Aroma: Dry, woody, smooth, and warm
Latin Name: Santalum album
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Wood
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Base
Consistency: Slightly viscous liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Relaxing, warming, aphrodisiac
Suggested Use: Sandalwood scent has been used to help calm stress. In perfumery, it is prized as a sensual warm base note.
In body care products, sandalwood gives moisturizing and skin rejenerative benefits. Dilute properly with topical use.
What is the difference between East Indian sandalwood and Australian Sandalwood?
Indian sandalwood has been overharvested and S. album is an endangered species. Australian sandalwood is more sustainable and also more affordable. Indian sandalwood has a dry-woody and smooth scent. Australian sandalwood smells less smooth and more smoky.
Sandalwood is quite expensive and has a very intense aroma. Aromaland offers both types of Sandalwood at 100% or at 10% diluted in jojoba carrier oil.
History: Sandalwood is one of the oldest known perfume materials. In the East, it has long been used as a sacred incense.
Specific Safety Information: Note for internal use. Dilute all essential oils properly with topical use. Some essential oils may be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.