Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum)


Origin: Australia

Description: Extracted from plantation trees, Sandalwood is a viable, environmentally friendly tree considered to have higher anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties This tree is parasitic, burrowing its roots into nearby trees to gain sustenance for the first seven years, leaving the other to die. To produce oil this tree must be over 30 years old, preferably around 40-50 years when it has reached its oil production peak.

Common Uses: Sandalwood may assist as an anti-depressant, sedative (nerves), antiseptic (urinary and pulmonary), anti-spasmodic, astringent, bactericidal, expectorant, fungicidal, infections, and stimulates the immune system. Assists and balances any skin type or condition (dry, aged, cracked, chapped), increases water retention of collagen, increases capillary circulation, connective tissue and dermis are strengthened and moisturized, benefits for psoriasis and eczema. It makes a wonderful hair dressing. Beneficial for decongesting the lymph system, pulmonary, heart tonic, cardiac fatigue, hemorrhoids, muscle spasms, sciatica, neuralgia, strengthens connective tissue. For bronchitis, catarrh, sinusitis, coughs (dry, persistent), sore throat, strep, staph, earaches, laryngitis, cholera, diarrhea, gastritis, nausea, cystitis, urinary, any inflammation or congestion of kidneys and bladder, aphrodisiac, impotence, menstrual problems, pelvic and prostate congestion, gonorrhea, increases fat metabolism (energy), assists digestion and a sedative. Assists depression, insomnia, stress and nervous tension, for obsessions, past ties, feelings of isolation and aggression, grief and egocentric behavior. Assists in removing negative programming from the cells, increases oxygen around the pituitary and pineal glands, supporting in cases of low self-confidence and fear.

Consistency: Medium

Blends well with: Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver and Rose.

Aromatic Scent: Sandalwood has a warm, sweet, rich, woody, exotic and lingering aroma. It is oriental, luxurious, and balsamic with deep & soft aroma. It’s aroma becomes deeper with age.

History: Sandalwood Australian – like all of the sandalwood family – is considered to be an exquisite oil, particularly as ethical harvesting has reduced available quantities. Some thirty species of sandalwood occur throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. Six of the species are native to Australia. One species, Santalum spicatum, is presently being harvested in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. The high value of the wood and the oil has led to a steady decline of native sandalwood trees and increasing efforts to establish plantations. 

Cautions: Sandalwood is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.

Sandalwood (ml)