Sandalwood, Indonesian, 10% in Jojoba Essential Oil
Santalum album is hydro-distilled from the roots and heartwood, from Indonesia. THIS IS NOT THE ENDANGERED Mysore or East Indian sandalwood.
OFFERED HERE IS THE ESSENTIAL OIL 10% IN CERTIFIED ORGANIC JOJOBA OIL!
Aroma: Sandalwood has a mysterious, rich, woody and lingering scent with a hint of spice. It is oriental, luxurious, and balsamic with a deep & soft aroma.
History: Sandalwoods are considered to be precious oils. Some thirty species of sandalwood occur throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. The high value of the wood and the oil has led to a steady decline of native sandalwood trees and increasing efforts to establish plantations.
The Indonesian Government/Forest Service is responsible for the islands' Sandalwood trees. The people of Timor believe that those who cut a sandalwood tree illegally will not have a peaceful life. We hope that these measures preserve these beautiful trees, and prevent the poaching and black market activities that have made Indian Mysore Sandalwood unethical, adulterated, faked or unavailable.
Description: Extracted from plantation trees, Indonesian Sandalwood is a viable, environmentally friendly tree considered to have higher anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. This tree is parasitic, burrowing its roots into nearby trees to gain sustenance for the first seven years, leaving the other to die. To produce oil this tree must be over 30 years old, preferably around 40-50 years when it has reached its oil production peak.
Colour: Pale yellow to golden yellow clear liquid.
Common Uses: Sandalwood Essential Oil is mainly used in perfumery, cosmetics, and aromatherapy. Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil is considered to have strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Cautions: Sandalwood Essential Oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.