I have a friend who is an organic skincare specialist and works with essential oils. I think some of us who work magick(because we are so in tune with nature) could do with some of this information... she posted this in a forum I frequent and I thought I'd share:
"Hi Everyone, just wanted to flag up the issue about unsustainable skincare ingredients. Because of large-scale cosmetic companies and perfumery and the food flavour trade, many essential oil plants/trees are threatened with extinction.
The 2 main oils to 'boycott' are:
Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)
Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album)
If you wish to research this for yourself, please check out websites such as IUCN Red list: http://www.iucnredlist(dot)org/
Here's the info for Rosewood: http://www.iucnredlist(dot)org/details/33958/0
and Sandalwood: http://www.iucnredlist(dot)org/details/31852/0"
... I've seen some spells and anointing oils that suggest using rosewood and sandalwood, so if we can please be aware of this and consciously look for substitutions to keep from using these oils to preserve the supply...