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Sandalwood, Premium Australian

Sandalwood, Premium Australian


Premium Australian Sandalwood essential oil, also known as Northern Sandalwood

Botanical name :   Santalum lanceolatum

Extraction method / Source :    Steam Distillation / Wood

Aroma : Soft, woody, balsamic, earthy, tenacious

Note classification : Base    Odor Intensity : 3

Key constituents :   Lanceol  44%  

Plant description :    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.

Growing Practices :    Managed forest

Properties :  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.

Modes of Administration :    Topical :    massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, skin care, ointments      Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer

Fragrant influences:   Useful for meditation. Promotes dreams, sensual awareness and communication of emotions.  Eases stress, antidepressant.

Sandalwood essential oil improves with age, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.

Safety :  Nontoxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

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

History/ Fun Facts : Sandalwood trees are a partially parasitic species in the same family as mistletoe.


TIMELESS Essential Oils - Authentic Aromatherapy Source  :  We guarantee the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.  All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.


References :

Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015.  Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia

Cooksley, Valerie GennariAromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.

Cooksley, Valerie GennariAromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015.  Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX. 

Falconi, DinaEarthly Bodies and Heavenly Hair : Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Every Body, 1998.  Ceres Press, Woodstock, NY.

Green, MindyNatural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : 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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