikha Nature’s Garden incense is packaged in unique packaging made of handmade paper individually hand decorated using completely natural dried flowers and leaves.
The Marbling Range
Auroshikha Marbling Range is packaged in beautiful colour coded packaging with a marbled effect.
Cottage Industries Incense
Cottage Industries based in Pondicherry, India, has been making incense in the traditional way since 1949. The high skill and manual processes offer sustainable employment to underprivileged women. The products are Fairtrade certified, non-toxic and free of animal testing. Cottage incense is created from the pure extracts of herbs, roots, barks and petals.
The Festive Range
A unique blend of natural ingredients has been hand – rolled onto bamboo sticks and packed for a rich aromatic experience.The incense is packaged in attractive packaging depicting traditional patterns.
Imbibe the tranquility of Pondicherry with this range of specially hand-crafted incense in colourful packaging, reminiscent of the many bougainvillea clad buildings in the heritage town of Pondicherry. A visitor, on his very first trip to India, was mesmerised by Pondicherry. From the moment of his arrival here, he felt completely sheltered. Deeply moved by its peaceful atmosphere and the joy he discovered within himself, he wished to commemorate his experience. This range of fragrances celebrating Pondicherry was developed on his special request. This incense is non-toxic and free of animal testing. The high-skill and manual processes offer sustainable employment to underprivileged women. Member of Fair Trade – India
Organic Cotton Yoga Mats
Beautiful, soft and breathable organic cotton surface. Natural rubber anti-slip base grips the floor. Central and horizontal line markings to help with asana alignment.
100% natural, non-toxic, recyclable and eco-friendly.
5mm thickness provides enough cushioning for your joints. Mats come with mild jasmine fragrance that lasts long, even after a mild wash.
Easy to clean, machine washable and low maintenance. Light weight so easy to carry and travel with.
100% Made in India
Our beautiful meditation cushions are locally made. The fabric used is 100% cotton shweshwe fabric and is also locally produced. The filler is made from upcycled cotton fabric.
The eye pillows are made using 100% cotton shweshwe fabric and are locally produced ,they are filled with flaxseeds and lavender buds.
Handcafted out of Teakwood, these incense holders are available in a flower shape and also carved into the OM symbol. The flat wooden incense holders are decorated with brass.
Metal incense holder
The large leaf shaped metal holder can hold a slightly thicker incense stick and will ensure no ash spillage.
Handmade Paper Products
Since the 1940s, the Handmade Paper Factory in the heart of Pondicherry has been producing handmade paper, using raw materials sourced locally from the textile industry in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu. These white cotton rag off-cuts, previously destined for one of the many landfills, undergo an extensive treatment process regarded as one of the most environmentally friendly of its kind. There are a number of extensive and finely-skilled processes the white cotton rags undergo to attain the finished product of beautifully crafted and wonderfully vibrant handmade paper products. Water, a key ingredient in the art of paper making, is sourced only from the factory well and is measured out sparingly, as used water is then treated on site and used again to water the factory gardens and coconut trees.
Made from recycled cotton rags, this beautifully textured 64-page notebook is sure to suit all your artistic/journaling desires/needs/requirements. From pencil to fountain pen, this notebook will make the perfect companion on your journey of expression. This notebook is also acid free aiding its longevity, and is a sizable contribution to energy saving efforts, water and pollution reduction.
This handmade, rustically lined notebook has been crafted using the traditional 6-hole Japanese stab book binding technique known as Koki Toji. The jute twine used to thread the bamboo spine of this wonderfully earth-friendly notebook is locally sourced in India.
Soft bound screen-printed notebooks
This handcrafted, unlined notebook is wonderfully versatile in its uses – from journaling to sketching to giving your watercolours an airing, this multi-functional book was created to support all forms of artistic expression.
Soft bound sketchbooks/notebooks
This unlined notebook is crafted from recycled white cotton rags, and is perfect for sketching, painting and journaling too. The pages are thick and durable with a smooth finish.
Origami is the exquisitely mathematical art of folding paper into the most imaginative shapes. An art form needing only paper and a tad of patience, you have all the tools you need to create quite literally anything under the sun! With your newly-found skills, or any level of mastery, there is no doubt those around you will be bowled over with the perfection of your creations. Our premium grade and durable handmade Origami paper – expertly cut and sized – is the perfect activity for anytime, anywhere.
Along with guaranteed satisfaction, the practice of Origami engages many parts of the human brain. Origami is known to strengthen and improve coordination, patience, attention span as well as numerous mathematical skills.
11.5 x 11.5 x 5.5 cm
Square jewellery boxes handcrafted from recycled paper and finished with a string of brightly coloured beads. These boxes are the perfect addition to any room in your home. They are durable and 100% recyclable.
Pure beeswax offering candles
Hand poured 100% pure beeswax candles.The wax is poured into handmade terracotta holders, traditionally used in India as oil lamps.The candles burn for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and can be used during meditation or just to purify the air as beeswax is negatively charged and draws impurities out of the atmosphere.