Sandalwood, Santalum album heartwood formation occurs when the tree starts to grow older and larger, with the heartwood being filled with aromatic oils in increasing concentration with age, in short decades you get a yellow oily heartwood that has volatile creamy florals, in many decades you get a dense reddish heartwood that is rich beyond words, and up to over a century or more, gets you the densest, resin rich heartwoods that are brown to even shades of black, which the chinese describe as “blackmeat”. Often or not, the heartwood diameters of “black meat” sandalwood are above one feet, one can only imagine how old or how huge the trees had to be to give heartwoods of such grades.
Specially milled Premium black meat Mysore sandalwood grains for direct heating or monkoh style of heaters. Versatile and useful for even making a potpourri.
Treasure this material well, as it is no longer available from the wild, all we have are the precious remnants that have been left to our generation by our forefathers, and perhaps you might want to keep some for the future generations to enjoy.