Sandalwood Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Sandalum album
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam
Description: Sandalwood is an evergreen, parasitic tree that burrows its roots into other trees and it can grow up to 9 meters (30 feet) high and has a brown-gray trunk, many smooth slender branches, leathery leaves and small pink-purple flowers. It can take thirty to sixty years for a tree to reach full maturity. That is when it can be harvested and distilled.
Color: Golden Orange with brown tones
Consistency: Medium to Viscous
Aroma Strength: Medium
Blends well with: Sandalwood blends well with most oils. The list includes Clove Bud, Lavender (All types), Geranium (All Types), Patchouli, Jasmine, Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress (All Types), Fennel, Frankincense, Galbanum, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Pepper Black, Peppermint (All Types).
Aromatic Description: Sandalwood is a rich, balsamic, sweet fragrance with delicate wood notes that add to it’s reputation as a luxurious and exquisite oil. History: The documented use of Sandalwood goes back 4000 years to India, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Many temples and structures were built from Sandalwood and the Egyptians used it in embalming. This practice has steadily decreased to the point where Sandalwood East Indian is now only being used for the distillation of oil. The largest reason for this is the over-harvesting of the tree coupled with the 30 year period required for the regeneration.
Cautions: No known toxicity.