Nestled in the midst of the sandalwood forest region of Karnataka, the city of Mysore is renowned for its production of the fragrant sandalwood products and is commonly referred of as the sandalwood city of Karnataka. Mysore sandalwood is reputed all over the world for its quality and fragrance. The twigs and the bark of the semi parasitic sandalwood tree are used to produce various products like cosmetics, perfumes, incense sticks, essential oils and powered talc. The tree is also of herbal and medicinal value. The soap industry has profited through the production of the Mysore Sandal Soap that has created a niche for itself in the international market.
Mysore Sandal Soap
The Mysore sandal soap is manufactured by the KSDL Company, which utilizes the original sandalwood oils. Sandalwood has a therapeutic effect on skin problems and is endowed with antiseptic properties. The essence of the Mysore sandal soap has also aided the company in gaining popularity in the soap market. The company produces various products of Mysore sandal soaps. The Mysore Sandal Rose Soap, Mysore Sandal Classic Soap and the Mysore Sandal Baby Soap are some of the reputed products of the sandalwood soap industry. The baby soap contains almond oil and natural sandalwood oil that take precious and tender care of the soft and delicate baby skin.
The rise in the use of sandalwood from has led to the tree being endangered from extinction. The tree has been declared as the protected species leading to the rise in the prices of the rare Mysore sandalwood.
Last Updated on 9/14/2011