We love certified organic Australian Sandalwood oil! Sustainably wild harvested in Western Australia, the oil we use is steam distilled from the heartwood. With a rich sensual aroma that can support meditation, focus, and relaxation, Australian Sandalwood truly is a national treasure. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory therapeutic benefits are also wonderful. We use it in our Hydrate Tonic for its antibacterial qualities (Works to cleanse and inhibit bugs, particularly bacteria linked to acne (Beylier & Givaudan: 1979) in Soothe Cream for its relaxing aroma and anti-inflammatory properties helping to soothe and reduce redness (Greenoak, unpublished: 2000) and in Replenish Elixir for its anti-ageing and moisturising benefits.
Sandalwood oil has been used for thousands of years by traditional healers to assist in deep relaxation, clarity of mind; Aboriginals used the aroma to relax and focus before walkabout, Buddist monks use it to enhance mediation.