There are 18 grades of sandalwood oil, ranging from the heartwood, chips, and dust. These grades refer to the part of the tree that was distilled, rather than the quality of the oil. The heartwood and large roots of the sandalwood tree are distilled to make a high quality essential oil. It’s only after thirty years of maturity that the sandalwood tree produces a superior oil.
The traditional name for sandalwood is “iliahi” in Hawaii where indigenous sandalwood trees once grew abundantly wild. The trade for Sandalwood began in the late 1700’s and lasted until 1830 when the trade collapsed from mismanagement and pillaging. Difficult to access and hidden away trees were saved. Over the last several years as part of a re-forest sustainability project, sandalwood trees have been re-introduced to land once used for farm grazing.
This outstanding sandalwood offers a high amount of alpha and beta sandalols, the chemical components that give the Tropical Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood significant therapeutic value and it’s beautiful long lasting scent. The Hawaiian Sandalwood Santalum paniculatumis is pure steam distilled essential oil and can be worn as a perfume.
We are a working studio with new product made weekly to insure freshness and vitality.
Orders ship every Friday. If an order is placed on Friday before 12PM, it will process the same day. Persephenie is a small cottage business with almost all of the products crafted and packaged in studio by hand. The beginning of the week is spent making and running the business, with the end of the week dedicated to shipping and open studio hours Friday and Saturday from 12PM to 6PM.
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