Botanical Name: Mimusops elengi
Place of Origin: Bakul attar is extracted from the flowers of Bakula Tree. The bakula tree is a native of the western coast of India. Bakula tree has a myriad of health benefits of which the natives of India are very well aware. The attar extracted from the bakul flower has the characteristic fragrance which is a mixture of soft and sweet. It is light yellowish in colour and is quite volatile in nature.
Bakula tree is regarded as an ostentatious and religious flower in India. The harbinger of ‘Basant Ritu’, this flower is essentially white in colour and is quite small in size. The bakul flowers are used in varied religious ceremonies across India.
Attar have taken the fragrance industry by storm because of their alcohol-free nature and longevity. Attar are gaining significance and entering the mainstream perfumery business. Because of the fact that attar are the products of old ancient Arab Culture, the key factors like source ingredient, methods of preparation for most of the attar do not exist in a documented form.
The renditions from oral culture have propagated the use of attar and made it popular in the present day. Although original information is not there, the basic information of the blending and mixing technique is deployed to extract attar from the best variety of bakula tree flowers to maximize the gift of nature to mankind.
How does it smell: Sweet and Floral
- Very beneficial for skin
- Very beneficial for hair
- Relief from insomnia.
- Helps in an uplifting mood.
- Helps to calm down the agitated Nervous System.
Method of extraction: In order to retain the vitality of the special ingredients used to extract the attar, the traditional method of “Deg and Bhapka” more popularly known as “Steam Distillation” is used. In this method.
- Flower petals are picked in the month of April to June. This is the best time for the flowering plants.
- This is a task that requires skill, hence experienced workers are used to picking flowers.
- The flower petals are then collected and taken into the distillery.
- Flower petals are soaked in water for some time and then transported into copper stools called Degs.
- The next step is to seal the Degs to lock the steam from escaping.
- The Deg is connected to a copper pot via a hollow bamboo pipe called chonga.
- The Deg is now heated until steam starts to form.
- As the still is heated, the water molecules from the mixture start to evaporate and change into steam.
- After a few hours, the distillate is condensed and then the mixture is connected to the setup.
- The filtered liquid is emptied out in a copper utensil and again the same process is repeated.
- The attar extracted as a result of the second distillation is in the purest form.
How to Apply:
- Take a small quantity of the attar and apply it on the inner side of the wrists. Then rub both the wrists against each other.
- Apply on the inner side of each earlobe, then gently rub it.
- These are the exterior pressure points of our body which allow the fragrance of attar to linger for a long time.
Why buy Bakul Attar online from Sugmy?
You can buy bakul attar online from Sugmy, as we manufacture natural Bakul Attar by using 100% pure, organic, and Alcohol-free raw material. We use the traditional ‘Deg and Bhapka‘ method for extracting attar which helps to retain the purity of the attar. We get the raw materials directly from farmers from different regions of India and other countries. By using this raw material we provide you one of the best attar in India.