King of Woods - Indian Sandalwood Candle


Supple & sublime, conjuring golden sun and warm ochre earth.

The sensory elegance of Indian sandalwood, grown and distilled by Heartwood, instantly calms ambience, mind & mood.

Let it linger.


A velvety blend of Indian sandalwood, cashmere, amber, deep woods, musk, and spice transports you to the warmth of Heartwood’s spiritual home in the far north of Australia.

A cult fragrance figure, Indian sandalwood is beautifully complex with a spicy yet sweet sensuality that is at once uplifting and grounding. This distinctive aroma is a slow-burn, with Sandalwood’s gradual evaporation rate making it a natural fixative for long-lingering allure.


“What sort of king is he who has no sandalwood in his house?” – PUNAVADANA C. 250 AD.

The timeless tradition of weaving the scent of sandalwood into sacred ritual unfolds globally. The scent of sandalwood is believed to catalyse a connection to the divine, to calm the mind and encourage focus. Within Hindu temples, Indian sandalwood is mixed with turmeric and ash to form the 'Tilaka' between the eyebrows, a pursuit to open the third eye to wisdom. 

Declared a ‘royal tree’ in 1792, Indian Sandalwood’s sacred properties are supported by a complex scientific composition of sesquiterpenes called alpha and beta santalols. When the scent of sandalwood is inhaled, the santalols enter the bloodstream and work to alleviate stress, promote sleep, enhance mental clarity and induce bliss. Read more here.

Burn time: up to 65 hours

Our candles are made with 100% natural soy wax and Indian sandalwood grown, harvested and distilled by Heartwood for Heartwood.


325mL / 11oz


Before lighting your candle each time, trim the wick to approximately 5mm.

Burn for 2 hours at a time, or until the wax pool reaches the edge of the glass.

Poised to complement your candle-lit ritual, we invite you to enjoy our guided meditation with Anna Varga.


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