Thursday, January 28, 2010

South African Sandalwood Essential Oil On Sale

Hi Blogger Pals!

Happy Thursday from and! We are letting all our essential oil lovers that we now have in stock South African Sandalwood PURE UNDILUTED Essential Oil!

We love this oil and are sure you will too! We offer this in 1 ounce and 1/2 ounce bottles. Botanical Name: Osyris lanceolata
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Tanzania

African Sandalwood is tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms. The species is found mainly in East Africa and it is a semi-parasitic plant. African Sandalwood is said to have a high concentration of santalols (approx 32% max) and santalyl acetate content (approx 35%).
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow clear liquid.
Common Uses: The therapeutic properties of Sandalwood African Essential Oil are as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, sedative and tonic. 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, it 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. Sandalwood Oil is also widely used in the perfumery industry and in soap making.

Consistency: Thin
Note: Base
Strength of Aroma: Medium

Blends well with: Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver and Rose.
Aromatic Scent: Sandalwood African Essential 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.
History: The documented use of Sandalwood goes back 4000 years to India, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Many temples and structures were built from Sandalwood and the Egyptians used it in embalming.

Cautions: Sandalwood African Essential Oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing oil.