Oil Summary:?The African sandalwood has an intensely sweet, woody scent up front, which immediately gives way to a softer, cedary note. Its color is a clear, pale to greenish yellow, and it has a much thinner consistency than its Indian counterpart. Used almost exclusively for perfumery, it is not considered a ?true? sandalwood, although it does possess the same alluring, woody-warm scent. The ?standard? grade refers to its low-level of santalol, the beneficial component that provides the basis for sandalwood?s medicinal benefits.?
Botanical Name:?Osyris Lanceolata
Processing Method:?Steam distillation
Plant Part: Trees-Roots
Odor and Color: Clear, pale yellow to greenish yellow viscous liquid.
Main Constituents: ?- Santalol,?CIS-?-Santalol, Bergamotol, ? Santalol,?Nuciferol and Lanceol.
Blends well with:?Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Bergamot, Ginger, Nutmeg and Clove.
Contraindication: African sandalwood is non-irritating, though common essential oil disclaimers and dilution ratios should be heeded. Avoid use if you are pregnant, and practice caution if you suffer from severe allergies.
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