Aside from questions of ethics and sustainability, pure Sandalwood essential oil is hugely expensive. If I used it in my soap I'd have to quadruple the price of each bar! So instead I'm using a blend of essential oils from trees of the same genus - Santalum. Sandalwood commercial blend oil is an essential oil obtained from steam distillation of chips and billets cut from the heartwood of various species of these trees. A little cocoa powder and turmeric provides colour evocative of the woods from which the essential oils originated. The combination of five carefully-selected base oils - coconut, sweet almond, apricot kernel, olive and shea butter - together with all the naturally-occurring glycerin, make this a wonderfully gentle and moisturising soap with an unbelievably luxurious creamy lather. Suitable for hands, face and body. Vegetarian and Vegan. All my soaps are handmade and hand-cut, so each bar is unique. The weight stated is the minimum weight - most bars will weigh a bit more. A batch number is printed on each bar. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Allow to dry out between uses. Handmade soaps get better with age and if stored properly can last up to 3 years, although some fading of fragrance and colour is likely.
Coconut Oil (Sodium Cocoate), Olive Oil (Sodium Olivate), Sweet Almond Oil (Sodium Almondate), Shea Butter (Sodium Shea Butterate), Water (Aqua), Glycerin (naturally-occurring), Apricot Kernel Oil (Sodium Apricot Kernelate), Sandalwood Commercial Blend Essential Oil (Parfum), Cocoa Powder (Theobroma Cacao), Turmeric (Curcuma Longa). The essential oil naturally contains Alpha-Isomethylionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamal, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool