Sanders Wood (aka. Australian Sandalwood) is a fragrant brown wood obtained from the Santalum genus. Native to western Australia, these trees are a commonly employed substitute for Indian Sandalwood. Though it may not be on equal foot as to its Indian cousin, Sanders Wood if often employed in making sandalwood essential oil and is remarkably superior to Lal Chandan when it comes to fragrance. Smoke produced by burning Sanders Wood is a little more earthy and not quite as sweet as S. album, however it still makes a wonderful and affordable incense. If you are not overly picky with your sandalwood, then it is worth giving Sanders Wood a chance. It is associated with the Air element and Mercury is thought to be its celestial body.
Santalum spicatum is native to Southwest Australia.
West Australian Sandalwood, Australiskt Sandelträd (Swedish)
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