Sandalwood (5% Jojoba)
Botanical Name: Santalum album
Synonym: East Indian sandalwood, Mysore sandalwood
Botanical Family: Santalaceae
Country of Origin: Asia and India
Plant Part: Timber, heartwood
Extraction Method: Steam or water distillation
Characteristics: Deep, soft, sweet, woody, exotic, warm
Antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, sedative, tonic
Chemical Constituents: α-santalol, β-santalol, monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol
Mind & Spirit:
- Reduces tension and stress, fear and depression
- Very relaxing, aids sleep.
- Used for coughs, catarrh, sore throats, colic and diarrhoea
- Relieves intestinal spasm and inflammation
- Relieves itchy, inflamed and cracked skin.
Odour Intensity: 7
Blends well with:
Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cypress, cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, myrrh, neroli, orange, palmarosa, rose, vetiver, ylang ylang
The ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Indians used it for incense and embalming. It was burnt at funerals to help free the soul in death. The incense was used to aid meditation and religious ceremonies. It has been used to cure skin inflammations and to discharge mucous. The trees are now nearly extinct and now used only for the distillation of oil.