Sandalwood Vanilla Scented Shea Butter Recipe
Sandalwood and Vanilla Beans
Sandalwood is a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and, unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades.
Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods for use. Sandalwood is the second-most expensive wood in the world, after African blackwood.
Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries.
Consequently, species of these slow-growing trees have suffered overharvesting in past centuries.
DIY Sandalwood Vanilla Solid Perfume
Yield: 2 -3
1 teaspoon almond oil
1 ½ teaspoons shea butter
1 teaspoon beeswax pastilles or shavings
20-25 drops sandalwood oil diluted in a carrier oil, or more for a stronger scent
30-35 drops vanilla oil diluted in a carrier, or more for a stronger scent
Add the almond oil, shea butter and beeswax to a double boiler.
Heat over medium, then pull the double boiler off the stovetop when the mixture is completely melted.
Add the sandalwood and vanilla oils and mix thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into desired containers and let cool until completely hardened.
Use within 8-9 months.
Author: Laura Heller