Latin name: Santalum album.
Family name: Santalaceae.
Country or Region: India.
Growing Practice: Wild crafted. Sandalwood oil is distilled from the heartwood and should be a pale yellow or gold, viscous oil. It has a woody, balsamic aroma. Sandalwood is believed to bring about calmness and serenity and is linked with incense and meditation. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine for urinary problems. Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy, enhance meditation, heal the skin, help breathing, for calming and reducing stress, restful sleep, disinfecting, as an aphrodisiac. Its main chemical components are:Sesquiterpinol santalol, santenonol, teresantalal, borneol, santalene.
Emotional profile: to relieve possessiveness, lack of forgiveness, cynicism, insecurity, loneliness, nightmares, dwelling on the past.
Blends with: rose, clove, lavender, jasmine, myrrh, patchouli, vetiver, geranium and bergamot.
Warnings: No known contradictions.