Sandalwood Essential Oil (organic)
The essential oil comes from the heartwood of the tree. The Australian Sandalwood Tree must be more than 20 years old to develop the heartwood necessary for good quality oil.
Sandalwood has anti-inflammatory properties in-line with the traditionally used East Indian Sandalwood. Anti-inflammatory properties have been attributed to alpha-bisabolol and the WA Sandalwood contains higher amounts of alpha-bisabolol (5- 10%) than East Indian Sandalwood Oil. Santalum spicatum also contains betasantalene (generally less than 1%), another component that has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties. It is especially suited to the treatment of hot, red skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rash or other inflammation. It has a long historic association with the treatment of urinary tract infections. It is astringent and helps resolve respiratory congestion, and is especially useful when soothing, demulcent effects are required, such as in chronic bronchitis involving dry cough. It is also a lymphatic decongestant, specific for stasis such as varicose veins and swollen.