Plant and Oil Description
Sandalwood comes from the wood of Australian and Indian sandalwood trees. Sandalwood has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicines and has since been embraced by the world for its unique attributes. The earthy scent of the wood itself can last for decades and is one of the most expensive woods in the world—even the roots are harvested to maximize profit. Sandalwood is commonly used in perfumes and colognes because of its rich aromatic properties.
What’s it Good For?
Fragrance – Take advantage of having this coveted fragrance at your fingertips. Add SenseLAB sandalwood oil to soaps, hair care products, lotions, or mix your own essential oil blend and dab on your wrists for a bit of serenity that will last all day long.
Relaxation and focus – For thousands of years, Ayurvedic medicine has utilized sandalwood to reduce anxiety and Buddhist monks use sandalwood as a tool to help create a tranquil environment and improve focus for meditation. Clinical studies in Western medicine have produced promising results echoing the effectiveness of these ancient practices.
Air freshener – You’ll feel like you’re walking through deep, mountainous forests when you infuse your home with SenseLAB’s sandalwood oil. Add to a diffuser or make a room-freshening spray by diluting our sandalwood oil in water to give any room an aromatic boost.
Sleep – Sweet dreams! Sandalwood oil is 20% beta-santalol. When inhaled, this compound has a mild sedative effect and increases the rapid eye movement associated with dreaming.
How to Use It?
Dilute in a carrier oil for a soothing massage. Add to a body wash, hair products, or moisturizers for a fragrance enhancer. Use in a diffuser or dilute in a water-filled spray bottle to refresh any room. Pairs well with jasmine, ylang-ylang, clove, sweet orange, rose, and rose geranium oil.
How it’s made?
It takes approximately 50 pounds of sandalwood to produce 10 ml of pure SenseLAB Sandalwood Essential Oil.
Sandalwood Essential Oil Physical Properties
Our superior-quality Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil is produced from the exquisitely fragrant heartwood of the Santalum album tree ethically harvested in the plantations of southern India. Produced by steam distillation, our magnificent Sandalwood Oil has a very deep, soft, sweet-woody aroma with a very long, full-bodied, balanced, extremely sweet, and creamy-smooth drydown. Our Indian Sandalwood Oil has the most 'woody' notes, along with the heavenly sweet tone expected out of high-quality Sandalwood Essential Oil.
Parts used: Heartwood
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Note classification: Base
Appearance: Pale yellow to amber colored, clear slightly viscous liquid
Blend ideas of Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood blends well with Orange, Lavender, Vetiver, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Ginger, and Clove.
SenseLAB “Meditation” Signature Blend:
- 3 drops Sandalwood
- 3 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Eucalyptus
SenseLAB “Fireside” Signature Blend:
- 4 drops Sandalwood
- 2 drops Cinnamon
- 1 drop Patchouli
SenseLAB “Rest & Relax” Signature Blend:
- 2 drops Orange
- 3 drops Vetiver
- 2 drops Cedarwood
SenseLAB “Sweet Musk” Signature Blend:
- 2 drops Sandalwood
- 2 drops Vanilla
- 3 drops Ylang-Ylang
SenseLAB “Tropical Dreams” Signature Blend:
- 1 drop Sandalwood
- 1 drop Lemon
- 3 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Bergamot
Cautions / Safe use
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.