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Sandalwood (Santalum album)

What is Sandalwood?

Sandalwood is a tree with a highly aromatic wood. It is economically and culturally important to many countries around the Pacific and Eastern Indian Ocean regions where it grows or is traded. The wood is prized for making furniture, ornaments, sacred objects, carvings and joss sticks (incense). The essential oil is used in medicine, perfume and aromatherapy.



Sweet aromatic scent of wood

Plant Properties

Antidepressant, antiviral, antitumoral, astringent, antiseptic.


Sleep, impotence, hemorrhoids, bronchitis, diarrhea, acne, scars, wrinkles, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, cold sores, cancer, urinary tract infections.

Blends with:

Bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, most citrus, clary sage, clove, geranium, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, myrrh, patchouli, rose, and ylang ylang oils


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