A gentler Sandalwood aroma with an array of floral notes. Lovely as a perfume on the skin.
Australian Northern Sandalwood Essential Oil
Australian Northern Sandalwood Oil
Northern Sandalwood essential oil is sourced from wild populations in western Queensland. Northern Sandalwood oil is a beautiful Sandalwood oil, woody, earthy but with gentle, soft floral, rose and orange notes compared to traditional Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum).
3 Tonnes of Northern Sandalwood timber was burned at the funeral of Mahatma Gandhi.
Botanical name Santalum lanceolatum
Ingredients 100% v/v pure Northern Sandalwood essential oil. (Santalum lanceolatum essential oil)
Take a look at our Northern Sandalwood essential oil video, it was filmed in South Australia
Northern Sandalwood Essential Oil Aroma
Northern Sandalwood essential oil aroma is smooth, fragrant, earthy, woody aroma like traditional Australian Sandalwood with a beautiful soft floral, rose and orange notes, compared to our traditional Australian Sandalwood oil.
When applied to the skin, initially the woody aroma is a little less powerful than other Sandalwoods, however after 5 minutes, the oil on the skin smells wonderful, with many strong, distinct perfume notes, which are very calming.
Pleasant for men, women and children. (More pleasant than Indian Sandalwood oil, Santalum album).
Northern Sandalwood Essential Oil Benefits
Northern Sandalwood essential oil benefits are it is relaxing, grounding, calming, improves mental clarity, stills the mind.
Northern Sandalwood oil benefits also include, aiding meditation, or use as a gentle aphrodisiac, another surprising Sandalwood oil benefit.
Northern Sandalwood Essential Oil Uses
Northern Sandalwood essential oil uses include using in a diffuser, oil burner, vaporiser, perfume fixative or base, potpourri, massage oil, bath or add to a perfume for a woody base addition.
MORE INFO on Northern Sandalwood Essential Oil
Directions and More Uses
Northern Sandalwood Aromatherapy
2 to 4 drops in an oil burner, a couple of drops in a diffuser or vaporiser, 1-4 drops into a bath, a beautiful Sandalwood aromatherapy experience!
Blending ideas and Northern Sandalwood Aromatherapy
Essentially Australia Oils:
Australian Rose Essential Oil, Byron Bay Rose Essential Oil, Rose Myrtle Essential Oil, Fragonia Essential Oil
Rose Geranium Essential Oil, Other Rose and Floral Essential Oils
Main Actives of Northern Sandalwood Essential Oil
alpha-santalol, lanceol, nuciferol, cis-beta-curcamen-12ol, epi-alpha-bisalobol, trans-farnesol, cis-beta-santalol, trans-alpha-bergamotol.
santalol: it is known to release endorphins into the brain and stimulate the pineal gland, releasing tension by slowing the mind and breathing.
farnesol: is known as an anti-microbial and bacteriostat.
geranyl acetone: floral compound.
farnesyl acetone: subtle rosiness
nuciferols: orange aroma
Keep out of reach of children, store away from direct sunlight, store below 30 degrees.
Other Common Names
Queensland Sandalwood, Desert Peach, True Sandalwood, Sandalwood, Plumwood.
Natural Occurrence in Australia
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. Like other Australian Santalums, the tree is parasitic, that is, it feeds on the roots of a neighbouring tree to gain moisture and nutrients.
Northern or Queensland Sandalwood Oil Characteristics
Clear to brown, viscous (honey like), smooth, sweet woody aroma (with floral, rose and orange notes).
Extraction and Farming Method of Northern Sandalwood Essential Oil
Northern Sandalwood essential oil is extracted via steam distillation of the stem, branches and rootball.
Northern or Queensland Sandalwood is grown in small plantation areas in Queensland and Western Australia, at present the small supply of Northern Sandalwood is coming from wild harvesting.
They are machine harvested and are then steam distilled for around 4-7 days. This long distillation process adds significantly to the cost of the oil.
History – Northern Sandalwood Essential Oil
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 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.
Early European Usage
Northern Sandalwood has been sporadically harvested for over 100 years in Australia for export to Asian counties for its oil source and fragrant timber.
The tree was also harvested for its timber for fragrant furniture making.
Present Day Usage
Northern Sandalwood essential oil is being rediscovered by the aromatherapy community and others seeking natural products.
Northern Sandalwood essential oil is used for meditation and relaxation.
3 Tonnes of Northern or Queensland Sandalwood was used at the funeral of Mahatma Gandhi.
Indian Sandalwood and other exotic Sandalwoods
Due to the scarcity of Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album), Indian Sandalwood is quite often adulterated with the addition of such things as polyethylene glycols, African Sandalwood, castor oil and coconut oil.
There are also varieties of Indonesian and Chinese Sandalwood, however these are not as good as Northern Sandalwood essential oil, it is guaranteed 100% pure.
Chemical Profile Range of Northern Sandalwood Essential Oil
alpha-santalol acetate 1.08%
cis gamma-curcumen-12-ol 4.95%
Optical Rotation@ 20 C: -16 to +4
Relative Density@ 20 C: 0.945-0.980
Refractive Index @ 20 C: 1.500 to 1.517
|Dimensions||2 × 2 × 7 cm|
12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg