Sacred scents from Mother Earth
Sandalwood from Australia - Santalum spicatum
There are numerous species of sandalwood growing around the world. The Santalum spicatum tree mainly grows wild in Australia. Its scent is not quite as warm and sweet as Santalum album, but the Australian sandalwood is much cheaper and is often used as a comparable substitute.
Latin name: Santalum spicatum
Harvest location: Australia
Scent: sweet, spicy, woody
In contrast to its sister Santalum album, the Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) has an intensely spicy scent.
It comes from the heartwood of the Santalum spicatum and is harvested wild from trees that have died naturally. Most of the heartwood is over 50 years old, sometimes even much older.
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