Sandalwood is commonly known to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and is also commonly used in perfumery. It is calming, soothing and cooling. In India, Sandalwood is given divine status.
In an oil burner or diffuser - use a few drops in water as per the instructions for your appliance.
Description: Extracted from plantation trees, Western Australian 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.
Blends well with: any top or middle note essential oils. Favorites include: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver. It is also interesting to note that blending Australian Sandalwood with Rose essential oil makes for a great aphrodisiac blend.
Aromatic Scent: Sweet, rich, woody, exotic and lingering. Oriental, luxurious, and balsamic with deep & soft aroma.
History: 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. New Directions Aromatics continues to source their oil by ethical means including State sponsored auctions.
Colour: Golden Brown
Consistency: Medium to Viscous
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Botanical Name: Santalum spicatum
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam