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Oil Summary: Santalol-rich East Indian Sandalwood essential oil is generally considered to be one of the highest quality sandalwood oils available. Due to unsustainable forestry practices in India, availability has diminished and the price has risen substantially. Since it is a very slow-growing tree, taking a minimum of 10 years before it can be harvested, this situation will not likely change anytime soon even if sustainability regulations were to be strictly followed. The best East Indian sandalwood essential oils present as a clear yellow-brown and extremely viscous liquid.
Botanical Name: Santalum Album Lin
Plant Origin: India
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Trees-Roots
Odor and Color: Sandalwood oil is highly viscous and has a long-lasting, sweet and woody scent that it gets from santalol, the main aromatic component found in the sandalwood tree.
Main Constituents: α- Santalol, CIS-β-Santalol, CIS-EPI-β-Santalol, Bergamotol, EPI β Santalol, Nuciferol and β-Santalene.
Blends well with: Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Bergamot, Ginger, Nutmeg and Clove.
Contraindication: As with all essential oils, you should avoid applying directly to the skin. Dilute appropriately in a carrier oil, lotion or other liquid before applying topically or taking internally.
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