SANDAL WOOD OIL
|Common Method Of Extraction
||woody, exotic smell
Sandal Wood Oil is extracted by means of Steam Distillation
It contain main chemical components that are santalol, santyl acetate and
santalene. The essential oil contains 90% santalol.
Santalol, a primary sesquiterpene alcohol forms more than 90 per cent of
the oil and is present as a mixture of two isomers, a -santalol and ß-santalol.
The characteristic odor that sandalwood oil contains is mainly due to these
santalols. The other constituents that oil contains are the hydrocarbons
santene, nor-tricycloekasantalene and a- and ,ß-santalenes; the
alcohols santenol and teresantalol; the aldehydes nor-tricycloekasantalal,
and isovaleraldehyde; the ketones l-santenone and santalone; and the acids
teresantalic acid occurring partly free and partly in esterfied form, and
a-and ß-santalic acids.
Essential Oil Information
The sandalwood is one of the oldest tree on earth. It is an evergreen
parasitic tree that grows with the help of other trees. The tree has
brown-gray trunk, leathery leaves and the flowers are pink & purple in
color. The sandalwood trees grows exclusively in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu,
Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Timor Islands of Indonesia. Vietnam and New
Caledonia also have well controlled plantations of genuine Sandalwood. The
sandalwood oil is used in perfumery, essences and medicines and the
Egyptians used this oil in the process of embalming.
The oil is pale gold to pale yellow in color and possess a woody,
lingering, subtle and exotic smell.
This oil is used as relaxing oil and is ideal for use in nervous
exhaustion, depression, anxiety and stress. It carries a calming and
harmonizing effect that is very much helpful in the reduction of confusion
and tension. The oil proves its usefulness for any chest complaints, dry
cough, sore throat, asthma and bronchitis. It also solves sexual problems
such as frigidity and impotence. Sandalwood oil provide relief from
inflammation and itching of skin. It is a great product for anti-aging skin
care that prevents the formation of facial scars. The oil is also very
useful in fighting dry eczema.
The sandalwood oil presented by us possess antiseptic, antispasmodic and
aphrodisiac properties. It also works as astringent and insect repellent.
The oil proves highly useful in conditions such as insomnia, irritability,
menopause, respiratory problems, relaxing, scar tissue, sedative, throat
problems, anxiety, bechic, diuretic and expectorant.
Blends Well With
Bergamot, Black pepper, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, Rose, Vetivert and
The sandalwood oil is considered as non-sensitizing, non-irritant and
The sandalwood oil is a pale golden color oil that is widely used in
perfumery, medicines and essences.
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