Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood Oil

Santalum Album

Sandalwood oil, also known as Santalum album oil, is a precious essential oil obtained from the heartwood of the sandalwood tree through steam distillation. The oil is characterized by a rich and complex aroma that features woodsy, earthy, and sweet notes. Sandalwood oil is widely used in the cosmetic, perfume, and aromatherapy industries due to its unique fragrance and therapeutic properties.

Sandalwood oil has numerous therapeutic benefits due to its chemical composition, which contains several essential compounds such as santalols, alpha- and beta-santalenes, and eudesmol. Studies have shown that sandalwood oil possesses anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, sedative, and anxiolytic properties, making it ideal for use in the treatment of various physical and mental health conditions. In traditional medicine, sandalwood oil has been used to treat several ailments, including bronchitis, urinary tract infections, digestive disorders, and skin problems. It is also used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve mood.

Due to its high demand and limited supply, sandalwood oil is often counterfeited, leading to illegal trade and unsustainable harvesting practices. The oil is also frequently adulterated with other cheaper essential oils, compromising its quality and therapeutic effectiveness. In conclusion, sandalwood oil is a valuable and versatile essential oil that has been used for centuries for its fragrance and medicinal properties. However, its over-harvesting and illegal trade threaten its sustainability and make it a scarce commodity in the global market.

Product Details

Product Details

  • Botanical name: Santalum Album
  • Origin: Obtained by the steam distillation from logs/woods of Santalum album. 
  • Physical Status: Liquid
  • Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
  • CAS: 8006-87-9
  • EINECS: 284-111-1
  • Appearance: Colorless to yellow
  • Solubility in Water: Insoluble
  • Density:0.945 – 0.980 @25°C
  • Refractive index: 1.500 – 1.517 @20°C
  • Optical rotation: -16º to +4º


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