Sandalwood, Royal Hawaiian Essential Oil
This is Living Libations dreamiest, creamiest Sandalwood Essential Oil! Ethically harvested as part of an enduring reforestation project in Hawaii, this exquisite essence is available for the first time in over 200 years. This specific Sandalwood is a serene full-bodied ethereal essence that whispers the wisdom of its majestic, ancient heartwood host. This sacred, sensual oil evokes devotion and the purity of presence. The unctuous aroma has been one of the most revered substances for skincare and mediation since antiquity – one whiff of this exalted exhalation of the Sandalwood tree will lift your spirits to nobility.
Botanical Name: Santalum paniculatum
Botanical Family: Santalaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Wood
Country of Origin: United States, Hawaii
Cultivation Method: Ethical Harvest
Composition: 100% Santalum paniculatum
Consistency: Thick yet pourable
Scent Description: Rich, nutty, full-bodied heartwood with an ethereal, creamy, sensual finish
In Living Libations: Neroli Poetic Pits, Ever More Forest Cologne
Blends well with: Rose, Neroli, Frankincense, all Citrus. It is elegant with any essential oil as it is a peerless fixative for natural perfumery since ancient times.
Uses: A premier perfume fixative. Sublime skin moisturizer and tonic that softens the appearance of fine lines, scars, spots, and skin texture. Hair conditioner. Love liniment. Divine deodorant (apply a drop to charm each armpit). Dreamy in baths and before bedtime.
The unguent offered by these ancient trees is a sacred, sensual, sublime, and serene. Varying from regular sandalwood, Santalum paniculatum has distinct volcanic notes that conjure images of island mountainscapes, lapping blue waves, and thousands of acres of thriving, swaying trees.
This opulent oil is a long-awaited offering of an inspiring Hawaiian Sandalwood reforestation project that is saving endangered Sandalwood trees from extinction; Hawaiian Sandalwood is only harvested from trees that are naturally nearing the end of their life cycle, and twenty trees are planted for each tree harvested. In other areas, these trees are harvested frequently and in many cases, illegally. This illegal harvesting leads to over-cultivation, poor quality oils, and the near-extinction of these benevolent trees the world over. (Our Sandalwood from Vanuatu is ethically harvested and lovely; yet this Hawaiian sandalwood is extra special). Our distiller has increased the population of Sandalwood trees to 50 times its original numbers in the last three years alone. Each tree that is harvested for oil is chosen because it is already at the end of its life cycle.
Heavenly Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil combines 4,000 years of ancient wisdom with the generous essence of modern sustainability. The natural life cycle of each harvested tree is exuded in the beneficent extract, whose purity blesses beautiful skin and eases emotions of sorrow and grief. As the ancient Hawaiian sandalwood tree offers its last breath, its parting gift is a fragrant reminder of our own natural state: one of abundant joy and eternal spirit.
This superb oil is a secret beauty emollient of women in ancient eras. Hawaiian Sandalwood can be used as a sensual perfume, a divine deodorant, a moisturizing all-over body oil, or a deep conditioning hair treatment that will leave thirsty locks shiny, soft, and satiated.
"Sandalwood's calming, harmonizing, and balancing effect acts like deep slow waves."
Suzanne Fischer-Rizzi, The Complete Aromatherapy Handbook