Information on Sandalwood Fragrance oil
We offer this Sandalwood fragrance oil as an alternative to pure sandalwood. It contains synthetic santalol.
Pure sandalwood oil is becoming increasingly scarce, since the quality of the oil depends largely on the age of the tree that the oil is derived from. Unscrupulous dealers have almost destroyed the specie, and the trees (especially the aged trees) are now protected by the Indian government.
This Sandalwood fragrance oil should be used for the aroma in burners and as a fragrance addition to blends and cosmetics.
Pure Sandalwood essential oil was mainly sourced from India and extracted from Santalum album of the Santalaceae family and is also known as East Indian sandalwood, santal, saunders and sandalwood Mysore.
Sandalwood oil from Santalum album is currently being harvested and produced in Australia, but it remains a very pricey essential oil.
Sandalwood Mysore should not be confused with the cheap sandalwood known as West Indian Sandalwood or Amarys. Amarys essential oil has a completely different fragrance.
Though expensive, Sandalwood Essential oil has wonderful qualities for relieving both chest and urinary tract infections, while assisting the skin in promoting hydration and moisture and for the mind it creates a calming and harmonizing effect, while reducing tension and confusion.
Sandalwood fragrance oil has a woody, exotic smell, subtle and lingering. This fragrance oil is used in blends and cosmetics for its lovely smell and does not have any therapeutic properties of note.
Sandalwood is an evergreen, parasitic tree that burrows its roots into other trees. 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, when it is cut and distilled and the yellowish wood is sold in thin scrapings. It is agreed that the best sandalwood oil is from Mysore in India. The documented use of the wood goes back 4000 years and caravans carrying this wood from India to Egypt, Greece and Rome were a familiar sight.
Many temples were built from the wood and the Egyptians used the oil in embalming.
Sandalwood is much in demand as incense and has a calming effect during meditation.
Swahra yoga recommends it for the union of the senses and Tantric yoga for the awakening of sexual energy.
Once Sandalwood was used for making furniture and caskets, but as the tree is nearly extinct, it is only used for the distillation of oil.
Because of the threat of total extinction, this oil is now very well controlled in India – but has caused the price of this very fine oil to soar, and become one of the most expensive essential oils on the market – and for that reason we offer this fragrance oil.
This fragrance oil is a blend of various essential oils and synthetic fragrances to create the typical aroma.
Pure sandalwood essential oil is extracted from the chipped heartwood by steam distillation and yields 4 – 6.5 %.
Although this fragrance oil does not have any therapeutic properties, the therapeutic properties of pure Sandalwood essential oil are antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, sedative and tonic.
For our glossary and explanation of these therapeutic terms, please click here
The chemical components of our fragrance oil are kept secret by the manufacturer.
The main chemical components of pure sandalwood oil are santalol, santyl acetate and santalene.
Our Sandalwood fragrance oil imparts the amazing aroma of Sandalwood and can be used in a blend or cosmetic for this purpose.
Pure Sandalwood essential oil can be helpful for the nervous system, for chest and urinary tract infections, for sexual problems and for skin care.
It is considered a non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.
Sandalwood Fragrance oil is used to impart the mystical fragrance of Sandalwood and is used in burners, blends and cosmetics for fragrance only.
Burners and vaporizers
Sandalwood fragrance oil is used for the nice smell that mimics Sandalwood.
Pure Sandalwood oil can be used for its aphrodisiac effect, to help clear bronchitis, coughs, chest infections, asthma, insomnia, irritability, nervous tension, stress, tension, for relaxing and as an insect repellent.
Blended in Massage Oil or in the Bath
Sandalwood fragrance oil can be added to a massage oil or diluted in the bath to mimic the scent of Sandalwood.
Blended in a Cream
Sandalwood fragrance oil should be used as a fragrance enhancer in a cream or a lotion.