Sandalwood: Santalum album (L.)
Why sandalwood? Sandalwood has a long history of both religious and ritual use in India, and has been used for centuries as a perfume. Famous for its long lasting heavy, sweet, and woody aroma, sandalwood essential oil is often used in cosmetics, candles, and soaps for its cleansing qualities and popular scent. Sandalwood can also promote radiant and healthy skin.
Quality Assured: Sandalwood S. album essential oil is typically sourced from wild trees, but due to overharvesting and very little organized replanting, S. album is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. As a result, the Apothecary Shoppe only sources sandalwood from a sustainable sandalwood plantation in northern Australia. It’s important to us that we exclusively source from distillers and suppliers who utilize ethical and sustainable farming practices. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
Independent third-party lab reports including GC/MS and pesticide testing results are available upon request. Please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the essential oil Latin name and lot number; results include a comparative analysis with ISO and the Pharmacopeia when available.
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Benefits: Sandalwood aromatherapy essential oil is a perfect choice for your “before-bed” blend to encourage a calm and peaceful atmosphere. It also has many purifying qualities and can be used in a bath or compress.
Regulatory Status: Sandalwood essential oil is not listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Sandalwood:
benzoin Styrax benzoin
bergamot Citrus aurantium var. bergamia
black pepper Piper nigrum
cassia Cinnamomum cassia
clove Syzygium aromaticum
geranium Pelargonium graveolens
jasmine Jasminum grandiflorum
labdanum Cistus ladaniferus
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
myrrh Commiphora myrrha
oakmoss Evernia prunastri
patchouli Pogostemon cablin
rose Rosa damascena
vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides
Geranium Pelargonium graveolens oil: 10 drops
Grapefruit Citrus paradisi oil: 10 drops
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia oil: 10 drops
Lemon Citrus limonum oil: 5 drops
Sandalwood Santalum album oil: 5 drops
Base oil: 4 ounces
Blend the essential oils with the base oil. Shake well. Massage into abdomen twice a day, with a clockwise direction, starting at the bottom right.
Do you love the woody and fresh scent of sandalwood essential oil? Enjoy this free video on making bath salts with sandalwood with Dorene Petersen, President and Founder of the Americans College of Healthcare Sciences.