Hawaiian Sandalwood is a supremely precious and deeply aromatic tree. The species that grows here ~ Santalum paniculatum ~ is endemic to Hawaii's ecosystem, meaning it evolved over millenia distinctly from other Sandalwood species and is therefore truly unique. After nearly going extinct when the islands first became exposed to worldwide trade, 'Iliahi is now cared for by a few conscious growers who ensure its sustainable reforestation.
By its unique way of obtaining nourishment, Sandalwood teaches us to find the essence of our own nourishment deeply rooted within: as we are freed from a cycle of dependence, we are able to devote more mental energy to creative thinking. The richly aromatic wood also aids in grounding us and has a special affinity for the third eye, facilitating meditation and our spiritual connection with the universe.
'Iliahi ~ Royal Hawaiian *Sandalwood dust / Santalum paniculatum, Makko powder / Machilus thunbergii & Big Island *Vetiver hydrosol / Chrysopogon zizaniodes