Sandalwood, East Indian - Essential Oil
|Sandalwood East Indian Essential Oil
100% PURE, THERAPEUTIC GRADE ESSENTIAL OIL
|COMMON NAME||Sandalwood oil, Chandan|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Santalum album|
|PLANT PARTS USED||Wood|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||India|
|Sandalwood is considered one of the most precious and sacred oils and has been used since ancient times in religious ceremonies as well as for cosmetic and perfume purposes. Its cooling, balancing and restorative effects bring harmony to both the body and mind.
Nature/Essence – Harmonising & Calming
FOR THE SKIN
One of the most precious oils for skin care, Sandalwood helps balance, soften and soothe dry, chapped, red or irritated skin, and rejuvenates mature or prematurely aging skin. It aids regeneration, tones and firms while restoring a smooth clear complexion.
FOR THE BODY
As an inhalation or chest rub Sandalwood helps ease respiratory congestion, dry coughs and a sore throat. It can also be applied to the kidney region to support urinary health. Sandalwood is considered a tonic to help restore balance and support immune health.
FOR THE MIND
Sandalwood is deeply relaxing and calming. It has a grounding effect and assists inner strength and courage in stressful times and when feeling weak, fearful or lacking confidence. It is a good oil to help deal with past trauma and fears, instils a sense of warmth and openness, and has long been considered an aphrodisiac.
FOR THE HOME
A popular oil to diffuse during meditation, and to encourage a warm, open and sensual atmosphere.
BLENDS WELL WITH
Bergamot, Black pepper, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, Rose, Vetiver, and Ylang-ylang
|Appearance||Pale yellow to golden yellow|
|Odour Description||Tenacious with a warm, sweet, almost balsamic body|
|Main Constituents||Cis-alpha Santalol, cis-beta santalol, cis-alpha-trans bergamotol, Cis-epi-beta santalol|
|Optical Rotation||Min -20||Max -12|
|Refractive Index||Min 1.490||Max1.510|
Well worth the high price tag
You can't beat a good Mysore sandalwood, and it's been hard to learn how to reduce use of it due to supply problems.