The Government Sandalwood Oil factory was established by the Maharaja of Mysore His Highness Nalwadi Krishna Raja Wodeyar and Diwan Sir, M. Visvesvaraya, during the year 1916 at Mysore, to extract Sandalwood Oil from Sandalwood. The Maharaja of Mysore was keen to propel Mysore State on the Global Map, by introducing “THE WORLD’S BEST NATURAL SANDALWOOD OIL” and to make it as a “FRAGRANCE AMBASSADOR OF INDIA”. The first experiment for extraction of Sandalwood oil from Sandalwood was successfully conducted in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, under the leadership of Prof. Suddourough and Prof. Watson. The high quality Sandalwood oil with British Pharmacopeia was introduced to the world by the Government Soap Factory, Mysore.
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