The Summit Vanuatu offers only the finest Sandalwood grown under our own supervision to ensure the highest quality standards available. Our Essential Oil is an authentic natural product and does not contain any artificial ingredients or adulteration of any kind. Our Santalum austrocaledonicum oil is rich in alpha and beta santalols which is what gives it such a beautiful aroma. This aroma can be enjoyed with this product by itself, or mixed with your favourite ingredients to make your own signature perfume.
You no doubt know how scarce and expensive it is to find and purchase real, unadulterated sandalwood oil today in the world. Everybody wants Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album) but there is not enough real and pure S. album to satisfy world demand. Our Vanuatu sandalwood ranks almost as high as S. album in many of its qualities, and in fact some people say they prefer Vanuatu sandalwood because of its sweet, rich, woody, warm and soft aroma.
Because of over harvesting and unreliable supplies of sandalwood in the world, added to the renowned quality of Vanuatu sandalwood, the Vanuatu Government has encouraged its farmers to plant sustainable, ethical plantations of sandalwood. The Summit is at the forefront of this model with over 110,000 trees planted on its own plantation, and is also supplying its genetically superior seeds and advice on top quality cultivation methods free of charge to growers in the islands. This is a good news story for the economic development of this small South Pacific nation as well as for all those millions of devotees around the world who know and love real sandalwood.
Sandalwood in all of its forms – oil, powder or water – has some of the best skin loving, and skin saving, qualities of all essential oils with its antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-spasmodic characteristics. Sandalwood has been used in the South Pacific islands for over 200 years, with its inhabitants being very savvy about its qualities as a natural perfume, as a natural therapy for their skin and body care, and for their spiritual and religious practices. They now want to share their bounty with the world.