Sandalwood

Santalum Album
Botanical name: 
Santalum Album

Grounding and serene

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Astringent - skin care, excessive perspiration
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Cardiac Regulator - irregular heartbeat, stress related palpitations
Family: 
Santalaceae
Country of origin: 
India
Part of plant used: 
Heartwood
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Most oils.
Chemical character: 
Alcohol type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications. Can be used undiluted as an analgesic.
Odour profile: 
Soft, sweet and woody, musky bottom note.
Plant description: 
Pale evergreen tree with red wood.
Historical use: 
Known as an anti microbial and aid for respiratory infections.

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