There will be hefty fine if its Mango
The GOODNESS of SANDALWOOD.
The Oldest known Perfume is Sandalwood.It is mysore meaning sandal in Kannada the language of the state its known as Gandha.
The manufacture of soap from Sandalwood was one of the contributions from Sir.M.V the Dewan of the Princely State of Mysore.No where in India it was started as early as 1944.The Factory fell in to the lap of the Govt once the Princely State was merged in to independent India.The Soap manufactured from this wood has herbal qualities,removes skin rashes,soothes the skin and has anti static properties.This is the only soap in the world to have pure natural sandalwood oil,world over it has market for its herbal properties. There are over ten variates of this soap.Liquid soap for easy face wash or tub bath is also made.Natural oil is exported to many countries.
Mysore Carbolic Soap is made from pure vegetable oils & mild Anti-septic, disinfectant ingredients to give the soap users a pleasant and fresh feeling all day long.
Mysore Sandal Herbal care is a formulation of 1gram of essential oils and herbal fragrances, with neem extracts.The Scents of the 1g herbs which include Basil, Citronella,Clove,Eucalyptes,Geranium,Palmrosa, Rosemary and Ylang Ylang.
Incense Sticks are also called as Aggarbathis, a must stick to be lighted which gives the sandalwood fragrancees till it slowly sends smoke signal to God that we have not forgotan him in our daily busy life.The making of this stick is fully mannual and gives large employment to women who do it better than men.
Sandalwood oil has therapeutic and beauty enhancing properties which were recognized and have found mention in our epics and ancient texts like the 'Nirukta' (a Vedic commentary of 5 BC), Patatanjali's 'Mahabhasya'(100 BC), Kautilya's "Arthashastra"(200 BC) and in the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
The Factory is located near ISKON HILL TEMPLE on the PUNE HIGH WAY from Bangalore in the area very near to Rajaji Nagar - West of Chord Road.Public are allowed from institutions only.
In Bangalore a Visit to this factory is a must.
Sandalwood Smuggler VEERAPAN who was shot dead by police after he evaded his capture for over 40 years and after he had killed over 100 or more persons.The place where he roamed around and feared by all till he was killed is now a tourist spot and the only great hotel TAJ has a hotel atop the hill Murudeswar Hill.
NATURE HERE TELLS THERE IS NO CLIMATE CHANGE OR GLOBAL WARMING.
When I visited USA I carried several Sandal Soaps and at the Customs they screened my baggage and asked me if I had kept Mango's.
I told them NO.
They told me threateningly if they Find Mango's they would impose a hefty fine as MYSORE sandal soaps resemble the oval shape almost like Mango's.
Properties of Sandalwood Oil
1 ) Promotes Hydration and Moisture,Preventing Wrinkles.
2 ) Softens and makes the Skin feel so soothing.
3 ) Effective in Skin Dehydration has Anti Ageing property.
4 ) Effective in giving reliving Itching of the Skin.
5 ) It is an Astringent skin toner.
6 ) Acts effectively on Oily Skin Condition.
7 ) Removes Ugly Scars fights Skin Cancer.
8 ) Fragrance Reduces Tension and Stress.
9 ) Ideal if you have Depression,Fear,Nervous and Anxiety.
10 ) As it's Herbal no effect on the skin.
11 ) Since it's manufactured by Govt Factory you can trust the Product.
12 ) You can use it as a shampoo also as sandal Oil is good for the hair.
What Soap I must Use.
I use only Sandal Soap since 50 years.Whenever I go to buy soap I am tempted to use some other soap.I did make a change and purchased Lavender Soap and came home to have my bath the next day.The soap did not smell Lavender when I opened it in the bath room but it did smell perfectly Lavender at the shop where I purchased. There was no possibility of returning it to the shop so I tried using it and found it very hard.I had read on the soap cover it was for shampoo but I forgot and tried as a bath soap.After taking my bath with out using it as a shampoo I smelled my hand to see if it smelled Lavender but there was no smell.It did surprise me how a sandal soap smelled but not Lavender.
I was thinking and thinking where the smell had gone and I remembered the sales boy at the shop saying that Lavender Scent will last for 3 days.What they have done is perhaps spray a little of Lavender Scent on any ordinary soap and keep doing it once in 3 days till all the soap gets exhausted from the shelf.I had paid 4 times the price of my Mysore Sandal Soap to buy a soap which perhaps costed the shop keeper half the price of my Mysore Sandal Soap made in Bangalore by Govt of Karnataka and sold all over the world.
This was the soap that I carried to USA and it looked like a mango on the 'X' Ray screen to the custom inspector who told me that there will be a hefty fine if my soap turned out to be a Mango when he emptied the contents of my Cabin Bag to see my Mysore Soap which I was taking to my son.