Sandalwood Essential Oil (Indian / Agmark)
- Product Code: EO-S02
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £14.00
Our Indian Sandalwood essential oil is distilled from the pulverised heartwood and major roots of a small evergreen tree that is native to southern Asia. The tree, which is also known as East Indian or White Sandalwood, is highly prized for its wood and Sandalwood oil.
The main production area is Mysore in south India, however over-harvesting and deforestation mean that White Sandalwood is becoming very scarce. Because of the threat of extinction, Sandalwood harvesting is now officially controlled by the Indian Government, and only mature trees (over 30 years old) are allowed to be harvested. Our Sandalwood oil is only sourced from Government licensed distilleries that conform with Agmark regulations.
Sandalwood has been used for over 2500 years in India, for spiritual and cultural ceremonies and also in Ayurvedic medicine. It is one of the oldest known incense materials.
Sandalwood essential oil has a warm, sweet woody aroma, with spicy, balsamic undertones. It is enjoyed by men and women alike, and widely used in the perfume industry.
- Species: Santalum album
- Plant family: Santalaceae
- Origin: East India
- Note: Base
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Sandalwood essential oil is excellent for maintaining healthy skin. It has soothing, balancing, hydrating and rejuvenating properties that are beneficial for all skin types. It can be helpful for oily skin, acne, and itchy, inflamed skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema.
Sandalwood oil has relaxing, uplifting and antidepressant properties that are beneficial for stress, anxiety and depression. It can also help to ease irritability and frustration. Its deeply relaxing qualities are popular in meditation to help quieten the mind and increase focus.
Sandalwood essential oil is excellent for urinary tract infections and is the first choice for soothing the symptoms of bronchitis and other chest complaints. It is a powerful aphrodisiac, particularly if sexual problems are caused by stress or anxiety. Its calming effect can also help prevent tension headaches and relieve insomnia.
Blends well with:
Bergamot, Black Pepper, Rosewood and Vetivert