Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil


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The best Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil in the world!

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Brand: Essentially Australia®


Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil

We offer the highest quality Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil in the world. Our beautiful and aromatic Sandalwood oil is sourced from a special population of Sandalwood tress in a particular part of Western Australia. The oil has a beautiful effect on people. Essentially Australia’s wonderful Sandalwood supply is contracted harvested and sourced by Indigenous and also non Indigenous Australians upon government held land (Crown land).

Botanical name  Santalum spicatum                                                    

Ingredients 100% v/v pure  Australian Sandalwood essential oil. (Santalum spicatum essential oil)


The aroma of our Australian Sandalwood essential oil is smooth, fragrant, sweet, earthy and woody.
Pleasant for men, women and children. (More pleasant than traditional Indian Sandalwood oil, Santalum album).


A relaxing, grounding and calming essential oil, it also improves mental clarity and stills the mind. It also aids in sleeping and meditation.

Another surprising Sandalwood essential oil benefit is its value as a gentle aphrodisiac.

Australian Sandalwood oil benefits include being prized for its anti-bacterial qualities. Sandalwood oil can also benefit the troubled red skin of teenagers.

Australian Sandalwood plantation timber before distillation

Australian Sandalwood plantation timber


Use this beautiful oil in a diffuser, oil burner, vaporiser, perfume fixative or base, potpourri, in your massage oil or a bath.

Sandalwood oil can also be used in anti ageing skin formulations and skin creams; a small amount applied directly onto teenagers troubled skin to help alleviate redness.

Sandalwood Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Sandalwood tree, Sandalwood

Sandalwood Tree


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 Sandalwood Aromatherapy 

For a beautiful Australian Sandalwood aromatherapy experience blend with floral, citrus or green oils.

Try blending with Essentially Australia’s oils: Australian Rose Essential Oil, Byron Bay Rose Essential Oil, Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil, Fragonia Essential Oil

A real Australian aromatherapy experience!

Massage and Aromatherapy

10 to 25 drops per 100ml of carrier oil.

For a great blending result, add 1 drop Australian Sandalwood essential oil along with 10 drops of Kunzea essential oil to 25ml of carrier oil for relief from tired muscles and bones.

Enhance your Sandalwood aromatherapy experience with 1-4 drops in an oil burner at the same time.

Main Actives of Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil

alpha-santalol, epi-alpha-bisalobol, trans-farnesol, cis-beta-santalol, trans-alpha-bergamotol.

santalol: Helps to release tension in the mind.

alpha-bisabolol and santalenes: known to calm


Australian Sandalwood essential oil is non toxic, a non irritant and non sensitising. It is approved by Australia’s TGA for direct application to the skin, however we do recommend a small area of skin should be tested before a broader application.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Store below 30 degrees.

Other Common Names

Sandalwood, Western Australian Sandalwood.

Natural Occurrence in Australia

Australian Sandalwood is widespread throughout Western Australia. Originally harvested in Perth, it is found throughout most of Western Australia from the Pilbara to the south coast of Western Australia, into South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges. There are also reports of it extending into western New South Wales.

There may be some trees in western parts of the Northern Territory.

Sandalwood Oil Characteristics

Clear to brown in colour, viscous (honey like), with a smooth and sweet woody aroma (more pleasant than Indian Sandalwood Santalum album ).

Australian Sandalwood essential oil has an amazing shelf life. When stored correctly a bottle of oil will remain vibrant for many years. A bottle distilled in the early 1900’s was recently discovered and still had an acceptable aroma.

Sustainable Sandalwood

At present Essentially Australia’s supply of Australian Sandalwood material for distillation is  sourced from the Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians, from government held land, mostly from the drier regions of Western Australia.

Australian Sandalwood essential oil is extracted through steam distillation from the stem, branches and rootball. The trees are machine harvested and then steam distilled for around 4-7  days. This long distillation process adds significantly to the cost of the oil.

Sandalwood is grown in significant plantations mostly in the wheat belt areas of Western Australia as well as smaller plantation in South Australia.

Licences to harvest the timber from the wild is strictly controlled through the Western Australian government’s ‘Sandalwood Act’.

Australian Sandalwood plantation trees are mature at 20 years of age. In very arid locations it may take 100 years for trees to mature.


Traditional Usage

There is documented evidence for the use of S   andalwood by Australia’s Indigenous people. While much of it is culturally sensitive it is known that new mothers would crouch over the aromatic smoke of Sandalwood leaves.

Early European Usage

Australian Sandalwood was one of Western Australia’s major exports. It was first exported to China in 1844 and from the 1870’s to the 1930’s wild trees were plundered from the Western Australian outback.

From the 1880’s sandalwood oil was produced in Australia. From the 1920-40’s the oil was listed as an anti-microbial agent in the UK, Belgium and France. Traditional use at this time included orally as a diuretic, as an antiseptic for the throat and respiratory system, as well as a powerful urinary antiseptic for cystitis and gonorrhea.

With the advent of antibiotics in the 1930’s, the market fell substantially for Australian Sandalwood.

The fragrant timber was also harvested for furniture making.

Present Day Usage

Australian Sandalwood essential oil is being rediscovered by the aromatherapy community and others seeking natural products.

The oil is beginning to be used as an alternative to Indian Sandalwood which is close to extinction in the wild in India due to its over exploitation.

While it is used for meditation and relaxation.

Australian Sandalwood essential oil is used as a perfume base or fixative by many leading perfume companies including Calvin Klein.

Indian Sandalwood and other exotic Sandalwoods

Unfortunately the scarcity of true Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album) means this oil is often adulterated. The addition of polyethylene glycols, African Sandalwood, castor oil or coconut oil means it is often impure.

Likewise, there are also varieties of Indonesian and Chinese Sandalwood oils. However these simply do not match the fine fragrance of our Australian Sandalwood essential oil which, most importantly, we guarantee to be 100% pure.

Typical Chemical Profile (Australian Standard 2112-2003)                                                                 

alpha-santalol                                                                     15 -25%
epi-alpha-bisalobol                                                               2-12%
trans-alpha-bergamotol                                                        2-10%
epi-beta-santalol                                                                 0.5-3.5%
trans farnesol                                                                        2-15%
cis-beta-santalol                                                                   5-20%
cis-nuciferol, cis gamma-curcumen-12-ol                           2-15%
cis-lanceol                                                                            2-10%

Optical Rotation@ 20 C: -16 to +4
Relative Density@ 20 C: 0.945-0.980
Refractive Index @ 20 C: 1.500 to 1.517

Additional information

Weight .06 kg
Dimensions 2.5 × 2.5 × 7.0 cm

12ml, 25ml, 100ml, 1kg

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