Sandalwood is a distinctly reassuring and grounding scent; it creates the base of many marvellous perfumes.

What is sandalwood?

Sandalwood is an umbrella name for many scented trees, all belonging to the Santalum genus. These evergreen trees can grow up to 50 feet tall and have to be at least 25 years old before the wood is ready for distillation.

What are the benefits of Sandalwood?

  • The scent of sandalwood is warm, sweet and woody.
  • The oil is astringent, emollient and soothing to the skin.
  • It fixes other essential oils, naturally enhancing the longevity of a perfume.

Did you know?

There are about 10 different types of sandalwood acress various parts of the world. Its aroma can change slightly depending on the origin.

Where does Lush source Sandalwood?

Because of its popular fragrance and importance in many rites and folk medicine around the globe, sandalwood has been overexploited and the harvesting badly managed for centuries, leaving some species endangered. Although regulations have been made by governments, the high value of the wood still leads to smuggling, counterfeits and corruption, making it very difficult to find sustainable sources and a good oil quality. After long investigations and adventures, Lush buyers have found a few reliable sources. To find out more about our suppliers, browse your Lush product’s list of ingredients and click on the ones you are interested in. This should take you to a page full of details!

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