Sandalwood (Hawaiian) Essential Oil
Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum) essential oil is steam distilled from the heartwood. Due to sustainability issues, this may not be available much longer. Sandalwood is grounding and helpful when one is feeling scattered and pulled in too many directions. In addition to its grounding properties, Sandalwood can be utilized during cold and flu season for bronchitis, coughs, throat infections and chest infections since it has anti-infectious, decongestant and antiseptic therapeutic properties. When you're not coughing or battling an infection, Sandalwood can comfort your anxiety and nervousness. Sandalwood has been in use for spiritual and medicinal purposes for over 4,000 years. Ancient Egyptians and Romans brought it from Asia and it has been used in religious, ceremonial ways ever since.
Chemistry: (Z)-a-santalol (37.69%), (Z)-b-santalol (13.08%), nuciferol (4.17%), z-a-bergamatol (3.77%), lanceol (3.56%), a-santalal (3.04%)
Latin Name: Santalum paniculatum
Botanical Family: Santalaceae
Cultivation: Hawaii, Certified Organic
Plant Part: Wood
Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenols
Aroma: woodsy, buttery, sweet
Note: Base (good fixative in natural perfume)
Properties: Calming to CNS, antidepressant, grounding, skin healing
Steam Distilled: January 2016
Shelf Life: 8 years (approx.)
Add to oil for a natural perfume blend. Helpful topically for dry chapped skin. For skin application, add just 1 drop to 1 teaspoon of unscented lotion and gently massage in skin as needed.
Sandalwood is grounding and helps one feel rooted when lacking the feeling of foundation.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.