Australian Sandalwood now comes a close second to Mysore Sandalwood from India. In fact, Australia is coming close to matching India is the amount it produces and quality. The government has been urging farmers to plant Sandalwood in order to keep pace with demand. In recent years , the number of plantations in Western Australia has gone from 7 to 70.
Great for incense mixtures or burning alone. Sandalwood powder is used to make body powders, creams, tinctures and more. Very aromatic and the most expensive of the 3 different types of Sandalwood.
Parts Used: heartwood, roots
Aroma Description: soft, sweet, woody base note with a delicate, spicy, oriental undertone
Emotional Attributes: relaxing, cleansing/purifying, strengthening, sleep, meditation, sensuous, love
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy; skin rejuvenation
Culinary Uses: essence is used to flavor syrups and milk desserts in India
Medicinal Attributes: bittersweet astringent herb that cools the body, calms the mind, relieves spasms, improves digestion. It has diuretic, analgesic and antiseptic effects, often used externally for skin complaints
Element Association: Water
Magical Associations: healing, spirituality, protection, peace
Astrological Association: Cancer, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Taurus, Aries
Planetary Association: Moon
Season: Spring, Summer
Aromatic Note: Base note
Essential Oil: Yes, steam distilled essential oils and C02 extracts are available. Sandalwood is an widely used base note and fixative for the perfume industry.
Mixes Well With: excellent all around base ingredient - aloeswood, benzoin, borneol camphor, cassia, catnip, cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, copal-black, juniper, labdanum, lavender, musk seed, nutmeg, palo santo wood, patchouli, rhubarb, rose, saffron, sandarac, spikenard, star anise, storax, tolu balsam, turmeric, vanilla, vetiver, etc.
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Per ounce/28g- $ 5.25
Per 4 ounces/112g-$ 19.00 Save 5%
Per 1/2 pound/224g-$ 36.00 Save 10%
Per pound/448g-$ 68.00 Save 15%