Shanthimalai Incense is handmade by village women at the foot of the sacred mountain Arunachala in Tamil Nadu, India. Made with fine natural ingredients and exquisitely perfumed, the incense sets new standards for quality and purity. A large perentage of profits from sales of the incense contributes to the health care, education, and vocational training for local villagers through Shanthimalai Trust, founded in 1985. Production of incense offers employment for widows, abandoned mothers, and physically handicapped or unmarried women who otherwise would have no means of earning an income. The scent of this incense compares very favorably to Nag Champa original, except that it has a richer and deeper note. This product is also known as “Red Nag Champa”.