100% Pure Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Santalum Spicatum
Country of Origin: Australia
Aroma: Rich, woody, and buttery with a milder, less-sweet aroma than Indonesian Sandalwood
Perfume Note: Base
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Source: Wood, Western Australia
Blends Well With: Rose, Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium, Labdanum, Vetiver, Patchouli, Myrrh, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang
Description and Uses:
Sandalwood is said to have been used for over 4000 years as a perfume and temple incense. It is uplifting and relaxing and is beneficial for all types of skin. Traditionally burnt as an aid to meditation and much used in religious ceremonies.
Sandalwood essential oil creates an exotic, sensual atmosphere with a reputation as an aphrodisiac. It's an excellent skincare oil, useful for dry and damaged hair and as a body fragrance. Traditional uses include: antiseptic, emollient, soothing agent, astringent, and skin conditioner.
Sandalwood's Environmental Impact:
Because Sandalwood of Indian origin has become increasingly over-harvested and expensive (due to sky-rocketing demand and scarce supply), we've chosen to carry this Australian Sandalwood (and now Indonesian Sandalwood, as well) in its place. We consider this a better choice environmentally, and hope you'll give this oil a try as an alternative to the over-harvested and endangered Mysore Sandalwood. Although certainly milder and less sweet, it has a lovely, deep, exotic aroma and still maintains the qualities that make Sandalwood such a sought after oil in aromatherapy and perfumery.
Recipes Using Sandalwood Essential Oil:
8 drops rose essential oil
4 drops sandalwood essential oil
1 ounce jojoba oil or any carrier oil
Add all to a small glass bottle or roll on bottle, shake well, and apply to pulse points.
6 drops bergamot essential oil
3 drops sandalwood essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops ylang ylang essential oil