Sandalwood Essential Oil


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What is sandalwood essential oil?

Sandalwood essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of wood from the East Indian Sandalwood tree. It has an earthy, woody aroma and is golden in colour.

Sandalwood is a large shrub or tree often found in areas with dry clay or sandy soils. The flowers and wood from the plant are harvested for essential oils. It is a highly sought after essential oil and is often referred to as 'liquid gold'.

Origin and History

Sandalwood is native to India and has been used in medicine and cosmetics for over 4,000 years. Traditionally, it has been used for spiritual traditions, shrines, and jewellery.

Sandalwood essential oil was popular in medicinal remedies as an antiseptic and was used to treat headaches, stomachache and inflammation.

Today, sandalwood essential oil is used in aromatherapy, perfumes, and cosmetics.

Blending suggestions

Sandalwood essential oil has a woodsy and earthy scent and is used as a base note in blends. It blends well with other essential oils like lavender, jasmine, black pepper, geranium, bergamot and orange.

Here are a few blends with sandalwood oil:

Floral and woodsy aroma:

3 drops Lavender oil

3 drops Sandalwood oil

1 drops Orange oil


Spicy and woodsy aroma:

4 drops Cypress oil

3 drops Lime oil

2 drops Sandalwood oil


Sweet, floral scent with woodsy undertones:

3 drops Lavender oil

3 drops Bergamot oil

2 drops Sandalwood oil

1 drops Lemon oil

How to Store Your Essential Oils

Make sure to keep your essential oils sealed and out of direct sunlight. This will stop it from degrading over time and help prolong the quality. Keep the sandalwood essential oil out of the reach of children.

Safety Precautions

Sandalwood essential oil is generally skin safe when diluted in a carrier oil. We recommend to do a patch test on a small area of skin to make sure there is no irritation or sensitive areas.

Ensure the sandalwood essential oil is kept out of reach of children. Avoid contact with the skin directly as this could cause irritation to the skin.


What is the INCI name for sandalwood essential oil?

 The INCI name for sandalwood essential oil is Santalum Album.

Where does our sandalwood oil originate from?

Sandalwood essential oil originates from Australia.

Where we source it from and why?

We source our sandalwood oil from Australia but it is not Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum). It is Indian sandalwood (Santalum album), however the tree is grown in Australia.

We decided to source this oil from Australia due to concerns of sustainability, traceability and purity on the Indian market.

We found that a lot of the Indian sandalwood originating from India has been adulterated which compromises the purity. There was also no guarantee of sustainable practices.

What is sandalwood oil good for?

Sandalwood oil is a popular essential oil in aromatherapy as it is said to promote relaxation, mental clarity and reduce stress.

It is used in fragrance and perfumes for its warm woody aroma. It is also used in products like bath salts, massage oil and skin care.