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Sandalwood 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.
There are around 10 different types of sandalwood across various parts of the world.
Sandalwood oil is extracted from the inner heartwood by steam distillation. It is valued in perfumery for its warm, woody and rich aroma, though these characteristics change depending on the oil’s origin. Aromatherapists use sandalwood oil as soothing, anti-depressant and expectorant. The oil is both astringent and antiseptic, helping to clarify acne-prone skin.
Sandalwood oil is highly valued in perfumery. We use it as a base note and fixative in our fragrances.
We use Australian sandalwood in The Smell of Freedom; this perfume was inspired by stories of hardship from different places around the world.