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Sandalwood- Australian Essential Oil

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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

Origin: Australia

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Wood

Note: Base

Family: Santalaceae

Synonym: West Australian Sandalwood

Blends Well With: Vetiver, and other resins; Coriander, and other spices

Aroma: Woody, earthy, and musky

Consistency: Thick

Color: Clear

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Australian Sandalwood batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Santalum spicatum. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

Safety & Shelf life

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

How to Use

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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