Organic Sandalwood - 1 in stock 15ml
Sandalwood is one of the most expensive oils on earth. To produce oil this tree must be over 30 years old, preferably around 40-50 years when it has reached its peak for oil production. The documented use of Sandalwood goes back 4000 years to India, Egypt, Greece and Rome when many temples and structures were built with it. Because of over-harvesting, this practice has steadily decreased to the point where Sandalwood is now only used for its oil.
Sandalwood oil has shown potential to fight cancers. A 2015 study pointed out not only the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, and antibacterial activities, but also showed potential for its effect on skin cancer. The basis and conclusions of these studies suggest that Sandalwood may in fact inhibit cancer growth and could be used in a preventative way. In other words, using Sandalwood in a lotion on a daily basis may prevent skin cancer from starting in the first place (our words).
Sandalwood's other uses include diffusing the oil, as it is well known for its amazing smell. Mental clarity, improved memory, and general calming effect are just a few of the many benefits.
It has also been used in deodorants and colognes for many years.
Safety Info: Dilution recommended, but generally safe for all and considered a mild oil.
Country of Origin: Australia. Steam Distilled
Botanical Name: Santalum Spicatum