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Distillation is a process in which a liquid or vapour mixture of two or more substances is separated into its component fractions of desired purity, by the application and removal of heat will be richer in the components that have lower boiling points. Therefore, when these vapours are cooled and condensed, the condensate will contain more volatile components. At the same time, the original mixture will contain more of the less volatile material.

The word, "sandalwood" in English, or "chandan" in Hindi, evokes a world of ancient mystery, sanctity, and devotion. The first aroma of sandalwood oil is enough to produce a life long affection for the scent. It truly call up deep, amazing, unexplainable feelings about India and her sacred heritage. Curiosity about the world surrounding this divine scent led to the exploration of sandalwood groves deep forest merged with three states Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala.

The most valuable part of the sandalwood tree is the scented heartwood. If the tree establishes itself in a favorable location it will begin forming the heartwood after 10 years of growth. At that point the girth of the tree will be about 9 inches and its height 10 feet. After 20 years the heartwood begins to form rapidly and reaches its prime in the 50-60 year range at which point the tree will be about 2-3 feet in girth, and up to 60 feet high. The trees having reached this stage and considered ripe for harvest are uprooted not cut, as the roots are highest in oil content.

The Heart wood and Roots of the Sandalwood is first Chopped in the Band saw machine and further chipped and pulverized to the cores powder. The cores powder will be taken for distillation and it will be distilled 6-9 days to get the oil.

The Sandal Tree as if to prove,
How sweet to conquer Hate, love,
Perfumes the axe that lays it low.

-Rabindranath Tagore

A.M.Aromatic is having a specially designed Steam distillation for distilling Sandalwood with highly sensitive technology by fabricating latest type condensers with more tubes and surface area to condense the vapors and to avoid evaporating/damaging the most delicate ingredients of the oil. The distillation unit is equipped with 5 Stainless steel Extractors of loading capacity 5 tonnes of Sandalwood per batch in a single extractor, based this and availability of the wood we can distill up to 100 tonnes of Sandalwood per month. We can honor bulk orders up to 1 Metric tonne or more oil per year, but again it depends upon the availability of Wood. There is huge demand for supply of sandalwood due to lots of restriction and scarcity of the Raw material.

A.M.Aromatic is a License holder for distillation of sandalwood oil and to export the same all over the world to its customers. All the activities in procuring wood are legal and all exports are subject to sealed by the dept and Customs authorities after physically inspection of the containers.

The olfactory characteristics of sandalwood are legendary. The warm, sweet, slightly spicy precious wood notes present a harmonious blend which is at once distinct yet not over powering. The non-dominating fixative characteristics of the oil make it the ideal choice for creating attars and a wide range of other perfumes. It has the capacity to absorb the most ethereal notes of other plant materials, enrich and enliven them and give them back in a yet more beautiful form. In India the heartwood of sandalwood has divine status. The terrestrial sandalwood is said to be its representative on earth.

Traditionally sandalwood has been used for treating digestive complications arising from diarrohoea, nausea, colic and gastritis. It is listed as a carminative and digestive muscle relaxant. Its antiseptic properties have been successfully employed for treating gonnorrhea and leucorrhea. It has long been valued for treating these types of genito-urinary infections. Indigenous physicians observed that the oil and heartwood possessed antispasmodic properties and so utilized it for treating bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sore throat and related diseases. Its use in treatment of skin problems is legendary. It is an excellent moisturizer and nourishes all skin types.
“Distillation Is In Itself A Simple Natural Phenomenon. When You Look Above Your Head And See Clouds In The Sky, These Are But Evaporation Visible Shape.
And When You Walk At Dawn On Grass Dew, It Is On Night's Condensate."
Reference & Source: Mr. Christopher Mc Mohan- www.whitelotusaromatics.com

The Essential oils -Ernest Guenther Ph.D.–N.Y USA
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