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Created under the guidance of our Masters and global experts, you can expand your knowledge of sandalwood with our range of educational materials including video masterclasses, online modules (coming soon) and guest workshops. Delve into sandalwood's past, understand its chemistry, or immerse yourself in its properties, to imagine bold new applications for the future.
Our online self-guided modules are intriguing and digestible, designed for everyone from students to senior professionals in any field, particularly those in the fragrance, skincare, and consumer health spaces. With topics ranging from fragrance chemistry and cosmetic research to botanical characteristics, you can select the modules that capture your imagination, and go at your own pace.
For a sample of what is to come, explore the link below.
Explore the chemistry that delivers sandalwood’s (Santalum album) olfactive warmth, and the creamy-wood aroma for which it is renowned. From elongating a fragrance and enhancing sillage, to cosmetic and psychological benefits, you'll learn more about the chemistry that has made sandalwood a fragrance mainstay for millennia.
Discover the unique properties of the sandalwood tree, from its hemi-parasitic attributes to the beneficial compounds in its bark, leaves and heartwood that deliver valuable cosmetic benefits. In this one hour overview you'll explore the tumultuous past that saw it plundered to near extinction in the wild, prompting a forestry feat - reimagining the species in cultivated forests in Australia's tropical north.
Story of Sandalwood
While the story of sandalwood (Santalum) is said to have begun in Australia, this tale is an epic spanning millenias; a golden thread linking countries and kings, crossing civilisations and philosophies across the globe. From a fragrance to please the gods, a potent balm to relieve headaches, an unperishable wood-fragrance commodity to be traded, and everything in between, this is the history of sandalwood.
Join our growing list of educational partners by booking a workshop for your colleagues or students. Our experts illuminate the far-reaching properties and cutting-edge research of this extraordinary ingredient, Indian sandalwood.
Our experienced industry experts can provide guest workshops and presentations for schools, industry bodies and conferences. By sharing our knowledge of this ancient ingredient, we endeavour to create new possibilities with sandalwood. Find out more about our team.
Dr. Dhanushka (Danny) Hettiarachchi is a pharmacognosist and a natural products chemist with over 15 years’ experience on research and product development in essential oils and plant lipids used in cosmetic, healthcare, fragrance and flavour. Danny specialises in sandalwood and is is currently the expert witness on sandalwood for the Government of Western Australia. He is a charted chemist at the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and serves the International Standards Institute (ISO) committee on essential oils and the technical advisory committee of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists. He has also authored over 20 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, and is a regular speaker at international conferences on cosmetics and essential oils. Danny is an experienced educator, having supervised a number of doctoral and postgraduate students by serving as a research fellow at the University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University, and is an industry supervisor at Sri Jayewardenepura University Sri Lanka.