Sandalwood (Royal Hawaiian), Special Aged Essential Oil

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Country of Origin:
United States
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Latin Name:
Santalum paniculatum
Certified Organic

About the Oil: This Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil is an almost magical Sandalwood with an exceptional level of alpha and beta santalols and the most divinely sweet, long–lasting aroma we've experienced.

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Santalum paniculatum is only found on the Big Island of Hawaii and is also called Mountain Sandalwood. S. paniculatum is a shrub or small tree 3 to 10 meters in height with greenish-blue leaves. Its flowers are sweet smelling and usually clustered at the ends of the branches, and the mature fruits are black to purple. Sandalwood trees are root-parasites, which means that they derive additional nutrients from neighboring host plants by means of specialized roots called "haustoria".

In the early 19th century, Santalum paniculatum and three other endemic species of sandalwood were severely over-harvested for the commercial export of their fragrant heartwood. Due to the slow growth of these trees and continued human disturbance, this species is uncommon in the native forests of Hawaii.


Sandalwood essential oil from Hawaii is called 'Royal Hawaiian' Sandalwood for its exquisite aroma. The essential oil is steam distilled from the heartwood of Sandalwood trees grown on a family-owned plantation. This rare and precious Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood is the most deeply-sweet of our Sandalwood varieties and perhaps the most feminine. It's character in this regard is truly unmatched.

NOTE: It is common to find oils distilled from the wood of Santalum lanceolatum and Eremophila mitchelli fraudulently sold in the marketplace as "Sandalwood" essential oil. However, neither the aromatic compounds nor the therapeutic attributes are similar enough to true Sandalwood to act as a substitute.


The long history of Sandalwood in the cultural and spiritual life of Asia is enormous. The wood has been: carved into furniture, temples, and religious icons; burned as incense in Buddhist and Hindu temples; and used in Tibetan and Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine(s), just to name a few of its many uses.

Long before its therapeutic qualities were known, Sandalwood essential oil was used in yogic and other meditative practices to harness stillness of mind and unity of being. With a history of 4,000 years of use, Sandalwood essential oil is one of the oldest known perfume components.

Therapeutic Properties


  • strengthens
  • enlivens


  • protects mucous membranes
  • soothes irritation
  • softens skin
  • prevents moisture loss
  • cools
  • reduces redness
  • diminishes swelling
  • neutralizes microbes
  • firms and contracts exposed tissue
  • tones and restores venous circulation
  • promotes the healing of tissues
  • helps heal burns and wounds
  • encourages cell regeneration
  • reduces scarring
  • minimizes stretch marks
  • neutralizes insects
  • Recommended for dry skin, oily skin, blemished skin, aging skin. Specifically good for psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, scalp irritations and after–sun care.


  • neutralizes microbes


  • aids in the expulsion of mucous
  • stimulates the bronchi
  • quells coughs
  • protects mucous membranes
  • soothes irritation
  • diminishes swelling


  • relaxes cramping


  • relaxes cramping
  • settles digestion
  • increases absorption in the intestines
  • promotes normal peristalsis
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • calms nausea
  • neutralizes microbes
  • promotes urination
  • helps maintain kidney action


  • increases veinous circulation


  • reduces swelling
  • helps move lymph fluid


  • firms and contracts exposed tissue
  • prevents moisture loss
  • tones and restores venous circulation
  • promotes the healing of tissues
  • protects mucous membranes
  • soothes irritation
  • neutralizes microbes
  • diminishes swelling


  • increases sexual desire
  • enhances sexual performance


  • calms the nervous system
  • lessens anxiety
  • reduces stress
  • uplifting
  • mood elevating
  • promotes sleep


  • Sandalwood oil is cooling and primarily indicated for conditions of a hot nature.


  • Long considered the oil of choice for meditation, Sandalwood is reputed to quiet mental chatter. Sandalwood has a great effect on spiritual development related to the crown chakra, and it also links the base and crown chakras. Its aroma is relaxing, uplifting, soothing, and may improve mood.
  • Sandalwood essential oil is high in sesquiterpenes, a class of compounds which have been studied in Europe for its effects of stimulating the pineal gland. The pineal gland is responsible for regulating sleep, so using Sandalwood oil may induce and improve sleep cycles as well as enhance dream activity and dream recall capacity. The pineal gland is also responsible for the limbic region (emotional center) of the brain. This makes Sandalwood great for helping to balance the emotions, specifically when emotional states are hot and agitated or when reacting to others with aggression or irritation. It also makes it a good oil for dealing with fear, stress, and a hectic daily tempo.
  • Its aphrodisiac effect may be due to its psychological effects (the lessening of the mental aspects of sexual dysfunction or anxiety about intimacy) as well as its effects on the circulatory system (increased veinous circulation). Sandalwood may also be helpful in cases where depression has lead to sexual difficulties and aids in making human contact and overcoming isolation.


  • Direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, steam inhalation
  • Inhale to experience the psychological and subtle energy effects of sandalwood. Its anxiety–reducing effect also supports the immune system; immune cells have receptor sites for neuro–chemicals (which implies that a healthy nervous system–one free from stress–can lead to a healthy immune system).


  • massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, douche, ointment, skincare
  • Constituents alphasantalol and betasantalol have been shown to have a sedative effect. For more pronounced anxiety reducing and sleep enhancing effects simply place a drop on the wrists and massage until it is absorbed. The essential oil will naturally be absorbed into the bloodstream.
  • Sandalwood can be added as a moisturizing ingredient to dry or aging skin care formulas or simply diluted in a carrier oil such as avocado or rosehip (at 15% concentration). Alternatively, it can be added to oily and blemish control formulas or diluted in a carrier oil such as jojoba or hazelnut (at 15% concentration).
  • Australian sandalwood oil is found to be particularly effective as an aftersun care ingredient by helping to reduce UV-induced inflammation; it inhibit enzymes responsible for the inflammatory response.
Aromatherapy Details

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood oil is extremely rich, woody, sweet, and full-bodied with long lasting tenacity–a truly fine Sandalwood oil.

Sandalwood is used extensively in perfumery as a base note and fixative. It makes a wonderful natural perfume as a single oil, blends well with almost every other oil, and acts to harmonize blends that need softening without overpowering them.


Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.