I have a very rare sinking black mysore sandalwood root here that i plan on distilling . Its 1.2 kilos and will make some heavenly oil if there ever was one . Black sandalwood like this is the highest grade of sandalwood and for it to be sinking as well is really a jewel . You can see in the photos the black outer part and then as it goes closer to the inner wood it becomes lighter . This is how the root wood protects itself from rotting but also as time goes by it changes the resins and oils to become more influenced by the soil were its undergoing its slow transformation , as time goes by all the not resined/oils wood dies away and the oils/resin/spirit of the wood condense , like coal to diamonds this process is really slow but it makes jewels out of the wood thats left . This is also what makes old kynam and kyara so precious or the soil formations as there can be a few formations of kyara and kynam . The smell of aged old roots are different from heartwood and in my up coming distillation of this root i will just distill it as i would like to highlight the unique character of this precious aroma. Such a soft smell full of milk and honey , earthy ethreal dignified grace , a cool calming vibration , if there ever was a smell of a dirt road while it just starts to rain this would be it !! I was thinking of distilling it with a sinking heartwood but that came from the me wanting to get a yeild of oil when i think about what would a masterpiece of a oil be made from it would say to me forget how much oil just distill this log and have a tiny jar of divine dew drops , let it age and listen to it over time , let its memory fill you with its light . This is what i long for in a oil , to let it uplift me to the higher realms . A oil make from this kind of wood can bring you there it whispers softly . This coming full moon ill distill the wood dust of this mysore for 3 days using distilled water programed with shungite , emeralds and gold , adding just a dash of himilayan pink salt . 1.2 kilos of this kind of sinking wood should net me 4 % im hoping so.. if im lucky maybe ill get 50 grams of oil . This wood is 2 dollars a gram so the oil would cost me 48 usd a gram production cost . Which is not crazy considering the present state of sandalwood . Ive been extremely lucky to be able to get this wood from the gov warehouse in india . This particular log has been sitting there for a very long time and who knows how old it is . In any event its vintage wood from a bygone Era. I will posts photos and videos of the distillation when i do it . I may part with a tiny bit of the wood as it would be great to share some of this caliper of wood with the community . Really amazing for kodo ceremonies or heated on the very lowest of settings and bringing the heat up from there after time . Here is a pic of the beads i made from this black wood strung together with my emerald carving all sinking beads , was really amazing to carve the beads and smell the wood as it turned , just divine .