Sandalwood (Santalum Album)
One of my favorite oil: sandalwood oil. I just love the aroma and velvet feeling it leaves on my skin - it always manage to uplift me, sooth and give confidence.it is one of the oldest known perfume materials, dating back to at least 4000 years of use. This is one of the universal oils, which is used as traditional incense , as a cosmetic, delicate perfume and embalming material for centuries.
It is produced by water or steam distillation from the roots and heartwood of the Sandalwood (Santalaceae (Santalum Album), Synonyms: White Sandalwood, Yellow Sandalwood, East Indian Sandalwood, Sandalwood Mysore, Sander-Wood, Santal (oil), White Saunders (oil), Yellow Saunders (Oils) originally native to tropical Asia. At the present time India is the main essential oil producer, also some oil is produced in Europe and USA.
Bulk Market Price: 3500 USD per 1 Liter
A pale yellow, greenish or brownish viscous liquid with a deep, soft, sweet-woody balsamic scent.
Blends well with rose, violet, tuberose, clove, lavender, black pepper, bergamot, rosewood, geranium, labdanum, oakmoss, benzion, vetiver, patchouli, mimosa, cassie, costus, myrrh and jasmine.
Principal constituents: about 90 per cent of santalols, 6 per cent sesquiterpene hydrocarbons: santene, teresantol, borneol, santalone, tri-cyclo-ekasantalal.
Actions: antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic (urinary and pulmonary), antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, expectorant, sedative, tonic.
Non-irritant, non-toxic in dilution of less than 2 per cent.
Skin Care: Acne, dry, cracked, and chipped skin, aftershave (barber’s rash), greasy skin, moisturizer.
Respiratory System: Bronchitis, coughs, laryngitis, sore throat.
Digestive System: Diarrhea, nausea
Genito-urinary System: Cystitis
Nervous System: Depression, insomnia, nervous tension and stress-related complaints.
Caution: Do not take sandalwood essential oil internally.