Sandalwood, Premium Australian
Premium Australian Sandalwood essential oil, also known as Northern Sandalwood
Extraction method / Source
Steam Distillation / Wood
Soft, woody, balsamic, earthy, tenacious
Botanical family: Santalaceae
Santalum lanceolatum is a small, slow growing tropical evergreen tree native to northern Australia. As with all sandalwoods, the roots of the trees are parasitic, and feed off the roots of neighboring trees.
Regions of Production
History / Fun Facts
Sandalwood trees are a partially parasitic species in the same family as mistletoe.
Anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, sedative, tonic
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Healing and very moisturizing to skin. Helps in the treatment of dry, oily and inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.
Helpful in the management of lymphatic and venous stasis, such as swollen lymph nodes and varicose veins. Highly beneficial in the treatment of bronchitis, sore throats, respiratory tract infections and chronic cough. Helps reduce nervous tension and related symptoms such as headache and insomnia.
Traditionally used in the treatment of genitourinary infections with sitz bath or douche.
Sandalwood essential oil improves with age, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Useful for meditation. Promotes dreams, sensual awareness and communication of emotions. Eases stress, antidepressant.
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, skin care, ointments
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
Blends well with
Benzoin, Black Pepper, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Sweet Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Ylang Ylang
Nontoxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing.
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Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.
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TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils. The current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.