Sandalwood – Santalum album – Indonesia
Family: Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family)
Extraction: Steam distilled from heartwood
Volatility: ? Note ? (Floater)
Colour: Yellowish to light amber
Aroma: Soft, woody, exotic
Alcohols – Sesquiterpeneols: a-santalol (45-55 %), b-santalol (19-25%), farnesol & nuciferol (Spicatum)
Terpenes – Sesquiterpenes: santalenes (5 -11 %)
Cautions / Safety Data
Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
This is a classic floater oil. It does not have a dominant aroma, rather a soft unassuming oil. Creates synergy and harmony in a blend. While not always directly detectable in a blend, it may be conspicuous by its absence.
Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions. When in doubt, please consult a physician.
Image credit: Photo of Sandalwood tree by J.M.Garg. Licensed under CC Attribution Share-Alike International 4.0. This image has been cropped