Mysore Quality Authentic Sandalwood powder. A classic fragrance profile!
Though this Sandalwood powder is collected in Indonesia, the unmistakable fragrance of Indian Mysore Sandalwood greets you immediately upon opening the pouch.
Premium quality, buttery and distinguished, and high in essential oil, this powder is perfect for incense, body powders, dry perfume blends and perfume tinctures.
Unique Mysore Sandalwood aroma. Collected from heartwood only. Santalum Album-White Sandalwood.
Compared to our Balloondust Sandalwood powder, the Mysore grade is more lively and robust, while the Balloondust grade is more sophisticated and gentle. Both are gorgeous.
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.
There are a lot of fake and adulterated Sandalwood products on the market, and I have finally found the real deal. Authentic, pure, sustainable and ethically collected.