Description: Indian Sandalwood Oil contains highest level of Santalol compared to other genus of Sandalwood Oil and is most costly in comparison as well among the sandalwood family. The origin of oil we sell depends on the batch in stock at the time of ordering, please contact us before ordering if you must know the exact origin.
This sandalwood oil is commonly known as Mysore Sandalwood oil, Mysore the region where Santalum Album has been grown for more than 2000 years. Due its popularity and scarcity, other countries and regions have planted this specie in many parts of the old including South Asian regions. When comparing our oil with oil from other sources it’s best to compare GCMS report and distillation date to get more insight of our sandalwood oil.
The finest Sandalwood is distilled from heartwood of a mature tree at least 30 years of age. It has a Rich, sweet, woody, creamy, buttery and balsamic aroma.
Botanical name : Santalum Album Lin
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 : India
Main Constituents: The composition of sandalwood essential oil can vary depending on factors such as the species of sandalwood, the geographical region it’s sourced from, and the extraction method used. The main active compounds in Indian sandalwood essential oil, derived from Santalum album, are typically sesquiterpene alcohols, which give the oil its distinctive aroma and potential therapeutic properties. The primary constituent of Indian sandalwood essential oil is usually α-santalol. Other sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpene alcohols are also present in varying amounts. Some of the main constituents found in 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 Oil (Indian/Mysore- Santalum Album Lin) 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 Oil (Indian/Mysore- Santalum Album Lin). Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.
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