Re: [SCA-Herbalist] No More Sandalwood?
- Always invest in organic sandalwood, too, since it's required to be sustainable. Here are some places to get ethical, organic sandalwood from.http://www.edenbotanicals.com/essential-oils-sandalwood-sea-buckthorn-spearmint-tea-tree-thyme-tuberose.html#sandalwood_orgTreasachhttp://MisticalAcScents.etsy.com
Organic, fair trade, handmade herbal treats and cosmetics.
Most Sandalwood and sandalwood oil doesn't come from the Middle East, as far as I know: it comes from India and Indonesia.
It's possible your fiancee was talking quotas like those described in this article:
Aura Cacia, which is the brand I mostly see in Whole Foods and other big scale health food shops, says it gets its sandalwood oil from Australia now: http://www.auracacia.com/auracacia/aclearn/eo_sandalwood.html
which is something to be aware of.
(I admit I'd rather pay more for Indian sandalwood oil, but since I don't have any lines on reputable oil importers, I'm not sure where I could find such things. *sigh*)
-- JenneOn Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 3:58 PM, kettabal <kettabal@...> wrote:
My fiance recently told me that several years ago, the Middle East has outlawed the production and sale of essential Sandalwood Oil.
Is this true? Where do we now get Sandalwood oil? As you all know, perfume oils are NOT the same.
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