Our Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood comes from a regenerative organization protecting the native sandalwood tree on Big Island, Hawaii. Started by the Lee brothers almost a decade ago, this organization has stewarded extensive private land in Hawaii as a sanctuary for thriving Hawaiian sandalwood trees - growing, distilling and continuously replanting native Hawaiian sandalwood.
Royal Sandalwood is a species unique to the Hawaiian islands called Santalum paniculatum. It is sweeter and softer than most traditional sandalwood species and confers a beautiful, sensual aromatic base in natural perfumery. Looking at the chemistry of Hawaiian Sandalwood, the oil is rich in therapeutic santalols, typically found at around 90% and above. When we purchase this precious extract, we support regrowth of the Santalum paniculatum tree in the wild regions of these protected lands.