Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil
We offer the highest quality Sandalwood oil in the world. Our beautiful and aromatic Sandalwood oil is sourced from a special population of Sandalwood tress in a particular part of Western Australia. Our Sandalwood oil has a beautiful effect on people. Our wonderful Sandalwood supply is 100% managed and sourced by indigenous Australians.
Botanical name Santalum spicatum
Ingredients 100% v/v pure Australian Sandalwood essential oil. (Santalum spicatum essential oil)
Australian Sandalwood essential oil aroma is smooth, fragrant, sweet earthy and of a woody aroma.
Pleasant for men, women and children. (More pleasant than Indian Sandalwood oil, Santalum album).
Australian Sandalwood essential oil benefits are it is relaxing, grounding, calming, improves mental clarity, stills the mind.
Australian Sandalwood essential oil benefits also include aiding sleeping and aiding meditation.
As a gentle aphrodisiac, is another surprising Sandalwood essential oil benefit.
On a medical side, Australian Sandalwood oil benefits also include being prised for its anti-bacterial qualities, it has been demonstrated to be more effective against (Staphylococcus aureus) than Tea Tree oil. Sandalwood oil benefits can also include being ideal for teenagers troubled red skin.
Australian Sandalwood essential oil uses include using in a diffuser, oil burner, vaporiser, perfume fixative or base, potpourri, massage oil, bath.
Sandalwood oil uses also include using in anti aging skin formulations, skin creams.
Sandalwood oil use can include a small amount applied directly onto teenagers troubled red skin.
2 to 4 drops in an oil burner, a couple of drops in a diffuser or vaporiser, 1-4 drops into a bath, a beautiful Sandalwood aromatherapy experience!
For a beautiful Australian Sandalwood aromatherapy experience blend with floral, citrus or green oils.
A real Australian aromatherapy experience!
Massage and Aromatherapy
10 to 25 drops per 100ml of carrier oil, a wonderful Sandalwood aromatherapy experience.
For a great blending result, add 1 drop Australian Sandalwood essential oil with 10 drops of Kunzea essential oil in 25ml of carrier for relief from tired muscles and bones.
Further the Sandalwood aromatherapy experience with 1-4 drops of Sandalwood oil in an oil burner at the same time.
Main Actives of Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil
alpha-santalol, epi-alpha-bisalobol, trans-farnesol, cis-beta-santalol, trans-alpha-bergamotol.
santalol: it is known to release endorphins into the brain and stimulate the pineal gland, releasing tension by slowing the mind and breathing.
farnesol: is known as an anti-microbial and bacteriostat.
alpha-bisabolol and santalenes: are known as anti-inflammatories.
It is non toxic, non irritant and non sensitising, Australian Sandalwood essential oil is accepted by Australia’s TGA to apply direct to the skin, however the skin should be tested first.
Keep out of reach of children, store away from direct sunlight, store below 30 degrees.
Other Common Names
Sandalwood, Western Australian Sandalwood.
Natural Occurrence in Australia
Australian Sandalwood is widespread in Western Australia, originally harvested in Perth it is found throughout most of Western Australia, from the Pilbara, to the south coast of Western Australia into South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges, there are also reports of it extending into western New South Wales.
There may be some trees in western parts of the Northern Territory.
Sandalwood Oil Characteristics
Clear to brown, viscous (honey like), smooth, sweet woody aroma (more pleasant than Indian Sandalwood Santalum album ).
Australian Sandalwood essential oil has an amazing shelf life, if well looked after, a bottle of oil will remain vibrant for many years.
A bottle of Australian Sandalwood essential oil distilled in the early 1900’s was recently discovered and still had an acceptable aroma.
Beylier – In 1979 Australian Sandalwood essential oil demonstrated excellent effectiveness the against bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) and was stronger than Tea Tree oil.
Sydney University – Australian Sandalwood essential oil demonstrated anti-microbial activity, in particular against the bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus).
Extraction and Farming Method
At present Essentially Australia’s supply of Australian Sandalwood essential oil material for distillation is 100% entirely sourced from Australian indigenous people of the central desert regions of Western Australia, who care for their traditional country.
Australian Sandalwood essential oil is extracted via steam distillation of the stem, branches and rootball.
Sandalwood is grown in significant plantation areas in the Kimberleys and in the wheat belt areas of Western Australia, there are also some small South Australian plantations.
Licences for other Australians to harvest the timber from the wild is strictly controlled by the Western Australian governments ‘Sandalwood Act’.
Australian Sandalwood plantation trees are mature no earlier than 20 years of age, in very arid locations, it may take 100 years to mature.
They are machine harvested and are then steam distilled for around 4-7 days. This long distillation process adds significantly to the cost of the oil.
There is documented evidence of traditional use of Sandalwood in Australia, new mothers would crouch over the aromatic smoke of Sandalwood leaves and wood chips for a period of time.
Early European Usage
Australian Sandalwood was one of Western Australia’s major exports, it was first exported to China in 1844, from the 1870’s to the 1930’s wild trees were plundered from the Western Australian outback.
From the 1880’s oil was produced in Australia and the oil was listed as an anti-microbial agent in the 1920’s to 1940’s in the UK, Belgium and France, traditional use at this time included oral usage as a diuretic, antiseptic for the throat and respiratory system, powerful urinary antiseptic for cystitis and gonorrhea.
With the advent of antibiotics in the 1930’s, the market fell substantially for Australian Sandalwood.
The tree was also harvested for its timber for fragrant furniture making.
Present Day Usage
Australian Sandalwood essential oil is being rediscovered by the aromatherapy community and others seeking natural products.
In recent decades Australian Sandalwood essential oil is being used as an alternative to Indian Sandalwood owing to Indian Sandalwoods near total over exploitation (and near extinction) in the wild.
Australian Sandalwood essential oil is used for meditation, relaxation, however it appears to have excellent medicinal potential also.
Australian Sandalwood essential oil is used as a perfume base or fixative by many leading perfume companies including Calvin Klein.
Indian Sandalwood and other exotic Sandalwoods
Due to the scarcity of Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album), Indian Sandalwood is quite often adulterated with the addition of such things as polyethylene glycols, African Sandalwood, castor oil and coconut oil.
There are also varieties of Indonesian and Chinese Sandalwood, however these simply do not have the fine fragrance of our Australian Sandalwood essential oil, it is guaranteed 100% pure.
Typical Chemical Profile of Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil (Australian Standard 2112-2003)
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