Genuine Sandalwood Mala
I cannot express how much I love the mala I purchased from buddhistmala.com. Where do I start?? It is exactly what I wanted and even better than described. I had been looking for a genuine sandalwood mala for a few weeks. At first I thought, I’m going with the cheapest option available: Ebay. After contacting several sellers, I realized that what I was going to get was some cheap beaded necklace with NO scent… I really wanted a quality mala with a natural scent..and I wasn’t going to get it by reaching for the cheapest options on the net.
So as I googled away looking for other purchasing alternatives I stumbled upon buddhistmala.com. First of all after searching literally more websites than I can count, this is the first one I came across with such a vast array of choices. And the pictures and measurements gave an REALLY great description of what one can purchase.
At first I thought, hmmm this IS a bit more than I wanted to spend but reading the descriptions for items it was clear that you were getting what you pay for….quality. The website also informed me that those $10 sandalwood malas I had looked at on other various websites where probably cheap and soaked in sandalwood oil…meaning that it would probably fall apart relatively soon and that it would probably have a lovely scent….for about a week…then nothing. I read this and was like What?! I wanted to get it for cheap but I also expected a quality product.
So after a day of pondering I decided, hey why not spend a little more if it’s going to be worth it. So I get my mala in the mail and seriously I am in love. Firstly, you can tell by looking at it that it is extremely well made. Mine is pure sandalwood with three beautiful red jasper beads. And second, the smell!!! It’s heavenly. Not overwhelming, not annoyingly subtle. Purfect potency of scent. To top it off it came with a very lovely mala bag…not that I am ever taking this off lol.
Anyway, really I cannot sing the praises of my purchase from buddhistmala.com enough. I buy a lot of stuff online and I don’t ever write reviews for anything….but in this case I made an exception. Very satisfied with my purchase!