Sandalwood essential oil comes from the roots of the trees. The tree must have matured to at least 35 years before the oil can be extracted. Growing mainly in India, the tree is in danger of extinction. It is a root parasite taking its nutrients from other trees and scientists are baffled at how it survives. The scent of the roots will cover a forest as it will adhere to other trees. Sandalwood has been used for centuries for various medicinal purposes. It prevents rashes after shaving, it is great for acne prone skin, and is also be used in religious ceremonies for calming people. Our marigold cleanser and flourish have sandalwood essential oil.