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From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure Sandalwood oil, steam distilled from the heartwood grown
and distilled on the island of New Caledonia. This is a very wonderful Sandalwood, both for its therapeutic santalol content (an impressive 60%), and its incredible aroma. A sweet and woody aroma, between the Indian 'woody' and the Royal Hawaiian 'sweet'. Very highly recommended.*
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Sandalwood essential oil from the South
Pacific island of New Caledonia with a rich, warm, sweet aroma with a very clear Sandalwood character. The oil is high in 'santalols', the compounds which gives the oil its distinct characteristics. Its pleasing, well-rounded aroma is excellent for all uses of this essential oil.
Sandalwood makes a wonderful natural perfume in its own right, and we find this particular variety very well-balanced. This plantation grown austrocaledonicumspecies of sandalwood provides a cost effective and sustainable choice.
Sandalwood is used extensively in natural perfumery as a wonderful base note and fixative. It also acts to harmonize other aromas without overpowering. We've added this oil to a beautiful Vanilla CO2 essential oil, creating a rich, smooth and elegant blend, our 'Vanilla Island'. Adding a little Sandalwood to your own blends can have a similar effect.
The essential oil is considered useful to meditation and yogic practices for centering and calming the mind. The incense is burned in temples, and malas (or rosaries) used for mantra practice are made from the wood. More is available on the history of Sandalwood use...
Sandalwood Oil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, traditionally as a skin
tonic, and of course for yogic meditative practice. It may be beneficial for both acne and dry skin; it has also been used to treat chronic bronchitis.* The aroma of Sandalwood is sedative, with possible antidepressant effects. It has helped improve sleep in laboratory studies, where the oil was topically applied. Sandalwood may also be helpful in cases where depression has lead to sexual difficulties, and can support the nervous system and circulation.
Sandalwood has been the subject of university studies for its anti-anxiety, sleep enhancing, and anti-cancer effects. The anti-anxiety and sleep enhancing effects can be easily utilized simply by placing a drop on the wrists and massaging-in. The essential oil will naturally diffuse into the bloodstream, and its aroma will be noticeable for some time. Its anti-anxiety action also supports the immune system; one of the interesting features of immune cells is that they have receptor sites for neurochemicals. This implies that a healthy nervous system ~ generally being considered one that is free from stress ~ can lead to a healthy immune system.
The anti-cancer effect was studied in relation to skin cancer and UVB radiation exposure. The studies indicated Sandalwood oil has a significant effect in reducing the potential of skin cancer development. One study used a 5% topical solution 1 hour prior to exposure to ultraviolet rays to produce this effect.
|Diffuse or apply
topically. Can be worn undiluted as a natural perfume; excellent in skin care recipes at 1-5% concentration for dry skin.
||Sandalwood has been traditionally been used for enhancing meditation
and spiritual practice, and for skin revitalization. Has been shown in some studies to prevent particular kinds of skin cancer; also reported to reduce stress and improve sleep.
||Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic
reaction. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. San
|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils. Sandalwood Essential Oil blends well with: Eucalyptus
Radiata, Basil Oil, Peppermint
Oil and Pine Oil.
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are true therapeutic quality,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (most are organic or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about .75ml; exotic oils such as Melissa, Rose, Angelica and Jasmine are only a few drops. Ananda Aromatherapy offers wholesale essential oils direct to you. We forgo the use of separate wholesale and retail tiers in order to keep fine true therapeutic quality oils accessible to everyone!
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.