Happy Summer Solstice! Dance, sing, be happy, be warm! Eat greens and be with friends! Burn jumbo Citronella incenses to keep the critters away and go to festivals!
When all the noise is silenced,
The meetings adjourned…
The lists laid aside,
And the Wild Iris blooms
In the dark forest…
What still pulls on your soul?” ~Rumi
This time of year brings us to questions like these. Contemplations about life, endings, beginnings and what really matters. Family and being with loved ones is one thing that pulls at the soul…
The days are colder and when we at Violet and Company Incense are together now, we are burning sandalwood incenses. Any sandalwood incense is warm and woody, creating a cozy atmosphere. One of our favorites is Sri Rama Benzoin & Perfumery Works Sandalwood. It is a dry sandalwood that is slightly sweet and very delicious. Violet and Company Incense sells this in lots of 100 sticks (4 packets of 25 sticks each)-$3.00.
Sandalwood. It is a basic scent that most people know, even if they can’t put their finger on the exact scent. Sandalwood is in many things from incense, to cosmetics to perfume. Sandalwood inspires unity with the Divine, imposes a masculinity, blends well with other scents such as Patchouli or Rose and is a base scent for many incenses. It provides a solid wood base note that many other scents can climb up and ring off of. Many things can be said about sandalwood and it is a favorite scent here at Violet and Company.
Sandalwood is a type of tree from the genus Santalum. Popular sandalwood trees are Indian sandalwood and Australian sandalwood. Sandalwood is called Chandan in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Precious Chandan by HEM is a wonderful Indian sandalwood fragrance-very sweet. You can find it at Violet and Company by clicking on the link above. Sandalwood is known as Koh in Japanese. Mainichikoh is a favorite sandalwood incense by Nippon Kodo-very woody and spicy. Mainichikoh is a beautiful Japanese incense; the fragrance is perfectly placed with authentic oils and woods used to really capture the woody, hearty aroma of sandalwood.
sandalwood tree in Australia courtesy of waratahsoftware.com.au
Sandalwood plays large parts in the great religions of the world. Buddhism and Hinduism use sandalwood extensively. Neo-pagans also use sandalwood in rituals and meditation. Sandalwood resins are rubbed on the skin to scent the body or burnt on charcoal as a pure form of sandalwood incense. Sandalwood oil is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat mental health issues and by others to beautify skin. As always, if the oil is to be used, it should only be advised and controlled by someone educated in the uses of essential oils, as essential oils are potent distillations of plant matter and are very concentrated.
Violet and Company has the sandalwood for you-whether it is Mainichikoh, Yoga Sandalwood, Precious Chandan, Sandalwood resins, Suvarna Dhara or Mysore Sandalwood. If you don’t find what you want on the website, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find what you want.
References: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandalwood#Fragrance