Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood is an evergreen with leathery leaves and red, yellow, or pink flowers and nut-like fruits.
- Botanical Family: Santulaceae
- Other Common Names: Indian Sandalwood, Indonesian Sandalwood, Sacred Sandalwood
- Part of Plant Used: Wood
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: There are several types of Sandalwood including Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, S. austrocaledonicum, S. spicatum, and S. lancelatum
- Chemistry: Sandalwood is high in sesquiterpene alcohols (cis-α-santalol, cis-b-santalol, cis-lanceol).
- Nervous System: soothes the mind during stressful situations and promotes healthy sleep
- Respiratory: aids congestion and relief from inflammatory conditions
- Skin: soothes cracked and inflamed skin conditions, benefits mature and dry skin
- Reproductive: helps to boost libido
- Pregnancy: helps with heartburn, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, skin support, sleep and relaxation
- Babies & Children: is used for stress and sleep issues, promotes respiratory health, and helps inflamed and irritated skin conditions
- Emotional: benefits for grounding and centering
- Spiritual: supports the Third Eye Chakra associated with intuition and imagination
- Scent Profile: base note with a soft, woody, balsamic aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Sandalwood can last up to 400 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody
- Blends well with: Amber, Atlas Cedarwood, Benzoin, Bergamot, Birch Tar, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Labdanum, Lavender, Leather, Lemon Blossom, Mandarin, Musk, Myrrh, Nagarmotha, Nag Champa, Oakmoss, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pink Pepper, Rose, Rosewood, Sacred Frankincense, Sage, Spikenard, Suederall, Tangerine, Valerian, Vanilla, Vetiver, White Sage, Ylang Ylang
- No known issues
Products Using Sandalwood Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.