Koru Essential Oils Wild Sandalwood
Notes From The Koru Oils Lab™ -
Hands down, without a doubt, final answer...this is one of my absolute favorite essential oils to work with. Sandalwood is often used in incense formulations, candle making, lotions, healing salves, high end colognes, and bath products. Sandalwood essential oil is extracted from the heartwood of the Santalum spicatum tree. A tree is anywhere from 60 to 80 years at time of harvest. The aroma reminds me of venturing into some sort of sacred temple, taking a deep breath, and knowing that I'm right where I need to be. Grounding, right?
Sandalwood is a very special and spiritual oil and I'm not alone in feeling this way. Due to the high demand for sandalwood essential oil, cost of production, and the threatened population of the Sandalwood tree, Sandalwood oil has become one of the most adulterated essential oils on the market. Koru's Sandalwood essential does not contain any additives, extenders, or fillers. This is an authentic Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) essential oil and our distiller in Australia uses responsible harvesting practices to obtain this oil. Sandalwood trees are replanned at a greater rate than they are harvested, the parts of the tree not used in the distillation process for oils are made into furniture, and even byproducts of distillation such as the powder and hydrosol are repurposed.
Greed and over harvesting has made Sandalwood a somewhat controversial essential oil. We hope that you find peace in knowing that not only are you receiving an authentic essential oil with every bottle of Koru Oils, but that you can also trust in the knowing that you are receiving a sustainably harvested product as well.
Name : Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum)
Origin : Australia
Cultivation : Wild
Extraction Method : Steam Distilled
Plant Part : Heartwood
Aroma : Rich, warming, wood, sweet, earthy
Appearance: Viscous, pale yellow to bright golden
Precautionary Advice : Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition consult your doctor. External use only. Always dilute.