Sandalwood Organic Essential Oil
Active Ingredient: a-Santalol:16.2% , trans-Farnesol: 13%
Botanical Name: Santalum Spicatum
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Sandalwood is an evergreen, parasitic tree that burrows its roots into other trees and it can grow up to 9 meters (30 feet) high and has a brown-gray trunk, many smooth slender branches, leathery leaves and small pink-purple flowers. It can take thirty to sixty years for a tree to reach full maturity. That is when it can be harvested and distilled. The harvest is strictly controlled and the wood is usually sold at government auctions which makes its very expensive.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear thick liquid.
Common Uses: Organic Sandalwood Essential Oil is believed to create an exotic, sensual mood with a reputation as an aphrodisiac. It also has extensive uses in the perfume industry as a fixative, and use in body care products for the fragrance it provides. In aromatherapy, Sandalwood is used to help combat bronchitis, chapped and dry skin, mood disturbances, laryngitis, leucorrhea, stress and stretch marks. It is said to have antimicrobial properties which makes it effective in treating skin conditions such as acne, oily skin and eczema.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver, and Rose.
Aromatic Scent: Organic Sandalwood Essential Oil has a rich, balsamic, sweet fragrance with delicate wood notes that add to it's reputation as a luxurious and exquisite oil.
History: Sandalwood comes from the Sanskrit word candanam the name is borrowed as the Greek sandanon. In Hinduism, Sandalwood is often used for rituals or ceremonies. Historically it has been used as an embalming paste in temples on idols. It is also a popular and commonly used incense material by the Indians, Chinese and Japanese in worship and various ceremonies.