Using a blend of modern technology and traditional Hawaiian cultivation methods, Hawaii Sandalwood is helping to restore our native Hawaiian forests and at the same time create a line of world class sandalwood products.
Seeds are planted in greenhouse. After six months, a host plant is introduced to the sapling to assist in its growth. The full seed-to-sapling process takes around one year.
After about a year, the sandalwood sapling and host are planted into the ground.
Sapling grows into full-grown tree over coming decades. Due to the lengthy growth cycle, we have not yet harvested a tree of our own planting. Average age of harvested trees is 45 years old, when less than 50% of their canopy remains.
Trees that meet the criteria of a dead or dying tree are harvested and cut into small chunks, ready for chipping.
Wood is run through chipper and prepared for distilling process.
Chips are placed into distillation vats and run through lengthy and technical distillation process.
The Final Product!
After distillation, both the Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil and Hydrosol are collected and go through a series of tests to ensure that they meet our exceptional quality standards.