Sandalwood (Santalum album) WILDCRAFTED sanctioned * RARE * Essential Oil

$50.00
  • Sandalwood (Santalum album) WILDCRAFTED sanctioned * RARE * Essential Oil

Sandalwood (Santalum album) WILDCRAFTED sanctioned * RARE * Essential Oil

$50.00

The finest Sandalwood is distilled from heartwood of a mature tree at least 30 years of age. Sandalwood trees were prolific in India at one time but over harvesting and no replanting to keep up with demand placed it in a near extinction protected status. Difficulty sourcing authentic South Indian Sandalwood resulted in other varieties of Sandalwood from Australia, Indonesia, and Hawaii, becoming alternative choices.  Because of scarcity South Indian Sandalwood Mysore oil is tightly regulated by the Indian government.  And alas, it is not inexpensive.

Aromatherapy use of Sandalwood includes balancing dry and oily skin and is said to benefit conditions of acne and in men’s after shave skin care.  It is often included in anti-aging skin care regimes and makes an excellent addition in creams and lotions targeting fine lines.  Because of its exquisite fragrance it is an emotionally soothing and relaxing aroma beneficial for combating stress, anxiety and depression, and is revered in meditation and spiritual blends.  
Sandalwood is known for its aphrodisiac effect, especially in a blend with Rose Otto or Jasmine Sambac oil. Try a few drops in a nebulizer or diffuser, a few drops in the bath, in a massage oil blend or cream.  Sandalwood oil helps clear bronchitis, coughs, colds, chest infections, asthma, insomnia, nervous tension, stress, eczema, psoriasis, irritability and as an insect repellent. 
There are very few oils that this sandalwood does not blend well with. The aroma of this Sandalwood oil speaks volumes; smooth with divine notes covering both ends of the spectrum.  Masculine, creamy, buttery, sensuous, warm, euphoric, feminine…these are but a few descriptive examples of why true South Indian Santalum album Sandalwood from Mysore is so beloved and versatile in perfume blends. If you are a connoisseur of Sandalwood we suggest obtaining as much as your budget permits to satisfy your current enjoyment and then properly store the remainder away for its aroma to increase in depth and richness as it ages.  
Because of its rarity, Sandalwood is one of the most (if not THE most) adulterated essential oil in the world. We tested many samples in the search for authentic south Indian Sandalwood Mysore. The GC-MS performed on this Sandalwood revealed Santalol <Z-alpha> 47.98% and Santalol <Z-beta> 21.06%.  Detection and identification of all other compounds are included in our full GC-MS report and were found to be natural occurring and true for south Indian Sandalwood essential oil from Mysore. 
Batch specific GC/MS report information for our Sandalwood Mysore essential oil is available upon request.
  • Botanical Name: Santalum album
  • Country of Origin: Mysore, India
  • Cultivation: Wildcrafted (Sanctioned) 
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled 
  • Distillation Date: July 2014
  • Shelf Life: 20+ years (Indefinite - gets better with age)
  • Plant Part: Heartwood
  • Perfume Note: Base 
  • Aroma: Rich, sweet, woody, creamy, buttery, balsamic