Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil


(45 customer reviews)

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 100% managed and sourced by indigenous Australians.

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 100% sourced from the indigenous people of the central desert regions of Western Australia, who care for their traditional country.

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 plantation in the Kimberley and 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 sandalwood 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

Additional Information

45 reviews for Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil

  1. Alan Braggs

    I thoroughly enjoyed the rich, earthy aroma. This is the best Sandalwood essential oil I have ever tried. I recommend this.

  2. Melanie Peek

    This is the best sandalwood essential oil I have experienced.

  3. Lydia – Ocean Grove

    I love your oils. The Sandalwood is just the best I’ve ever come across, such a quality and unusual dimension that I haven’t so far encountered.

  4. Dianne – Airlie Beach

    Australian Sandalwood has become a definite favourite, with its unique earthy tones. I have become a Sandalwood convert!

    • admin (store manager)

      Hi Dianne, thanks for the positive feedback, much appreciated, by the way, I really like our Sandalwood essential oil as well, a good calming oil for me, please enjoy!

  5. H.P SINGH

    Is this oil edible or not?

  6. Nina (verified owner)

    Excellent oil. Love the aroma of this oil. Will buy again.

  7. Trinity

    Absolutely gorgeous sandalwood. Such a beautiful and special oil.

  8. Karen

    I absolutely love Fragonia especially at night for its relaxing properties, it helps me sleep. I also find it invaluable combined with Australian Sandalwood for its anti inflammatory properties after exercising and generally whenever I have any aches & pains. Great for keeping your chest and nasal passages clear too.

  9. Karen

    I absolutely love Australian Sandalwood, its one of my most favourite oils especially for its relaxing properties and earthy woody aroma. It helps me sleep and I find it invaluable combined with Fragonia for its anti inflammatory properties. I also love how its rich fragrance evolves over time as it warms up on the skin, makes it a great natural perfume with the benefits of its healing properties.

  10. Gillian

    I bought this pricier oil as a gift to myself after long consideration, I was not disappointed. It’s the best Sandalwood I have experienced. Combined with Fragonia for calming properties, diffusing this is a joy. I also used a combination of the two in a rollerball to have with me at all times, its my go to perfume and grounding combination.

  11. Brett

    Greg’s Australian Sandalwood essential oil is absolutely fantastic. The aroma is mellow, smooth and herbaceous. I use it to diffuse in my bedroom at night with a few drops of lavender. Gorgeous!

  12. Mitchell Cross

    My absolute favourite oil, and Essentially Australia’s Australian Sandalwood is the best I’ve found. I’m obsessed with the smell, I use it on it’s own on my neck just as a perfume, in diffusers, and use the hydrosol on my clothes and bed linen. Incredibly soothing and relaxing, and makes my home feel warm and inviting. I often just smell it from the bottle because I love it so much, I’d eat it if I could!

  13. Sharon Costigan

    Have always loved Sandalwood, especially in combination with lavender and bergamot for a stress relieving diffusion blend. When I purchased your Australian Sandalwood it cemented its place as the only one I will use. As well as using it various diffusion blends (experimenting ?) I also use it in my personal face oil blend, a body oil blend for dry skin, and as I expand my practice will be in other treatment blends I create.

  14. Bronte Bates

    Talk about aromatherapy! THIS sandalwood is the most earthy, beautifully fragrant, impressionable scent; A great quality oil I very much valued, thank you Essentially Australia!!

  15. Jocelyn Bates

    I just love this stuff!!

  16. Alicia

    I love Australian Sandalwood for its earthy, woody aroma. It instantly calms me, and helps me to sleep more soundly.

  17. Karen Zimmermann

    I love using Sandalwood oil blended with Lemon Myrtle – an incredible combination and makes me instantly feel relaxed.

  18. Belinda – Engadine

    Wow this is a gorgeous Sandalwood. It’s sweetness yet calming feeling is brilliant. I do perfumery and have come across a few sandalwoods but this one is one of the best I have come across and from Australia. An extra bonus! This pure authentic non-adulterated Sandalwood profile is fresh and exquisite, it transports you back to where it’s from.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Belinda, we are very pleased you love the scent, thanks for a great review!, Greg

  19. Stefania Netcu

    The australian sandalwood is my absolute favourite perfume. I wear it either on its own or blended with a bit of jasmine. Exquisite!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Stefania, its nice to hear a good review, kind regards, Greg

  20. Alis Alexander

    I’ve been using essential oils since I was little and my Mum and Aunty always told me to make sure that I use 100% pure oils. I don’t take the chance on cheap ones anymore. All the oils I’ve purchased on this site are of the highest quality and this one is no different. Sandalwood has such a versatile fragrance, it reminds me of the bush just after it’s rained. Or deep down in the gully where it’s always cool, fresh and fragrant. This oil feels special to me and I’m grateful that I’m able to bring this scent into my home. Thank you!

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Alis, thanks for such a positive review, its really appreciated, Greg

  21. Marie-Claude Lord

    Sandalwood seems to act for me as a protective agent, enegetically , and against certain infections, but mainly Iam attracted to it divine scent and use it as a meditative fragrance.
    I adore it !

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      HI Marie-Claude, yes I love the scent and I feel it helps with my wellbeing, Simone.

  22. Gail Bishop

    Australian Sandalwood is very Calming and it makes me feel special when I wear it. I have used it during Meditation on my pulse points and 3rd eye area and have noted that other people seem calmer around me and say how lovely it smells.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Gail, yes I agree, it is great for calming and really good for meditation, happy it works for others also, best wishes, Greg.

  23. Emily Piggott

    This is seriously one of my all time favourite essential oils, the quality provided by this Essentially Australia is amazing. Just like essential oils should be. The smell alone will tell you it’s the real deal. It’s such a beautiful scent that I sometimes wear as perfume or diffuse to keep those pesky mozzies away. It’s a must have in my home.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Emily, thanks for such a lovely review, we are happy it works well for you, best wishes, Greg.

  24. Erica D

    Essentially Australia Sandalwood has notes and character not achieved by other brands. Always in my emergency kit, I simply love this product.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Erica, we really appreciate your positive comments, thank you, Greg

  25. Kate Brown

    This beautiful, earthy Sandalwood is such a joy! I instantly feel like im on a bushwalk. Makes a beautiful base with so many of my blends or I just love it on its own.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Kate, we really appreciate the feedback, much appreciated, Greg

  26. Sara Martin

    I use Sandalwood Oil if I have a sore throat. One drop on the skin of the throat will help to soothe it. Its amazing and as we all know it smells so beautiful. Such a good base oil for many blends, it rounds out the scent beautifully.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Hi Sara, thanks for the comment and tip much appreciated, kind regards, Greg

  27. Martina Lyons

    Beautiful oil. I like to blend it with bergamot.

  28. Sanita

    Australian Sandalwood Essential oil I got as a gift. Because it is so expensive oil, I use only for special occasions. I love using together with Fragonia or Vetiver Essential oil.

  29. Kate

    Best sandalwood oil I’ve used. Beautifully calming and grounding.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Kate

  30. Greg Trevena (store manager)

    Sandalwood is a wonderful product. The oil burning makes you feel calm and centered. The smell is gorgeous and would recommend it to anyone with a busy lifestyle.

    Gloria NSW

  31. Francesca Bunch (verified owner)

    Love the deep meditative scent of this oil.

  32. Fern (verified owner)

  33. Gloria (verified owner)

  34. Sandy (verified owner)

  35. Ann (verified owner)

    Wow! I haven’t bought pure Sandalwood, Santalum spicatum before and it was important to me to be sure I was buying a top quality oil! Pleasantly surprised with the subtleness, beautiful honey-sweet woody aroma.

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      A really nice, calming oil, I use it before sport contests.

  36. Danielle (verified owner)

    Fast service, excellent product and a better price than elsewhere.

  37. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Best sandalwood ever

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thank you!

  38. Rachel Carroll (verified owner)

  39. Aurelie Q. (verified owner)

    The smell is awesome, I just wish the company would have recommended a suitable carrier to purchase, as the smell is strong and it is hard to dose on the skin. Otherwise, 200% satisfied and great “problem” to have!

  40. P K. (verified owner)

  41. Ela Bayliss (verified owner)

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks Ela

  42. Inga M. (verified owner)

    So calm and stress relief oil

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Yes Inga, I use this oil before sport, its good for staying calm

  43. James Beattie (verified owner)

    My go to oil!

  44. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great product with a very strong fragrance. Thank you

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thank you Shadi, much appreciated

  45. ANNE (verified owner)

    subtle smell

    • Greg Trevena (store manager)

      Thanks for the 5 star rating of this oil Anne!

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