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Sandalwood- Australian Essential Oil

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Australian Sandalwood essential oil is a rare gem with woody and musky aromatics that add depth and stability to any blend and is a must-have addition to one’s daily wellness routine. It's beneficial both for mental and physical well-being. Its calming and grounding nature is prized in the aromatherapy world and recommended for use with meditation and yoga practices for reducing tension and stress. It's also often used in skincare and hair care blends for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits.

Simply incorporate and embrace Australian Sandalwood essential oil into your daily life. Apply topically on skin and hair or use it as a natural perfume for emotional balance and as a base note fixative. Dilute Sandalwood oil to 2-3% with a carrier oil of your choice or an unscented cream and apply topically. As a natural perfumer, it's easy to make into an on-the-go roll-on by blending 6 -10 drops of Sandalwood into a 10 ml roll-on bottle with a carrier oil such as Jojoba making for a perfect travel companion no matter where you are headed. Through its calming and anti-inflammatory properties, it may assist immune health contributing to overall well-being.

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

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

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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I use in place of Sandalwood essential oil?
  • 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.
How to use Sandalwood essential oil on face?
  • 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.
What is the best Sandalwood essential oil?
  • 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.
Why is Sandalwood essential oil so expensive?
  • 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.
What does Sandalwood essential oil smell like?
  • 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.
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.

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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