Botanical Name: Santalum album
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Sandalwood is an evergreen, parasitic
tree that burrows its roots into other trees and it can grow up to 9
meters (30 feet) high and has a brown-gray trunk, many smooth slender
branches, leathery leaves and small pink-purple flowers. It can take
thirty to sixty years for a tree to reach full maturity. That is when it
can be harvested and distilled.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear thick liquid.
Common Uses: Sandalwood East Indian Essential Oil is
used by aromatherapists to create a sense of harmony of body and mind.
It also has historical applications as an aid in meditation for
religious ceremonies. Sandalwood East Indian is believed to create an
exotic, sensual mood with a reputation as an aphrodisiac. It also has
extensive uses in the perfume industry as a fixative, and use in body
care products for the fragrance it provides.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver and Rose.
Aromatic Scent: Sandalwood East Indian Essential Oil
has a rich, balsamic, sweet fragrance with delicate wood notes that add
to it's reputation as a luxurious and exquisite oil.
History: The documented use of Sandalwood goes back
4000 years to India, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Many temples and structures
were built from Sandalwood and the Egyptians used it in embalming. This
practice has steadily decreased to the point where Sandalwood East
Indian is now only being used for the distillation of oil. The largest
reason for this is the over-harvesting of the tree coupled with the 30
year period required for the regeneration. As with all of our oils, we
acquire our oils ethically from the Mysore Region. In this case it is
through State sponsored auctions in India.
Cautions: Sandalwood East Indian Essential Oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.Warning: Keep out of reach of children.
Highly concentrated, dilute properly before use. Keep away from eyes
& mucous membranes. Not For Internal Use. If pregnant, seek
professional advice before use.