Typically known as Indian Sandalwood or East Indian Sandalwood, Santalum album is the most revered and prized species of Sandalwood due to the exquisite aroma of its heartwood and its historical significance in perfumery.
Sandalwood belongs to the Santalaceau plant family. The heartwood of this cherished evergreen tree is thought to be one of the first aromatics used by mankind.
Known for its deep, woody, sultry aroma, the heartwood and its essential oil have been used throughout history for its spiritual, emotional, therapeutic, cosmetic and fragrancing applications.
Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing:
Santalum album is classified as a vulnerable species with declining population by The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).
Several other species of sandalwood trees are utilized to produce essential oil and powder. However, no other species captures the exquisite aroma and aromatic depth that Indian Sandalwood possess. For decades, the significant demand, over-exploitation and illegal extraction of Indian sandalwood trees lead to its endangerment and continued vulnerability.
We are pleased to offer this 100% pure, authentic Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil. It is produced from the heartwood of sandalwood trees that have been ethically and sustainably cultivated on plantations in Australia. It is compliant with the Lacey Act, and it does not require a CITES permit.
Our manufacturing partner engages in ethical and sustainable practices, and they ensure they are in regulatory compliance for all business procedures. They engage in cultural heritage activities, respect native title rights, support their local economy, ensure the wellbeing of their employees, and they engage in ongoing research to improve their energy efficiency and more fully utilize all waste product.
Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil Uses:
The aroma of our Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil is extraordinary. It exquisitely captures the rich, sweet, smooth, woody aroma of the precious heartwood. Within perfumery applications, it is highly coveted as a sensual, radiant, tenacious base note and fixative that blends beautifully with other aromatics, especially those in the floral and wood families.
Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil is abundant in Santalols, a group of sesquiterpenols that are highly beneficial in skin care and wellness applications. Within emotional applications, it is an invaluable addition to formulations intended to soothe and calm the mind and encourage inner peace.
Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil is also cherished for its role in spiritual and energetic applications.
Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil Properties:
- 100% Pure and Authentic
- Ethically and Sustainably Sourced
- Deep, Woody, Sweet, Characteristic Aroma
- Clear to Golden Yellow in Hue
- Medium Consistency
- Refer to GC/FID Report for Composition Details
Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil is Well Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
- Skin Care
- Hair Care
- Spiritual and Energetic Applications
Indian Sandalwood Essential Oil Recommended Usage:
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.