Authentic and premium-quality white Sandalwood chips. Prepared from naturally deceased trees.
Deadwood Sandalwood chips make gorgeous incense alone or combined with other aromatics in a Bakhour-style incense blend. They are perfect for steam inhalations and for sachets where they retain their aroma for extended periods of time. They can be burned on charcoal, an electric burner or on tea Light burners.
They can be used alone or heated with other aromatic ingredients in a potpourri to fill the house with their aroma.
Sandalwood products prepared from mature and naturally deceased trees are considered premium grade due to their well-developed and refined fragrance.
The great age of this wood, which has lived until it died naturally, lends the material a very sophisticated, rich aroma. Sweet, soft, buttery, deep and sensuous
Since overharvesting decimated their Sandalwood tree population, India has not allowed the export of the remaining sandalwood tree products and retains the remainder of the harvest for local use. Planting of new Sandalwood trees in India has commenced but it will be a few more years before the trees reach the age where they can be harvested and their products exported.
Recently it was discovered that areas in Indonesia share the same climate and soil qualities as Mysore India and they are hosts to the same species and sub-species of Santalum Album, (White Sandalwood), which India is famous for.
The quality of the Indonesian Sandalwood, from both its aromatic profile and chemical analysis, shows it to be identical to the finest Indian Sandalwood.
Having learned from our mistake of over-harvesting Indian Sandalwood faster than it could be grown, Indonesia imposes strict regulations and laws around the harvest of their Sandalwood trees.
Our supplier/harvester adheres to all government laws, which include planting ten new trees for every tree they remove from the forest, including the deadwood.
There are a lot of fake and adulterated Sandalwood products on the market, and I have finally found the real deal. Authentic, pure, sustainably and ethically collected.