Pure Sandalwood, East African 100% essential oil.
Osyris lanceolata - Tanzania
tolu Balsam Our East African Sandalwood is 100% pure oil.
SOURCE: Steam distillation from the powdered wood.
CHARACTERISTICS: Sandalwood oil has a strong sickly sweet note which rapidly gives way to a woody note slightly reminiscent of Cedarwood. It is much less crude and more pleasant than the top note and more similar to East Indian Sandalwood. It blends well with Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver. When combined with Rose oil it makes for a great aphrodisiac blend.
African Sandalwood is said to have a high concentration of santalols (approx 32% max) and santalyl acetate content (approx 35%)which give it its sandalwood properties.
Sandalwood oil is said to be relaxing, soothing, cooling, and sensual. It promotes restful sleep and helps to ease an anxious mind. It's considered an aid in meditation and prayer - a common practice is placing a drop of sandalwood oil on the third eye. It is grounding in times of emotional distraction and aids with peace and acceptance in times of loss.
In vapor therapy, sandalwood oil can be used to help clear bronchitis, coughs, chest infections, asthma, insomnia and irritability.
On the skin, sandalwood oil relieves itching and inflammation, and is most effective for anti-aging skincare. The astringent action has a great toning effect and can be used to prevent the skin from forming ugly scars and for fighting dry eczema. THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, sedative and tonic.
CONTRAINDICATIONS:Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization.



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