More About Our Sandalwood Indian Essential Oil
Size: 1.5 ml amber glass vial
Source: Mysore region of Karnataka, India
Production method: Steam distilled from the wood of carefully harvested trees, by ancient traditional low temperature distillation method
Botanical name: Santalum album
Note: Sandalwood essential oil from this location is known to be of the highest quality in world. See our Australian sandalwood here. Sandalwood oil should be aged at least 6 months before use. Starting out as a light golden color, it will age over many years, gradually darkening. In five years, it will be a divine oil, in twenty years–worth its weight in gold! Known as the Great Receiver, it is also used to make traditional Indian distillations called “attars“.
Homeopathic Properties of Sandalwood Indian Essential Oil
- Decongestant–lymphatic system
- Regenerator–skin, ligaments, tendons
- Stimulant–immune system
Internal–oral, inhalation, diffusion when properly diluted with thinner oils, suppository
External–topical, massage, skin applications
Observations and Anecdotal Information
For many years we have avoided purchasing sandalwood essential oil from India, knowing first hand the challenges of finding a reliable source of real and pure sandalwood. Santalum album is an endangered species in the wild, although it is also grown on plantations in Mysore, India.
Because sandalwood essential oil has been “bootlegged” and produced illegally to the extent of endangering the tree itself, we have preferred to avoid carrying it until we could find a truly reliable source.
The harvest of plantation sandalwood must be done only when the trees reach maturity, which takes between 12 and 40 years. As a result, we can only offer this oil on a limited basis, and we feel it should be used with great respect and consciousness of the rarity of this gift.
It is a fine addition to massage oils and oils for treating ligaments, nerves, tendons, and muscles. It can relieve the pain of sciatica and injuries. It strengthens weakened tendons, bones, and ligaments.
Sandalwood Indian essential oil is calming and regenerating to the digestive system. It can help diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, and heartburn, simply by applying the oil to the abdomen and softly massaging in a clockwise motion. It can also be used internally for these purposes, when properly diluted to a semi-homeopathic level.
Known as one of the master plant medicines, sandalwood’s aroma has numerous healing properties. It is calming and evokes a sense of presence and spiritual connection.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
- Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
- Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
- All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.