Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled, blended in certified organic Jojoba Oil
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. The harvest is strictly controlled and the wood is usually sold at government auctions which makes its very expensive.
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow clear thick liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Organic Sandalwood Essential Oil has a rich, balsamic, sweet fragrance with delicate wood notes that add to it's reputation as a luxurious and exquisite oil.
Common Use: Organic Sandalwood Essential Oil 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. In aromatherapy, Sandalwood is used to help combat bronchitis, chapped and dry skin, mood disturbances, laryngitis, leucorrhea, stress and stretch marks. It is said to have antimicrobial properties which makes it effective in treating skin conditions such as acne, oily skin and eczema.
Spiritual Use: this highly spiritual and sacred Oil awakens sensuality, invokes calmness and deep relaxation. This state allows for greater intuition and sense of awareness, particularly when opening up to and learning unconditional love. Opens cellular memory of past live experiences.
What Chakra is connected: Root and Sacral
History: Sandalwood comes from the Sanskrit word candanam the name is borrowed as the Greek sandanon. In Hinduism, Sandalwood is often used for rituals or ceremonies. Historically it has been used as an embalming paste in temples on idols. It is also a popular and commonly used incense material by the Indians, Chinese and Japanese in worship and various ceremonies.
Cautions: Organic Sandalwood Essential Oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.
**All our organic essential oils are for external use only. Before using essential oils contact a qualified Aromatherapist. The information on this page is for educational purposes only, it is not meant to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose of any disease or condition, it is not prescribe in any way.
Do not use during pregnancy.