Organic Sandalwood oil (Santalum Spicatum)
During the 1990's the Australian government and private sector recognised the impact that the decline in Indigenous wild sandalwood would have and responded to this decline by stimulating the establishment of a plantation industry for Western Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum).
Australia is now home to an estimated resource of 20,000 hectares of Santalum spicatum plantations.
The Dutjahn Homelands – These are isolated desert parts of Western Australia and the pristine forest spreads over a massive geographical area.
Santalum Spicatum is endemic to these lands.
Working with the local Aboriginal community, they have planted out over 100 hectares of Sandalwood Trees, these are all managed by the local community, with all proceeds from sales going back into the development of the project and facilities for the Aboriginal community to improve schools, healthcare and the quality of life. Sandalwood has been used in tribal ceremonies for centuries and is intergral to the Aboriginal way of life.
Unfortunately, wild stands of all native sandalwoods are highly vulnerable to illegal logging by poachers seeking to make a quick financial gain from these scarce resources. This means that a high percentage of sandalwood oils traded internationally are produced from illegal wood with many buyers and end users of this oil completely unaware.
The added certification standards of Organic mean that the whole chain of custody is monitored, so you can be sure that your oil has come from a legal and sustainable source.