There some aromas that just stay with you. Intoxicating and exotic with woody and earthy notes, East Indian Sandalwood has an aroma that is one of a kind.
Adding it to an unscented liquid soap, massage cream or bubble bath is a great way to liven up your space while also inspiring a soothing, strengthening and grounding effect on the body.
For thousands of years, Hindus have used Sandalwood during significant religious ceremonies. Native to the Asian tropics, Sandalwood is an evergreen tree that can grow up the 30 feet. It is also a parasite, latching onto the roots of other trees to survive. Younger trees are not as fragrant or as high quality as mature Sandalwood trees are.
Trees are typically harvested between 20 to 60 years of maturity. The tree’s wood is put through a steam distillation process to extract East Indian Sandalwood essential oil. The long and thorough process from tree growth and oil extraction only adds to the worth, power and preciousness of the essential oil.
Not sure which Sandalwood is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here!
Botanical Name: Santalum album
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Wood
Blends Well With: Vetiver, and other resins; Coriander, and other spices
Aroma: Woody, earthy, warm, and rounded
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Adult Max Dilution: 2%
Shelf Life: 4-8 years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
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INDULGE BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 7 drops of Sandalwood (East Indian), 3 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin and 5 drops of Cocoa. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball Diiffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
RELAXING BATH: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Sandalwood (East Indian), 10 drops of Orange and 5 drops of Ylang Ylang, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake well to blend and add 1-2 teaspoons to a full tub. Relax and enjoy. (1.75% dilution)
TOENAIL CREAM: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 6 drops of Sandalwood (East Indian), 15 drops of Tea Tree and 4 drops of Clove with 2 ounces of lotion. Apply on affected areas 2-3 times daily or as needed. (2.1% dilution)
BODY BUTTER: Melt one ounce each of Cocoa butter and Jojoba oil over low heat. Add 8 drops of Sandalwood (East Indian), 5 drops of Blood Orange, 2 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin and 5 drops of Rosewood. Blend together; it will thicken as it cools. Apply to dry skin or cracked feet. (2% dilution)
CLOSET SPRAY: In a 12 ounce spray bottle add: 55 drops of Sandalwood (East Indian), 45 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 40 drops of Frankincense. Fill with 4 oz grain alcohol and 8 oz distilled water and shake well before each use. Mist as needed to relieve musty smells and discourage pests.
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