Regular price $42.00

Santalum spicatum
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Olfactive Experience
Creamy, warm, and woody, befitting an ancient temple

Centered, peaceful, enlightened

Sandalwood offers fragrance to the subtle bodies, instilling a state of alignment between physical form, mind and spirit. A raw aromatic wood whose olfactive qualities have been treasured since antiquity, it grounds us in the world’s sensuous and unaffected beauty for an experience of simplicity and reflection.

Sandalwood’s delicate, fresh scent is associated with the divine and can be used to conjure a sense of sanctuary. It is capable of awakening kundalini energy that links the base and crown chakras. Aboriginal Australians have used the wood, oil, and seed of the sandalwood tree for thousands of years for its relaxing, calmative, and soothing properties. It is also used in preparation for walkabouts, a rite of passage through which adolescent males seek spiritual transformation by journeying alone into the wilderness.

Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s Sandalwood chips are sustainably harvested from naturally fallen deadwood - that is, sandalwood which has naturally died and is collected from the desert floors of Western Australia, where the tree is native. All wood is harvested mindfully and respectfully in compliance with strict quotas and guidelines put in place by the FPC to protect the wild species. 

Our supplier participates in a regeneration program that aims to plant 3.5 million new seeds each year in Western Australia, with the goal of easing demand on wild harvested sandalwood trees through new cultivations and ensuring a more sustainable future. They also collaborate with local aboriginal communities, providing training and employment opportunities in the harvesting of the wood. 


Burn Sandalwood.
Carefully ignite clean burning charcoal over a hot flame using a heat-resistant utensil until the corners and edges of the briquette glow red. Place the charcoal inside an incense burner and top it with a piece of Sandalwood.

A collaboration with nature

We believe in fostering curiosity and reverence for nature’s biodiversity, employing a scientific and holistic approach to our creations that inspires a reconnection with our most primordial sense and elicits a shift in consciousness.

Nature is our ultimate guide

With profound admiration for botanical species native to climate zones across the world, we strive to spread awareness about the need to conserve the beautiful lands that allow these plants to thrive while giving back to local and indigenous communities that have cultivated them for centuries.

Conscious sourcing

To ensure efficacy and an experience of the highest quality Bio Alchemy Olfactive travels the world to source each botanical ingredient and offering, working closely with farmers, ethnobotanists, harvesters, distillers, and surrounding communities.

Traceability and sustainability are integral to our work. The botanical materials that make up our collection are sourced with an eye towards sustainable growth practices, mindful cultivation and extraction, and reverence for the cultural traditions that have dictated their use for centuries.

All products are formulated in Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s private lab with exclusively sourced ingredients. Each bottle is hand poured, labeled and packaged. Our packaging, from shipping boxes, water activated tape, and protective wrap to shipping labels are plastic free and made from 100% post consumer waste with recycled ink, making them fully recyclable and naturally biodegradable. No forests are damaged in production.

Products packaged in glass vials are intended for reuse and are tied with hand spun natural Peruvian alpaca twine from the women of a small community with whom we work.

We prioritize eco-friendly and responsibly sourced packaging materials in effort to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible.

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