Sandalwood Essential Oil
This sandalwood essential oil comes from the tree with the botanical name Santalum album. Sandalwood is currently a threatened species and because of that, is very expensive.
It comes from South India and grows in the Western Ghats as well as other areas.
What does sandalwood essential oil smell like?
A soft, exotic and woody scent.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Where has sandalwood been sourced from?
Native to tropical Asia with India producing the highest quality oils.
This particular sandalwood essential oil originates from India.
How is sandalwood essential oil extracted?
Sandalwood oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with sandalwood essential oil?
Sandalwood oil blends well with benzoin, black pepper, clary sage, clove, cypress, fennel, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, myrrh, palmarosa, patchouli and peppermint.
How can I benefit from sandalwood essential oil?
If you have skin troubles, you may like to try sandalwood.
Sandalwood oil is excellent for skin including dry, greasy, chapped, cracked, dehydrated and aging skin. The healing properties soothe and soften skin to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and fight acne, blemishes, eczema, itching, inflammation and scars.
It is a reputed aphrodisiac. Sandalwood is a calming and warming oil and tends to dispel feelings of anxiety, tension and confusion.
It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties helping to keep certain diseases at bay.
Plus it can assist with getting a good night’s sleep.
Sandalwood oil has a calming and harmonising effect, helping to reduce confusion and tension. Sandalwood oil is ideal in times of fear, stress and a hectic lifestyle.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Sandalwood essential oil is generally considered a non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.