Gandha yukti

Aranyam is synonymous to the Ancient Indian Anusthan

To manufacture the natural fragrances rich in Pran Shakti, we use ancient Ayurvedic techniques and processes known as Gandhyukti to extract the fragrances from the nature. These techniques have been practiced in India for over 5000 years. Our team of experts follow all the authentic Ayurvedic rituals inscribed under the ancient Bharatiya rituals of fragrances.
At Aranyam, it is our honest effort to uphold the values of Rishipradhan Sanskaras in creating all the natural fragrances.

Origins of Perfume

Spices, flowers, herbs, and natural materials such as sandalwood oil, baked earth, or liquid paraffin are used to create attars. The attar is a plant extract that is extensively utilised in the west to make fragrances. As a result, the attar is a natural scent that is alcohol-free.

The distillates created by hydrodistilling flowers (such as saffron, marigold, rose, jasmine, pandanus) or other plant components (Vetiver from the roots of the vetiver plant, Oud from the wood of the Agar Tree) in sandalwood oil or other base materials/fixatives are known as natural attars.

True attars, on the other hand, are those created by hydro-distillation over a sandalwood basis.

traditional distillation process jasmine attar

Method of manufacturing attar

Attar making process takes place in remote places generally; this is because the flowers must be processed quickly after collection.

Apparatus and Equipment Used for Attar Making:

The apparatus and equipment used to manufacture attar are flexible with have a certain degree of efficiency.

The traditional “deg and bhapka” process has been used for centuries for making attars and is used even now with the following traditional equipment.

  • Deg (still)
  • Bhapka (receiver)
  • Chonga (bamboo condenser)
  • Traditional bhatti (furnace)
  • Gachchi (cooling water tank)
  • Kuppi (leather bottle)
Aranyam - Ancient Indian Processes To Extract The Fragrances
Aranyam - Ancient Indian Processes To Extract The Fragrances

A Step by Step Guide to Making of Rose Attar using Traditional Distillation Method:

  1. The flowers are plucked in early morning before the sunrise by experienced farmers or collectors and they take them to the distillery nearby.
  2. At the distillery, rose petals are separated from the fresh rose flowers.
  3. The rose petals and water are poured into copper pots called degs.
  4. The copper pot or deg then sealed using a mixture of clay and cotton.
  5. The deg is connected by a bamboo pipe (referred as Chonga) to a copper receiver (Bhapka) and a water tank.
  6. Once done, a fire is lit and the pot heated.
    After few hours the first distillate is condensed and the liquid is connected.
  7. The liquid is transferred to an empty copper pot and distilled again.
  8. In the 2nd distillation the true rose attar is extracted.

Understanding the fragrance

Every wearer has a different choice of fragrance, and variations exist for women and men. Furthermore, some people wear scents based on the season. You will come across musky, spicy, and floral varieties to choose from when buying attar perfume of your choice. The product you get need not be applied to clothes, but on the second skin.

All you need is a drop to fill to create an essence of the fragrance from botanical extracts. In the winter season, people prefer wearing warm attars, such as amber and saffron musk, as they synchronize with the body’s temperature. On the other hand, kewda, jasmine, rose, and khus provide a refreshing feeling during the summer.

Aranyam - Ancient Indian Processes To Extract The Fragrances

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