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Mysore Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Mysore Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

The sandalwood tree, Santalum album, is a fragrant heartwood species native to India where its highly-scented wood and oil has been used for centuries. It is among the oldest materials used in perfumery. There are other sandalwood species native from Indonesia, Australia and the South Pacific used for perfumery, however, their fragrant components are completely different from that of the Indian Sandalwood and are considered of inferior quality in comparison. The finest grade of Indian Sandalwood oil comes from the ancient kingdom of Mysore. Such majestic sandalwood essential oil is very rare and expensive and the price is increasing tremendously. It takes from thirty to sixty years for a tree to fully mature so it can be cut and distilled. Due to its over-harvesting, the tree is now endangered and considered a protected species and the Indian government is placing strict regulations on its production and export. .

In our effort to protect the Indian sandalwood trees, we found a version that is as close as you can get to the scent of natural Mysore Sandalwood. Its amazing woody heart is unlike any synthetic sandalwood we tested with wonderful oriental hints and the incredible warm and almost-musky depth of sandalwood we absolutely love. The scent lasts and lasts and it holds and behaves perfectly in cold process soap, making a pure white soap bar. No need fix this one with other oils trying to get better scented sandalwood! This description simply doesn't do justice to how amazing this fragrance really is. 

Soap Performance: Excellent
Candle: Ok
Phthalate Free

INCI: Fragrance


Price: $6.50
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Customer Reviews

  • Author: b
    This is one (of only 2) sandalwood FOs I find myself reaching for again and again in scent blending. It's so close to real sandalwood essential oil, you almost can't believe it.

    PS- I meant to give this 5 stars, but clicked the wrong star and now I can't take it back :( This is definitely a 5-star fragrance!
  • Author: Angela Jensen
    This fragrance oil is THE BEST of any sandalwood-type I've ever used. It sticks, even in CP soap, and the smell just doesn't fade. After using the soap, it is the softest, lightly lingering scent on skin and it is simply...DELICIOUS. I won't even bother using any other sandalwood anymore. GREAT SCENT!!
  • Author: Danielle Forrester
    I thought I didn't even LIKE Sandalwood. I may still not. But I keep sniffing it to "check" it, despite the fact that I've "checked" it ten or twenty times, made a one pound test batch of it, and promised my sandalwood-hungry clients to include it in my fall lineup. This smells very, very, VERY true. Three pounds of soap with it in there is already promised away. And I may keep a bar for myself. I'm a believer; no need to keep testing others, which is good because all the ones I've ever smelled are not very good, but this one is.
  • Author: Connie Cochrane
    This was one of the FOs for my first purchase from OTS. I have purchased multiple Sandalwood FOs and none compare to this one! I used in a blend of coconut soy / coco apricot cream and it has fantastic HT! My next purchase will be 16 oz. I hope OTS NEVER stops carrying this beautiful Mysore Sandalwood!
  • Author: Tamara Creighton
    Honestly, this is THE BEST sandalwood I have ever found. Ditto to what other reviewers have said -- it smells exactly like sandalwood e.o. It is on the light side so I used a little more in my CP soap -- it sticks beautifully!