Pure, natural sandalwood powder. Sandalwood produces a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries. It is used extensively in worshipping the Deities, especially in summer as it has a cooling effect. This Sandalwood powder can be burned and produces the distinctive sandalwood scent very nicely, the powder can also be made into a paste and applied to the Deities to cool them in the hot summer months. Sandalwood has always had strong links with many of the worlds spiritual groups including Hinduism, Buddhism and Chinese and Japanese religions.