Sandalwood Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Sandalwood Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Santalum album

Oil Overview

Sandalwood essential oil has a rich, balsamic, sweet fragrance with woody undertone. It is golden orange to pale yellow in colour. It has a medium viscosity.

Oil Sources

Originating in India, Sandalwood is extracted from the bark by the process of steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Santalol, santyl acetate and santalene.

Aroma

Earthy, Woodsy

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiphlogistic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Diuretic, Emollient, Expectorant, Sedative, Tonic

Possible Uses

Bronchitis, Depression, Dermatitis, Scar Tissue, Stress

Warnings

None

Detail of Warnings

Sandalwood is a safe oil to use.

Compatible Combination Oils

Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Myrrh, Palma Rosa, Patchouli, Rose, Vetiver

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