Fair Trade Incense


by Maroma

The Product:

We are so excited to introduce Maroma's line of fair trade incense to our shop! Each stick is expertly handcrafted using traditional methods and pure essential oils combined to create amazing, natural fragrances. Available in 14 different scents:

Cedarwood "creates a serene atmosphere": Himalayan Cedarwood, Oak Moss Resin

Cypress Eucalyptus "a wooded glade": Cypress, Cistus, Eucalyptus

Jasmine "pure and positive": Jasmine Absolute, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang

Lavender Rosemary "reassuring and uplifting": Lavendar, Rosemary, Ajowan

Lemongrass "fresh and lively": Lemongrass, Gingergrass, Palmerosa

Orange Blossom "creates a joyful environment": Petitgrain, Orange, Jasmine Absolute

Patchouli "intriguing and warm": Patchouli, Vetiver, Clove

Pine "clears the air": Pine Needles, Elemi, Eucalyptus

Rosewood "warm transquility": Rosewood, Cedarwood, Vetiver

Sandalwood "grounding and opening to the higher self": Sandalwood powder and Oil

Vetiver "cools and quiets the atmosphere": Vetiver, Lemongrass, Cedarwood

Champak "Indian tropical floral": Benzoin Absolute, Olibanum Resin, Vanilla

Juniper "welcoming": Juniper Leaves and Berries Absolute

Sage "cleansing": Wild Sage Absolute

The Maker:

"Our home: Auroville was founded some 40 years ago on a once barren plateau that has since been transformed into lush green area in which a vital young city is progressively taking shape. Auroville itself is an international project dedicated to human unity and the advancement of society in a fair and non-sectarian fashion. The community now extends over some 80 settlements inhabited by about 1800 people from India and 30 other countries. The residents are involved in a wide range of projects including environmental regeneration research, organic farming, renewable energy, green construction technology, handicrafts and small eco-friendly industries.

These activities have become a major source of fair trade employment for the surrounding villages. Aurovillians also work closely with these villages to improve infrastructure plus educational and health care facilities. Maroma is the largest employer in Auroville and the biggest contributor. Each year, 40% of Maroma's profits are returned to the community to further growth and development.

Maroma employs only adults and most are women from the local villages. To encourage schooling, they are required to complete their education prior to working for us. Salaries are higher than the local standard and benefits include a pleasant work atmosphere, reasonable hours, health care facilities, hygiene programs, nutritional snacks and savings plans Positions at Maroma are much sought after by the area's residents and employees tend to stay with the company for years."