Sandalwood Indian Essential Oil


Sandalwood Indian essential oil is a rare gift from the plant world.  It has been regarded as a sacred oil, sacred perfume, and incense for many generations.  Known as the Great Receiver, it enhances receptivity on every level.

It enhances dreams, visions, meditation, and altered states of consciousness.  It is emotionally uplifting, good for depression.  It relieves  obsessive thinking and nervous tension, and quiets the mind.

It relieves grief and guilt over ties to the past.  It also alleviates  isolation and aggressive tendencies.  It is one of the best oils to diffuse for mood altering purposes, and must be diluted with thinner oils for diffusion.

Energetically, sandalwood Indian essential oil links the crown and root energy centers of the human energy field.


Aromatic Profile

Top note:  Deep, rich,  soft, precious wood, sweet, balsamic notes

Heart note:  Deep, rich, soft,  precious wood, sweet, balsamic notes

Base note:  Deep, rich,  soft, precious wood, sweet, balsamic notes

Classification:  Base note fixative

Tenacity:  Very High

Sandalwood Indian essential oil is an excellent natural fixative which works with many diverse blends and compositions.  It is used to create high class florals, oriental perfumes, incenses, sacred perfumes, fougeres, chypres, amber bases, and precious woods notes.

It is also outstanding as a single note perfume.  It is a perfect embodiment of the  precious woods aroma.


More About Our Sandalwood Indian Essential Oil

Size:  1.5 ml amber glass vial  OR  5 ml violet glass bottle

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


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.

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Weight 0.004 kg

1.5 ml amber vial, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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