Sandalwood (lanceolatum) Essential Oil

Santalum lanceolatum

Studied Properties

APPEARANCE Dark golden Liquid
ODOR tenacious, unique, smooth sweet woody oak, balsamic, earthy,
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @25°C 0.907-0.98
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C 1.433-1.584
Solubility Soluble in alcohol, Insoluble in water.
Flash Point °C >100ºC
Note Base

beta Bisabolene
epi-alpha-bisalobol, trans-farnesol,

Common Uses

Skin Care Formulas, Fragrances, Creams, Lotions Serums. A Diffuser, Oil Burner, Vaporizer, Perfume Fixative Or Base, Potpourri, Massage Oil, Bath. Healing and very moisturizing to skin. Helps in the treatment of dry, oily and inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. Benefits are
relaxation, grounding, calming, improving mental clarity and stilling the mind. Other benefits are in aiding meditation, along with antimicrobial activities. Anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, sedative, tonic.
Much sweeter and floral than other sandalwoods' woody base note. Add to a perfume for a Woody Base. Northern Sandalwood Oil is slightly sweeter than traditional sandalwood oils. It can be used as a base note fragrance.

Blends well with. . .
Vanilla, Jasmine, Geranium, Bergamot, As Well As Warm, Spicy Fragrances Such As Buddha Wood, Cedarwood, And Frankincense, Benzoin, Black Pepper, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Sweet Fennel, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Ylang Ylang


Aka Northern Sandalwood, Queensland Sandalwood, Desert Peach, True Sandalwood, Sandalwood, Plumwood. Australia has around six species of sandalwood, however only Santalum lanceolatum (also called Northern Sandalwood is widespread in Western Australia’s Kimberley region and the Pilbara region through most of the Northern Territory, through to the west and north of Queensland, western New South Wales, there are also occurrences of the tree in northern South Australia and north west Victoria.) and Santalum spicatum are sold commercially. The Northern Sandalwood shrub is found mainly on sandy soils or sandplains and grows up to 7m tall. It produces a small, edible fruit that is purplish black in color. Sandalwood trees are a partially parasitic species in the same family as mistletoe.

Considered more ecologically responsible than traditional Indian Sandalwood, Sandalwood Santalum lanceolatum is quickly becoming a popular choice among aromatherapists and perfumers alike. Northern Sandalwood plays a different role to traditional sandalwood oils due to its unique floral aromas. When applied directly to the skin as a perfume, it offers several different floral layers, exhibiting potential in skincare formulations and for calming notes in aromatherapy. There is documented evidence of traditional use of Northern Sandalwood in Australia, the fruit was eaten by indigenous people, the leaves were placed on a bed to assist in rheumatic conditions, the timber may have also been use by new mothers who would crouch over the aromatic smoke of Sandalwood leaves and wood chips for a period of time. Leaves and twigs were burnt to repel insects.

More about Sandalwood (lanceolatum) Essential Oil

Studied Properties

  • Carminative
  • Astringent
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Relaxing
  • Grounding
  • Calming

Common Uses

  • Aromatherapy
  • Skin Care
  • Fragrance
  • Bath
  • Hair & Scalp Care
  • Massage

Feature Constituents

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