Sandalwood Essential Oil (Australian)
- Product Code: EO-S03
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £8.50
Australian Sandalwood essential oil (Santalum spicata) is increasingly being used as a more sustainable and environmentally responsible alternative to Indian Sandalwood oil (Santalum album).
Australian Sandalwood is a small, shrubby tree native to Southwest Australia. It is grown commercially in ethically-managed plantations that are tightly regulated by the Western Australian Government and Department for Conservation and Land Management.
Australian Sandalwood essential oil is steam distilled from the tree’s stem, branches and rootball. Although it has a slightly different aroma and chemistry to Indian Sandalwood it is believed to have similar therapeutic properties.
Australian Sandalwood essential oil has an extremely tenacious soft, woody, balsamic, sweet aroma, with a dry, spicy, resinous top note. Like Indian Sandalwood oil, it also features in many leading perfume brands.
- Species: Santalum spicata
- Plant family: Santalaceae
- Origin: Australia
- Note: Base
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Sandalwood essential oil has a soothing, balancing effect on all skin types. It helps to hydrate and rejuvenate dry, and mature skin. It can help to soothe irritated and inflamed skin conditions such as acne, eczema and dermatitis. It can also help to balance oily skin and assist in the healing of wounds.
Sandalwood oil has relaxing, sedative properties that can be helpful for stress, anxiety, nervous tension and depression. It is often used in meditation to quieten and calm the mind.
Sandalwood essential oil is particularly useful for cystitis and other urinary tract infections. It is also useful for respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, coughs, congestion and spasm. The oil has aphrodisiac powers that are especially beneficial for sexual problems related to stress, anxiety or nervous tension. Its relaxing, sedative effect is also useful for treating tension headaches and insomnia.
Blends well with:
Benzoin, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Rose