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Latin Name:  Santalum album

Part of Plant:  Heartwood

Country of Origin: India

Method of Production:  Steam Distillation


Santalum album, commonly known as Sandalwood, a semi-parasitic evergreen tree that is a member of the Santalaceae botanical family.  The essential oil is produced by the steam distillation of the heartwood of trees that are usually at least 30 years old.  The wood is usually chipped, ground, soaked for 48 hours, then distilled for several days.  The resulting oil is sometimes called white, yellow, East Indian, or Mysore Sandalwood and is considered to be the best in the world.


Sandalwood essential oil has a rich woody aroma that is popular for use in perfumery and with both men and women.  It may assist with the appearance of skin when properly diluted and applied topically.  Try blending with Lavender for a calming after bath body oil.  Consider blending with oils like Frankincense, Neroli, Vetiver, or Patchouli for a relaxing diffuser blend.  


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.  

  • Add 5-10 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Dermal Max: 2%

Rare but possible skin reaction.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy



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