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Sandalwood Essential Oil (East Indian)

Sandalwood Essential Oil (East Indian)
Product Rating: 4.5/5 (As per 16 Customer Reviews)

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Botanical Name: Santalum album

Main Constituents:
Santalol: Approx. 91%

Plant Part: Wood

Origin: India

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thick, clear, pale yellow to golden liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base note with a medium aroma, Sandalwood is oriental and balsamic with a soft, sweet, rich, woody aroma.

Blends With: Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver and Rose.

Product Abstract: Some thirty species of sandalwood occur throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. The evergreen is parasitic, burrowing its roots into nearby trees to gain sustenance for the first seven years, leaving the other to die. It can grow up to 9 meters (30 feet) high and has a brown-gray trunk, many smooth slender branches, leathery leaves and small pink-purple flowers. It can take thirty to sixty years for a tree to reach full maturity at which time it can be harvested and the oil distilled. The documented use of Sandalwood goes back 4000 years to India, Egypt, Greece and Rome when many temples and structures were built with it. This practice has steadily decreased to the point where Sandalwood is now only used for its oil because of over-harvesting. As with all of our oils, which we acquire ethically, this is obtained from the Mysore Region through state-sponsored auctions in India. Mysore Sandalwood has extensive uses in the perfume industry as a fixative and fragrance, and in body-care products.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
Great! the perfect essential oil for me to get peace emotion and energy when I do meditation.

By: , Vancouver, British Columbia
Loyal Customer Since: 30-Jun-2022

Rating: Star
Just recieved my oil. I have to say its really nice and buttery. Rates up there with some of the best I've ever smelled. Shipement came fast and secuerly packaged. Really happy with my purchase. Thank you newdirectionsaromatics!

By: , Cornwall, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 16-Feb-2021

Rating: Star
I was offered 2 bottles of this oil for my birthday, and I have to say that of all the Sandalwood essential oils I have had, this one was the least pleasant. It smells like it was cut with Amyris or Australian Sandalwood. I don't know it it was a bad batch, but it does NOT smell like Santalum Album. Also, it is far from being as powerful. With real Sandalwood, you only need a few drops to fragrance your product. With this batch, you can add 10 drops and you won't smell the difference ;( It is the first time that I am disappointed with New Directions Aromatics.

By: , Gatineau, Quebec
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Oct-2007

Rating: Star
Very expensive, but I love this oil, I use a drop on my wrists and rub them together and inhale when I need a sleeping aid. Price= one star Product=4 stars

By: , Olds, Alberta
Loyal Customer Since: 24-Nov-2015

Rating: Star
Well...Merry Christmas to me. Pricey, but this is the sandalwood smell I know and love. It's not an overpowering scent, but just a couple drops in my diffuser worked well. I really like it in combination with the 10 fold vanilla oleoresin too. I hope I don't have to buy it often, but I'm sure I'll be back for more.

By: , Barrie, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Dec-2015

Rating: Star
This IS the REAL deal. After waiting for years and trying all the inexpensive substitutes (FO, Nature Identical, etc), I finally splurged for the EO. And, found the real scent of Sandalwood; the one I've known from my time in India. Just 1-2 tiny drops take me to heaven......on Earth! Since I've no issues w/ direct skin application of EOs, I use it for an instant mood lift by applying it behind ears/ forehead/ wrist. Also works well when mixed w/ NDA's Jasmine Sambac (3% dilution). :)

By: , Toronto, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 29-Aug-2006

Rating: Star
I love this EO, but I do wish the scent was stronger. It's so soft I imagine you would need to use quite a bit to scent anything - which isn't really an option when it's $55 for 5 ml!

By: , Calgary, Alberta
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 08-Aug-2012

Rating: Star
This sandalwood brand is the only brand I have tried and I have to say that this scent is amazing! I totally agree with Daisy that it is not a strong smell. I find it stays very close to the skin.

By: , Kingston, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Mar-2012

Rating: Star
Compare to my other EOs, this one is not strong in smell. Maybe with time it will get better (as per other people's review). Other than that it will do will in men's cologne I will make for Christmas.

By: , Nepean, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 17-Nov-2011

Rating: Star
Great eo. quite pricey but it is well worth the cost,use before bed and I sleep like a baby

By: , Brantford, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 08-Apr-2011

Rating: Star
This is great mixed with the sandalwood powder exfoliant! Great as a soap geared towards men! Also nice mixed with rosewood, creates a more gender neutral scent!

By: , Montreal, Quebec
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 08-Mar-2010

Rating: Star
This is one oil I cannot live without. It's great for so many things: dry skin, eczema, cystitis, nervousness, it's calming and great for meditation. Plus the scent is out of this world! So woody and warm, and gets better with age. I always put in a few drops when I make cologne for my husband. Definitely worth it!

By: , Kitchener, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 18-Jul-2008

Rating: Star
Lovely scent. This brings class to any mixture,. Beware: may result in excessive sniffing.

By: , Scarborough, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2006

Rating: Star
Sandalwood is my most essential essential oil. I use it on my skin both for it's medicinal properties and heavenly scent. My local health food store told me that they couldn't order me the 100% version, so I am very happy to find I can order it so easily online! This product is slightly more expensive than the brand I was buying in Australia, but seems to be a very good product.

By: , Dundas, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jul-2006

Rating: Star
Sandalwood is prized for so many reasons, and as a practicing aromatherapist, this is one essential oil that I can never be without. Sandalwood is also known as one of the few oils that improve with age, like a fine wine the longer you can keep it the better it gets! Though it is hard not to use it often as there are so many wonderful uses for this MUST HAVE essential oil/resin.

By: , Sarasota, Florida
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Rating: Star
Its wonderful to find something to help with strech marks

By: , St. Catharines, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 01-Jul-2006

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