Botanical Name: Santalum spicatum Origin: Australia
Our organic Australian sandalwood oil is a base note steam distilled from cultivated Santalum spicatum roots and heartwood. This base note has a soft and woody aroma that is popular in perfumes, skin care, and aromatherapy. Australian sandalwood essential oil blends well with mandarin, rose, cistus, benzoin, or jasmine.
Australian Sandalwood represents an ecologically responsible alternative to traditional Indian Sandalwood. A report published in the Journal of Essential Oil Research stated: "analysis showed that Western Australian sandalwood is related to East Indian sandalwood in terms of constituents."
Australian Sandalwood, Santalum spicatum, is presently being produced in a sustainable, environmentally-responsible manner through ethically managed plantations. Western Australia is home to the world's largest sustainable Sandalwood reserve - 1.6 million kilometers, or roughly 3 times the size of France. Efforts are also underway to involve Aboriginal communities in equitable business partnerships that will provide income to these ancient indigenous residents as well as position them to accept greater responsibly over the environmental management of this valuable native resource. In addition, Australian Sandalwood harvests are subject to strict governmental regulation and oversight by the WA Department of Environment and Conservation.
Blends Well With Benzoin, black pepper, chamomile, cistus, clary sage, clove, geranium, grapefruit, fennel, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, vetiver, and ylang ylang
Packaging Our 5 mL, 10 mL, 1/2 oz., 1 oz., and 2 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.
Label Updates We are currently transitioning to an oil-resistant label for our essential oils. If ordering more than one oil you may receive both types of labels as we make this transition. Our new labels are a poly-base and printed in full color in-house.
Precautions This oil may interact with certain drugs. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.
Before using topically, perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back by applying a small quantity of diluted essential oil and apply a bandage. Wash the area if you experience any irritation. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.