Our ingredients

All ingredients in Dr. Hauschka products have a function and a purpose. Careful thought goes into the selection and sourcing of the raw materials as well as the way in which the individual ingredients are combined to form complete Dr. Hauschka products. And our ingredients always adhere to the highest quality standards.

Sandalwood

Sandalwood

About sandalwood

Most people know of sandalwood from their travels to India. No one who has travelled to this colorful country will ever forget its characteristic scent. It permeates rooms and lingers on clothing. The fragrance comes from certain sandal trees, of which there are about 25 species worldwide. These are natively found in the Indian subcontinent, Australia, from Hawaii to New Guinea and in the Philippines, and have certain qualities in common.More

Ingredients in Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream

In all Dr. Hauschka formulations, the fragrance complements the product’s purpose. This makes organically certified sandalwood essential oil the ideal choice for Dr. Hauschka Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream. The oil offers a sense of calmness and supports the soothing effect of the lavender. Wood sorrel extract has a balancing, harmonizing effect, while premium olive, macadamia nut, apricot kernel and avocado oils fortify the skin’s barrier function. Thanks to this body cream’s soothing effect, following application, skin is balanced, silky-soft and smooth.

Why is sandalwood used as an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

A tree’s fragrance normally comes from its blossom. The fact that the sandalwood tree concentrates its essential oil in its wood is a clue to its effect. Unlike airy floral fragrances, the fragrance of sandalwood conveys a sense of stability. The floral quality concentrated in the solid wood demands durability.More

Sandalwood essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil
Wood sorrel extract
Wood sorrel extract
Olive oil
Olive oil
Lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil
Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream

Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream

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Full list of Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream ingredients
Water (Aqua), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Alcohol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Glycerin, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oxalis Acetosella Extract, Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Fragrance (Parfum), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Fusanus Soicatus Wood Oil, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Eugenol*, Benzyl Salicylate*, Coumarin*, Citral*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Hectorite, Cetyl Alcohol, Sucrose Stearate, Sucrose Distearate, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Xanthan Gum.

*component of natural essential oils

If you allow yourself to fully take in a fragrance with all your senses, you can look beyond the initial impression of the scent and the instant reaction of like or dislike. The plant's entire universe opens up to you. It is this that we focus on when choosing sandalwood as a ‘piece of the puzzle’ when creating a product.

Annette Greco
Head of Product Development at Dr. Hauschka Skin Care

Origin, cultivation and processing

The sandalwood essential oil used in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products is obtained from sustainable, certified organic forestry in Australia. Tree nurseries in the tropical regions in the north of the country propagate the Australian sandalwood trees (Santalum spicatum) and their host plants, both of which are cultivated together. The trees are therefore given the necessary conditions for optimal growth.More

Sandalwood - Dr.Hauschka

In aromatherapy, the fragrance of sandalwood is used to help combat excessive mental strain. The harmonizing fragrance is soothing, relieves tension and helps people find their inner peace.

Sandalwood - Dr.Hauschka

To harvest the heartwood for steam distillation, the felled tree trunks used to be left lying on the ground for nature to take its course—white termites would attack the bark and the soft sapwood. A few months later, only the cleanly-stripped hard heartwood remained.

Sandalwood - Dr.Hauschka

Sandalwood essential oil is calming and purifying. Traditionally it has been used internally to help treat minor urinary tract infectionsAnd inhaling the steam is thought to help coughs.

Sandalwood - Dr.Hauschka

Sandalwood is so popular that natural stocks have been strongly decimated, especially in India. Each year, the Indian government issues felling licences that are subject to strict conditions.

Sandalwood

About sandalwood

Most people know of sandalwood from their travels to India. No one who has travelled to this colorful country will ever forget its characteristic scent. It permeates rooms and lingers on clothing. The fragrance comes from certain sandal trees, of which there are about 25 species worldwide. These are natively found in the Indian subcontinent, Australia, from Hawaii to New Guinea and in the Philippines, and have certain qualities in common: their wood contains essential oils and they are classed as semi-parasites. The trees obtain some of their nourishment from the root systems of neighbouring plants, but can also survive alone, without a host plant. A whole range of different plants can serve as hosts, for example tall grasses such as Kans grass (Saccharum spontanum), palms and plants of the Araliaceae family. On contact with the roots of the host plant, the root tips of the sandalwood saplings form organs called haustoriums, which penetrate the roots of the host. As this grows, nodules up to two centimeters(3/4 inch) in size are formed which allow the sandalwood tree to take over the host roots. The sandalwood tree draws so much nourishment from the host plant that the latter struggles to grow.

Sandalwood essential oil is obtained from sandal trees from India and Australia. These grow to heights of between one and ten meters (three to 32 feet), are evergreen, flower throughout the year and are not fussy about where they grow – whether in fertile valleys or on dry mountainsides; the sandal tree thrives anywhere. Indeed, the scent of its wood seems to be more intense the dryer and poorer the soil it grows in. Its leaves are large and leathery, somewhat like laurel leaves. Its unscented flowers usually have four petals, which look yellow on opening but gradually take on a deep red color. They grow in clusters at the tips of the branches.

The sandalwood essential oil obtained from the reddish heartwood contains a number of substances including the sesquiterpene alcohol santalol and santalen, a sesquiterpene. It is purifying, toning and stimulating. The essential oil plays an important role in the perfume industry. For example, the sandalwood water generated during steam distillation is used to give a masculine note to aftershave. In addition, sandalwood chippings supplement chewing tobacco and are suitable for smoking on charcoal. Incense sticks can also be made from the ground wood: wood meal is mixed with a binding agent, such as gum Arabic, and charcoal then rolled into sticks and dried.

Sandalwood

Origin, cultivation and processing

The sandalwood essential oil used in Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products is obtained from sustainable, certified organic forestry in Australia. Tree nurseries in the tropical regions in the north of the country propagate the Australian sandalwood trees (Santalum spicatum) and their host plants, both of which are cultivated together. The trees are therefore given the necessary conditions for optimal growth. Every year, new, species-rich plantations are created so that sandal trees of different ages are simultaneously available. The sought-after essential oil is obtained by felling trees with an age of 15 to 17 years. Machines strip the trees to leave only the hard heartwood. After this is chipped and ground, the essential oil is obtained using steam distillation. It takes about 44 pounds of sandalwood to produce 35 fluid ounces of essential oil. The distillation process is exceptionally lengthy: the sandalwood is distilled at just over 212°F for up to 100 hours.

Sandalwood
Sandalwood

Why is sandalwood used as an ingredient in Dr. Hauschka products?

A tree’s fragrance normally comes from its blossom. The fact that the sandalwood tree concentrates its essential oil in its wood is a clue to its effect. Unlike airy floral fragrances, the fragrance of sandalwood conveys a sense of stability. The floral quality concentrated in the solid wood demands durability. Instead of a strongly emanating scent, sandalwood emits a subtle fragrance that warms the soul, touches the heart and leaves you feeling grounded. Only when it is applied to the skin does it develop into a delicately effective force that gently envelops the senses and offers a feeling of calmness.

Sandalwood water contains the water-loving part of the distillate and helps tone skin and give it vitality.