Story and Symbolism: The heartwood of Sandalwood is symbol of sacredness in the Vedic texts. In the “eternal tradition” of Hinduism, Sandalwood has been used for embalming bodies, and was believed to have the powers to re-incarnate one’s spirit. Second most expensive wood in the world, precious sandalwood is slow-growing (60-80 years before the roots can be harvested), and highly sought after - almost over-harvested to extinction.
Scent: rich in warmth and delicately deep in its woody softness; creamy - almost sweetly lacteal and satisfyingly lingering
Beauty: Indispensable to all rituals of beauty, does away with dullness and clears discolouration, promoting alluring complexion. As much as it is cleaning and astringent - instrumental in minimizing pores and evening skin tone, it is also softening and deeply hydrating.
Medicine: Sandalwood essential oil is celebrated has a perfect meditation tool for over a thousand years. When used in the form of incense sticks, in diffusers, this precious wood’s anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties have proven to help sooth most inflammatory skin disorders, including allergic dermatitis, acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Magic: Sandalwood is here to remind us of the fragrant realms of the heavens. Used in many traditions for meditation, Sandalwood has a way of ‘centring’ - bringing about a sense of focused relaxation. Rub a drop on your temples or between your eye-brows… and let the magical journey inwards unfurl.
Sangre de Fruta Use: You can find pure Australian Sandalwood in our Jasmin de Nuit product range (Body Cream, Tonic and Body Serum), in Magic Hour Face Cream and in some secret secret products we’re releasing in a few weeks. ; )