Oil Summary: South Pacific Sandalwood Oil is generally a competitor to one of the highest quality sandalwood oils available from India. Santalol level of this oil in comparison to Mysore Sandalwood is lower but it does offer same creamy texture of sandalwood oil. This South Pacific Sandalwood Oils present a clear yellowish and viscous liquid. Sandalwood Essential Oil is instantly recognizable for its earthy, woodsy aroma. A popular scent in incense, cosmetics and perfumery, it blends well with other essential oils and provides a warm base note that invokes instant calm and mental clarity. It is likely for this reason that it is used so extensively in meditative practice, prayer and ritual for many religious groups.
Botanical Name: Santalum Austreocaledonicum
Plant Origin: New Caledonia, Australia (Note: Item shipped will be from origin in-stock)
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Trees-Roots
Odor and Color: Sandalwood oil is highly viscous and has a long-lasting, sweet and woody scent that it gets from santalol, the main aromatic component found in the sandalwood tree.
Main Constituents: A-Santalol,, CIS–Santalol, CIS-EPI-Santalol Bergamotol, EPI -Santalol,Nuciferol and B-Santalene.
Blends well with: Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Bergamot, Ginger, Nutmeg and Clove.
Contraindication: Sandalwood itself does not come with any severe contraindications. It is one of only a handful of essential oils that is considered to be completely safe for topical use. Until you know your tolerance, it is tremendously important never to apply the undiluted oil directly to your skin or take internally unless you are under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner who is certified in aromatherapy. Essential oils are highly concentrated, and when applied directly to the skin they have the potential to cause severe irritation. Always abide by recommended dilution guidelines, and if using topically for the first time, do a patch test on a small area of skin before applying liberally.
If you are pregnant or suspect that you might be, you should consult a physician before starting aromatherapy treatment. Similarly, if you suffer from allergies you should exercise great caution, as many carrier oils are nut-based and can cause severe anaphylaxis.