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Santalum album, Australian

Australian Sandalwood's soft, woody aroma is traditionally used as an aid to meditation, prayer and spiritual practice.

Botanical name

Santalum album

Origin

Australia (plantation grown)

Method of extraction

Steam distillation

Major constituents

A typical chemical composition of Santalum Album essential oil: a-santalene (0.08%), epi-b-santalene (0.12%), b-santalene (0.25%), curcumene (0.05%), a-santalol (43.09%), (z)-trans-a-bergamotol (9.44%), epi-b-santalol (3.66%), b-santalol (22.53%), nuciferol (9.65%), (z)-lanceol (0.51%).

Properties

Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, demulcent, expectorant, sedative

Safety

Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising.

Add 5-7 drops to your Perfect Potion diffuser, combine with other pure essential oils to make your own blend, or add 5 drops to every 10ml of pure vegetable oil to use as a massage oil.

Santalum album (sandalwood) oil

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