INGREDIENT

Sandalwood Oil

Santalum austro-caledonicum Vieill

Uplifting and soothing
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Sandalwood is valued in perfumery for its warm, woody and rich aroma. It is also used in skincare and bodycare for it’s astringent and soothing qualities.

Description

Description

Sandalwood oil is used as a base note and fixative in fragrances. It is known for it’s reassuring warm and woody aroma.

Sandalwood oil is used in skincare as an effective emollient. An emollient works to externally soothe and soften the skin. The oil is both astringent and antiseptic and can help to reduce inflammation.

Sandalwood oil is sourced directly from an Aboriginal harvesting group based in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. It's certified organic, which means it is grown without chemicals. Harvesting is heavily regulated and a quota system is in place.

It's extracted from the inner heartwood via steam distillation. After harvesting, it's processed in Albany, near Perth in Western Australia.

For every kilo of sandalwood oil bought,  AU$50 is contributed to the Indigenous Working Fund for sandalwood, which provides interest-free lending to Aboriginal people.

There are around 10 different types of sandalwood across various parts of the world. It is a semi-parasitic tree belonging to the Santalaceae plant family. These evergreen trees can grow up to 50 feet tall have to be at least 30-40 years old before the wood is ready for distillation.

Aromatherapists use sandalwood oil for soothing and uplifting. Sandalwood oil is highly valued in perfumery.

At a glance

At a glance

Benefit
Uplifting, soothing, aromatic
Time of harvest
Throughout the year
Origin
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Sandalwood Oil can be found in these products
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Products with this ingredient
Sandalwood Oil can be found in these products
Body Lotion
Cool bananas; cool skin
£6.50
100g
Foot Lotion
Soft touch your toes
£8.50
100g
Bath Oil
Magically soothed skin
£5.25
Each
Shaving Cream
Take the sting out of shaving
£6.50
100g