Latin Name: Santalum Album
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: India
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.
Sandalwood Essential Oil is used by aromatherapists to ease various skin & throat ailments. It is very useful as an aid in meditation, or used in religious ceremonies. Sandalwood is also thought create an exotic, sensual mood with its earthy, sweet & rich aroma.
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.