Family: N.O. Santalaceae
Plant Portion: Wood
Extraction Method: Most common is steam distilled
Origin: Found in India and southeast Asia.
Description: The sandalwood tree is a small tree that
grows to 20 to 30 feet in height. Glaborous, leaves are opposite
one another without stipules. The flowers are plentiful. though
small. The fruit is concealed and about the shape and size of
a pea. The wood which is harvested is a hard wood with an aromatic
Color: The wood is a light yellow color.
Historical Uses: Has been commonly used as a treatment
for chronic bronchitis, gonorreah and gleet. Also used in the
treatment of chronic cystitis, in conjunction with benzoic and
boric acids. Has been extensively in the manufacture of perfumes.
Because the wood is a hard colorful material is is used making
History: Has come under a lot of scrutiny lately because
of the destruction of the native forests where the sandalwood
tree resides. These environments are under serious stress and
may not survive the ongoing human ensroachment. Many manufactures
are in the process of developing artificil sandalwood to remove
Mixes with: aloe,bergamot, chamomile,
citronella, clarysage, eucalyptus,geranium, jasmine, lavender,
mandarin, palmarosa, patchouli, thyme, rosemary, rosewood, vanilla,ylang