Botanical Family: Santalaceae (sandalwood)
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from heartwood
Common Primary Uses: Alzheimer’s Disease, Aphrodisiac, Back Pain, Cancer, Cartilage Repair, Confusion, Exhaustion, Fear, Hair (Dry), Hiccups, Laryngitis, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Meditation, Moles, Multiple Sclerosis, Rashes, Skin (Dry), Ultraviolet Radiation, Vitiligo, Yoga
Common Application Methods: Hawaiian sandalwood can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Apply directly on the area of concern or to reflex points.
Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.
Take in capsules.
Properties: Antidepressant, antiseptic, antitumor, aphrodisiac, astringent, calming, sedative, and tonic.
Historical Uses: Hawaiian sandalwood was traditionally used to help clear dandruff, repel insects, and to help heal diseases of the reproductive organs.
Other Possible Uses: Sandalwood may support the cardiovascular system and relieve symptoms associated with lumbago and the sciatic nerves. It may also be beneficial for acne, regenerating bone cartilage, catarrh, circulation (similar in action to frankincense), coughs, cystitis, depression, hiccups, lymphatic system, menstrual problems, nerves (similar in action to frankincense), nervous tension, increasing oxygen around the pineal and pituitary glands, skin infection and regeneration, and tuberculosis.
Body System(s) Affected: Emotional Balance, Muscles and Bones, Nervous System, Skin.
Aromatic Influence: Calms, harmonizes, and balances the emotions. It may help enhance meditation.
Oral Use As Dietary Supplement: While this specific species of sandalwood has not yet been approved for oral use by the FDA, regular Santalum album oil is approved by the FDA (21CFR172.510) for use as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL) and possesses a similar chemical profile. Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.
Blend Classification: Modifier and Equalizer.
Blends With: Cypress, frankincense, lemon, myrrh, and ylang ylang.