Sandalwood by inessence

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Sandalwood Santalum album is considered sacred by many cultures and has been used in rituals, ceremonies and healing worldwide. Sandalwood incense is often burned during meditation and religious ceremonies as many believe the scent of sandalwood is considered to bring one closer to the divine. If you’ve ever smelt the aroma of true sandalwood, you’ll know that the scent itself is truly divine and I believe there could very well be a possibility of bringing one closer.

Sandalwood chips can be used to ‘smoke’ some foods and can be added to herbal scented bags for clothing, cars, etc. Many use the chips or powered wood on charcoal tablets that allows it to smoulder like an incense. The oil is used in skin care and for wellbeing.

I personally prefer to use the oil for various things including as a natural perfume, however, when I open the jar of sandalwood chips.. not many aromas can compare to the divine scent.


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  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesabout 2 years ago

    The brown tones you’ve used suit the subject perfectly Trudi and the bokeh gives it a “special” feel.
    Sandalwood is my favorite scent also. In Western Australia they grow an Australian variety, Santalum spicatum, but I personally prefer the fragrance of the Indian variety.

  • Thank you Linda. :) I’ve used Mt. Romances sandalwood on many occasions. I love the Australian Sandalwood too and found the only thing different from the Mysore sandalwood would be a very subtle aroma difference and the scent isn’t as long lasting. It still works for me though. lol I read somewhere that WA is now the worlds largest sustainable grower and exporter of Santalum album now as well as Santalum spicatum. Have you heard/read anything about it? xx

    – inessence

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenabout 2 years ago

    Really beautifully done, love the light and shadow, adding to the ‘mystery’ of sandalwood.

  • Thanks Tracy! :)

    – inessence

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thanks Sylvia. :)

    – inessence

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesabout 2 years ago

    15 July 2012

  • :)

    – inessence

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesabout 2 years ago

    15 July 2012

  • Thank you so much Linda. Deeply honoured to be featured. :) xx

    – inessence

  • walela
    walelaover 1 year ago

    Wonderful shot

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