Description: African Sandalwood Oil is the most economical alternative to East India Sandalwood Oil or any Sandalwood oil category. The content level of Santalol is the lowest compared to all other genus of Sandalwood Oils we carry and therefore the cost tends to be lower as well.

Osyris Lanceolata is grown in mid-Eastern parts of Africa.

Sandalwood oil – Osyris Lanceola (standard grade): Santalol level is the lowest amongst other grades of Osyris Lanceolata therefore we call it standard grade. Combined ?- Santalol and ? Santalol levels are in high single digits.

Botanical name : Osyris Lanceolata

Plant Part: Wood

Extraction Method: Steam distilled

Odor and Appearance :Sandalwood oil is highly viscous and has a long-lasting, sweet and woody scent that it gets from santalol, the main aromatic component found in the sandalwood tree.

Country of Origin: Tanzania

Main Constituents: Some of the main constituents found in African sandalwood oil are α-Santalol, β-Santalol, Epi-β-Santalol, Nuciferol, Farnesol, Santalenes.

Common Uses: Key characteristics and uses of sandalwood essential oil include:

Aromatic Properties: Sandalwood essential oil has a rich, woody, and sweet aroma that is highly prized in perfumery and aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy: The oil is often used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance mental clarity. Its calming scent is believed to have a positive impact on emotional well-being.

Skin Care: Sandalwood essential oil is used in skincare products due to its potential benefits for various skin conditions. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, making it suitable for addressing acne, dry skin, and minor skin irritations.

Spiritual and Religious Practices: Sandalwood has a significant role in various spiritual and religious practices. It is commonly used in incense, rituals, and meditation to create a serene and peaceful environment.

Natural Perfumery: The oil’s distinct fragrance makes it a popular ingredient in natural perfumes and colognes.

Aphrodisiac Properties: Sandalwood essential oil is sometimes associated with aphrodisiac effects and is used in various love and intimacy blends.

Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Properties: Some studies suggest that sandalwood essential oil may possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, potentially contributing to its skin-soothing effects.

Relaxation and Sleep Aid: The calming aroma of sandalwood oil is often used to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality when used in diffusers or diluted in carrier oils for massages.

Note: Sandalwood’s classification as a middle and base note makes it a versatile ingredient in perfumery.

Blend Well With: Lavender, Bergamot, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Frankincense, Rose, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Jasmine

Contraindications: Sandalwood (African – Osyris Lanceolata) essential oil is considered safe to use. Just like many other essential oils, it is wise to use this oil after dilution with a carrier oil, as it can be sensitive and irritating to the skin. Before you use oil on your skin, it is advisable that you conduct a patch test before making it a routine.

Do not use internally, unless directed by a physician. For pregnant women and nursing mothers, it is safe to consult first with your physician before using Sandalwood (African – Osyris Lanceolata) essential oil. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.

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