Many of us have a daily routine that we rely on. We may eat eggs at our dining tables for breakfast or slurp down coffee on the way to the office. Whatever your routine may be, Australian Sandalwood is worth including.
Using Sandalwood can help promote a healthy immune system and enhance mental clarity. Both men and women rave about Australian Sandalwood’s efficacy and its woody and musky aroma.
Before the Australian government started restricting the export of Australian Sandalwood in 1920, nearly 15,000 tons of it were leaving the country each year. Today, the fulfillment is much more limited making the essential oil especially rare.
A small tree that grows about 12 feet in height with rough lower bark and smooth upper bark and branches, Sandalwood is slow to mature and can age 100 years before it’s legal felling size. The roots and the trunk produce the highest quality Australian Sandalwood essential oil. To extract the clear essential oil, the wood is put through a steam distillation process and bottled.
Not sure which Sandalwood is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here!
Botanical Name: Santalum spicatum
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Wood
Synonym: West Australian Sandalwood
Blends Well With: Vetiver, and other resins; Coriander, and other spices
Aroma: Woody, earthy, and musky
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4-8 years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Sandalwood essential oil is chemically and therapeutically similar to a handful of essential oils. Some common substitutes for Sandalwood oil include Amyris, Buddha Wood and Cedarwood. Each of these oils is known for their woody, grounding and smooth aromas. These oils are also known for their skin-nourishing properties, relaxing abilities and healing abilities. Diffused and applied topically, these oils are a worthy addition to one’s aromatherapy arsenal.
- There are a few ways to use Sandalwood essential oil on the face to enjoy its full benefits effectively, including 1.) Dilute it to 1% by combining 6 drops of Sandalwood and 1 oz of carrier oil or unscented lotion. Apply it topically as a skin-nourishing moisturizer. Alternatively, use this blend as a facial order by applying it to the face and neck as the last part in your skincare routine. 2.) Create an on-the-go roll-on by adding 6 drops Sandalwood in a 10 ml roll-on, then top off with carrier oil. Apply to pulse points such as the neck and wrists.
- There are several unique qualities about each of Edens Garden’s Sandalwood oil varieties. Reach for Sandalwood- East Indian when pain or inflammation strikes by diluting to 5% with a carrier oil and applying topically. Grab Sandalwood- Australian when combating a sore throat, or when illness strikes. We recommend applying the roll-on to the outside of a sore throat or diffusing to purify. When skin problems arise, dilute Sandalwood- Hawaiian to 1-3% and apply to the skin. Use twice daily as needed. If you’re looking for a Sandalwood that does all of the above, opt for Sandalwood Around The World oil which combines all three of these Sandalwood oils.
- Sandalwood essential (Santalum spicatum) oil generally falls within the category of more expensive oils. The primary reason it’s on the pricier end is because it takes years for sandalwood to mature and reach peak harvest time. Edens Garden sources from sustainable, ethical suppliers that are only able to produce a limited amount of oil each year. Despite the cost of Sandalwood being high, Edens Garden is committed to offering our high-quality oils at a practical price. Because we are a direct-to-consumer company, we are able to keep prices lower than competitors who go through numerous middle-men before the oil reaches the consumer.
- Sandalwood essential oil’s smooth, velvety aroma relaxes and soothes with every whiff. In perfumery, Sandalwood is adored for its deep, woody, earthy and musky aroma. Traditionally, it blends well with Vetiver, Coriander, Cinnamon, Cedarwood, Tobacco, Vanilla, Myrrh, Opoponax, Elemi and Frankincense. For a floral and uplifting diffuser blend recipe, add 4 drops Magnolia, 3 drops Sandalwood and 2 drops Grapefruit to your essential oil diffuser. Sandalwood’s luxurious aroma is also highlighted in our Vanilla & Sandalwood, Good Night and Allure essential oil blends.
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.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
CALM: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Sandalwood (Australian), 5 drops of Buddha Wood and 5 drops of Blood Orange. Or add Sandalwood to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to encourage relaxation.
LINEN SPRAY: Add to a 6 ounce spray bottle: 5 drops of Sandalwood (Australian), 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 5 drops of Blood Orange and 5 drops of Frankincense, along with 2 ounces of grain alcohol, 2 ounces of Lavender hydrosol and 2 ounces of Ylang Ylang hydrosol. Shake well before misting over sheets and bedding to encourage a restful night’s sleep.
FRAGRANT SACHET: Fill an empty sachet bag with dried flowers, herbs or cotton balls. Add 6-10 drops of Sandalwood (Australian) to the sachet filling; close and place the sachet in drawers, or hang in your closet.
BATH SALTS: Combine: 3 drops of Sandalwood (Australian), 3 drops of Mandarin, 1 drop of Ylang Ylang with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full bath for a relaxing soak.
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