Our organic Australian sandalwood oil is a base note steam distilled from cultivated Santalum spicatum roots and heartwood. The woody and ethereal scent of sandalwood essential oil is used extensively in perfumery, aromatherapy, and body care. It has been used for centuries in skin care formulations for smooth and even skin tone.
The sandalwood cultivation plantations in Western Australia work closely with indigenous harvesters and regional conservation groups to reduce impact on native wildlife. They are also committed to reducing fresh water usage and utilize ashes from their boilers to balance soil health.
This base note has a soft, resinous aroma with beautiful woody undertones. With a low aroma strength, it can be easily overpowered by stronger scents. However, blending with supporting wood or resin based aromas can highlight the sandalwood scent helping it to shine.
This oil contains α-santalol, α-bisabolol, (Z)-nuciferol, and (E,E)-farnesol.
Santalol is the namesake constituent found in all sandalwood essential oils and α-bisabolol can be found in blue chamomile oil in variable quantities.
Blending and Uses
Sandalwood's deep, intoxicating notes have been used for meditation and spiritual acts for thousands of years, and the oil can be rubbed on sandalwood beads to enhance their scent or diffused in a room for ambiance. The scent of sandalwood is deeply calming for the emotions and promotes mental clarity.
This oil can be added to serums, creams, and body butters to help promote a healthy, even skin tone. It is a popular ingredient in formulations for mature skin. The aroma and skin supporting qualities blend well with other luxurious oils like rose, helichrysum, or frankincense.
Combine with orange, neroli, or ylang ylang in a diffuser for uplifting and fresh aromatic blends. As a base note it helps to extend the life of natural perfume blends. Other oils that blend well with sandalwood are black pepper, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine, myrrh, or palmarosa.
Our 5 mL, 1/2 oz., and 1 oz. sizes are packaged in an amber glass bottle with a reducer cap. We do not recommend storing essential oils with a dropper in the bottle.
This oil may interact with certain drugs. Avoid while pregnant. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified healthcare practitioner. Keep away from children and pets.
Before using perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back. Apply a small quantity of properly diluted essential oil and cover with a bandage. If you experience any irritation use carrier oil or cream to further dilute the essential oil on the skin, and wash with soap and water. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours, it is safe to use on your skin. Learn more about using essential oils here.