Australian sandalwood essential oil Essential Oils for skincare

About Sandalwood

INCI name
FUSANUS SPICATUS WOOD OIL
Essential oil name
Australian sandalwood essential oil
Origin
Australia
Part used
Wood/bark
Scent
Woody, oriental, rich
Extraction method
Steam distillation
Production
2500kg of wood for 45-50 L of essential oil*
* Franchomme, P. La science des huiles essentielles médicinales. (Guy Trédaniel, 2015).

About the plant

Latin name
Santalum spicatum
Botanical family
Santalaceae
Plant detail
There are lots of different species of Sandalwood, coming from a variety of countries from Indo-Malaysia to Australia. The plant is a small tree reaching 4-9 meters high. The bark is brown outside but white inside and the leaves are green. The fruits appear after 3 years. Sandalwood is commonly used to give background notes to perfumes.
Native region
Australia

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Widely known for its amazing therapeutic and medicinal benefits, Sandalwood Essential Oil is extremely popular in the world of aromatherapy.