- INCI name
- FUSANUS SPICATUS WOOD OIL
- Essential oil name
- Australian sandalwood essential oil
- Part used
- Woody, oriental, rich
- Extraction method
- Steam distillation
- 2500kg of wood for 45-50 L of essential oil*
About the plant
- Latin name
- Santalum spicatum
- Botanical family
- 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
Our expert Dr Françoise Couic Marinier tells you all about essential oils.
Widely known for its amazing therapeutic and medicinal benefits, Sandalwood Essential Oil is extremely popular in the world of aromatherapy.
Benefits of Sandalwood Essential Oil
1. Mental clarity
Sandalwood Essential Oil is a great natural remedy to promote mental clarity and cognitive function, allowing you to stay calm under stress and see things more rationally.
Sandalwood essential Oil can help speed up skin and muscle repair by inducing contractions in soft tissues. The oil is particularly effective at healing sensitive areas, as it works very gently.
Sandalwood Essential Oil is a gentle antiseptic which can protect the skin from future infection.
Many essential oils such as Grapefruit Oil and Oregano Oil also have strong antibacterial properties that work to prevent infection.
Active compounds in Sandalwood Oil, such as Santalol, work to effectively reduce inflammation. Sandalwood Essential Oil can provide headache relief as well as healing digestive and circulatory system problems.
Sandalwood Essential Oil has calming properties. Smelling the Essential oil can help to create a feeling of relaxation and peace, reducing problems linked to anxiety or depression. These calming effects can even help patients suffering from long-term hypertension, and work to reduce blood pressure levels.
What is Sandalwood Essential Oil used for?
For dry skin, Sandalwood Essential Oil can provide your epidermis with the ultimate replenishment. As an emollient, it has powerful hydrating effects on the skin, penetrating deeply to deliver an intense dose of moisture.
Sandalwood Essential Oil gently tones and tightens the appearance of wrinkles.
For other anti-ageing Essential Oils, look to Frankincense Oil and Lavender Oil.
With its calming compounds, Sandalwood Essential Oil has an unparalleled ability to renew the complexion. Whether it is psoriasis, eczema, rosacea or even pigmentation, Sandalwood works to soothe the epidermis and even out skin tone.
Where does Sandalwood Essential Oil come from?
Native to India, Sandalwood is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 9 metres high.
Sandalwood Essential Oil is extracted through a process of steam distillation, producing a woody, intoxicating oil that looks like liquid gold.
History of Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood Essential Oil and its use for both medicinal and cosmetic benefits have been recorded for over 4,000 years, making it among the oldest-known materials.
A godly ritual
Sandalwood Essential Oil was believed to have been used in the bathing rituals of Hindu Gods. It is even written that the most powerful Goddess, Lakshmi, resided in a Sandalwood Tree.
In ancient Egypt, Sandalwood Essential Oil was used in the embalming process thanks to its preservative properties.
Facts about Sandalwood Essential Oil
A yogi pleaser
Sandalwood Oil is in high demand as an incense, and is strongly recommended during Swara yoga for its ability to unite the senses.
Age is just a number
It is said that the best, most aromatic Sandalwood Oil comes from the oldest trees.
In the past, Sandalwood was used in order to make furniture and caskets, but today the tree is almost extinct, so it is only used for the distillation of oil. With its woody and exotic aroma, Sandalwood Essential Oil is a natural healer to benefit your skin, mind and health.