Sandalwood from Mysore, India

Today the Indian government owns all the sandalwood trees grown in India to keep them from extinction...

Santalum album

Note: Base

Parts Used: roots and heartwood

Source: water or steam distillation of the roots and heartwood of the small evergreen tree native to tropical Asia. The best oil comes from Mysore in India.

Description and Odor effect: a pale yellow, slightly viscous oil with a warm, soft sweet-woody scent. The fragrance improves as the oil ages. The odor effect is calming and antidepressant; a reputed aphrodisiac.

Nature: uplifting, warming, soothing, balancing

Blends well with: rose, violet, tuberose, clove, lavender, black pepper, bergamot, rosewood, geranium, oakmoss, benzoin, vetiver, patchouli, myrrh and jasmine

Physical Uses: Sandalwood is used extensively in skin care for acne, dry, cracked and chapped skin, aftershave (barber's rash), greasy skin, and as a moisturizer. It is soothing to the breathing passages and used to treat bronchitis, catarrh, coughs (dry, persistent), laryngitis and sore throats. Its calming properties help with bouts of nausea and diarrhoea; its antibacterial properties aid in the treatment of cystitis.

Mental and Emotional Uses: The calming, relaxing scent of sandalwood acts to ease depression, insomnia, nervous tension and stress-related complaints. It encourages dreaming, promotes a restful sleep and is helpful for meditation.

Therapeutic Uses: analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antipruritic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antistress, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, calmative, carminative, cicatrizant, decongestant, deodorant, diaphoretic, diuretic, emollient, euphoriant, expectorant, febrifuge, fixative, healing (skin), insect repellent, relaxant, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic

Applications: application, aroma lamp, bath, inhaler, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation, steam room and sauna

Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum): Native to Western Australia, this small tree is now used as a sustainable alternative to Indian sandalwood, which has been overforested, limiting the supply of its essential oil. The essential oil from Australian sandalwood has a similar aroma to Indian Sandalwood, but is lighter, softer and sweeter, with woody notes.

Keyword: Expression

Sandalwood Magic: Sandalwood powder is burned during protection, healing and exorcism spells. When mixed with lavender it makes an incense designed to conjure spirits.

This fragrant wood possesses very high spiritual vibrations and is burned at seances and Full Moon rituals when mixed with frankincense.

Australian Sandalwood Harmony

Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil

To even out moods:

  • 2 drops Australian Sandalwood
  • 4 drops Clary Sage
  • 4 drops Rose Geranium is free to access and use.
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Home Essentials

  • One drop of lemon essential oil on a soft cloth will polish copper with gentle buffing.
  • When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add 1 drop of bergamont, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange or mandarin essential oil to the final rinse water.
  • Essential oils of Atlas cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, myrrh and vetiver all make wonderful firewood oils. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting the log on the fire.
  • Flies and moths dislike lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside of your window frames.


Body Essentials

  • Overindulge last night? Essential oils of carrot seed, cedarwood, fennel, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender and lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend from these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.
  • 6 – 8 drops of eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects it in winter.
  • Add 1 drop geranium oil to your facial moisturizer to bring out a radiant glow in your skin.
  • Place 1 or 2 drops of rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.


Creating a Balanced Blend

For a balanced massage blend, combine the essential oil drops in these proportions of essential oil "notes":

  • 3 drops Base Note
  • 7 drops Middle Note
  • 5 drops Top Note

For a total of 15 drops of essential oils per 30ml (1 oz) of carrier oil.

Top notes are the first impression of the blend; short-lived, yet brilliant. Top notes are sharp, penetrating, first to evaporate, extreme, and either hot or cold. Top notes provide the "ahhhh" in a blend.

Middle notes give body to blends - the developing phase with breadth and variety. Middle notes are warm, round, soft and mellow. Middle notes often provide the bulk, 50% to 80%, of the blend.

Base Notes are the final, lasting message of the blend; they deepen your blend and draw it into the skin, giving it roots and permanence. Base notes are deep, intense, rich and sensual. Base notes should be used sparingly, about 5%, so as not to overpower the blend.

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