Sandalwood (Australian) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Santalum spicatum
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Distillation Method:
Wild Grown
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
alpha santalol
e nuciferol
alpha bisabolol
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Wholesale Pure Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil

100% pure essential oil of Australian Sandalwood, steam distilled from wildgrown, sustainably-harvested heartwood. This is an exceptional Australian Sandalwood, with a deep and complex character. This is a very therapeutic Sandalwood oil, with a natural alpha-santalol content of over 25%, and a wonderful aroma. This Australian Sandalwood Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


This spicatum species of Sandalwood is a relatively short (3-8 meter) parasitic tree. It is native to the dry inland regions of western and southern Australia where it grows in diverse communities of other trees that it relies on for its nutrients.


This essential oil is created by steam distilling the heartwood of Sandalwood trees wild grown and sustainably harvested in Australia. The Western Australian government has declared large reserves, with regeneration encouraged by seeding and protection against grazing. NOTE: It is common to find oils distilled from the wood of S. lanceolatum and Eremophila mitchelli to be sold in the marketplace labeled as "Sandalwood" essential oil, however neither the aromatic compounds nor the medicinal attributes are similar enough to true Sandalwood to act as a substitute.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Sandalwood oil has a softer aroma compound than the austrocaledonicum or album varieties. It has a mildly mandarin blossom and jasmine top note, a soft, herbaceous middle note and musty, syrup-like and musk-like undertones. It remains a masculine scent, yet this variety and distillation leans into a rounder and more floral composition. Sandalwood makes a wonderful natural perfume without any blending, yet harmonizes well with: Eucalyptus radiata, Basil, Peppermint, Vanilla, and Pine Oil. Sandalwood is used extensively in natural perfumery as a base note and fixative; it also acts to harmonize other aromas without overpowering them.

Traditional Uses

Long before its therapeutic qualities were known, Sandalwood essential oil was used in yogic and other meditative practices to harness stillness of mind and unity of being. With a history of 4,000 years of use, Sandalwood essential oil is one of the oldest known perfume components. It has also been employed in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as a skin tonic and mental balancing agent. Battaglia notes that native aborigenes made a cough medicine by soaking or boiling the inner bark in water. The seeds (quandong nuts) found beneath the trees are used to alleviate colds and stiffness.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antifungal, Antiphlogistic, Antiseptic (urinary and pulmonary), Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Carminative, Cictrisant, Diuretic, Expectorant, Insecticidal, Sedative, Tonic.


  • Can induce, improve the quality and regulate sleep cycles
  • Shown to enhance dream activity and recall capacity
  • Counteracts depression
  • Useful in mental aspects of sexual dysfunction or anxiety about intimacy (physical and non) Sandalwood oil is high in sesquiterpenes, a class of compounds which have been studied in Europe for stimulating of the pineal gland (responsible for regulating the sleep cycle) and the limbic region (emotional center) of the brain.


  • Relieves acne
  • Balances epidermal oil production (dry or greasy skin)
  • Calms eczema
  • Relives rashes

Nervous System

  • Calms and balances energy

Respiratory System

  • Combats chronic bronchitis
  • Quells persistent coughing
  • Fights laryngitis
  • Soothes and combats sore throats

Circulatory System

  • Increases and regulates blood pressure and flow


  • Relieves diarrhea
  • Calms nausea


  • Australian Sandalwood oil was found to have antiviral activity against human papilloma virus (HPV) and Herpes simplex I and II.

Application and Use


Sandalwood essential oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing. If pregnant or considering using the oil for self-medication purposes, consultation with a physician is recommended.