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‘Offering of our inner being’

Incense has been considered a 'offering of our inner being to the gods'. In India there is no religious ceremony or similar consecrated activity undertaken without the use of Incense. Daily poojas, prayers, marriages, burials and funerals, meditations and business ceremonies are all accompanied by the fragrance, and each day passes fragrant with the lighting of incense sticks. During the boom resulting from the 'discovery' of India by the West in the sixties and the 'hippy era' in the seventies, incense became a well appreciated ingredient of life in the west, too, and led to countless production workshops and factories being established all around the world.   



Mereville Trust, as one of the business units of Auroville was founded in the year 1997 by Franco and Pratap Chatterje.

Natural powders and pure essential oils
 A major part of the Mèreville range is made of wholly natural powders from flora and pure essential oil blends, while a few more commercial lines have been maintained at the level of 85% natural, with 15% of non-toxic synthetic blended fragrances.


As a result of constant research and development efforts this last percentage is slated to be reduced to a negligible 5% in the near future. The majority of the products are 100% natural  - like the new Zen series, beautifully and simply packed in naturally crafted recycled paper envelopes, made with selected aromatic herbs, resins and wood barks in their pure state in the scents of Myrrh, Camphor, Sambrani, Jatamansi, Juniper, Frankincense and Sandalwood.

Day-to-day learning process
Mèreville Trust activity has not only a profit orientation but includes several other aspects. All products are supported by information in order to divulge the culture behind them, so that they are not merely consumer fashion products, but vehicles of knowledge and interest too. The day-to-day learning process makes this activity interesting. You deal with people and you share experiences with them. The work is a great opportunity to express something harmonious and creative.  


Mèreville  Trust
Udyogam, Auroville 605 101
Contact no : 91-9443362481

contact: mereville@auroville.org.in
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