Sandalwood- AroMed's Santalum paniculatum is ethically wild-harvested in New Caledonia. The wood, minus the roots (which allow the tree to re-grow) is steam distilled. It is in the santalaceae plant family and is a base note with a soft, balsamic, woody aroma.


  • Sandalwood is a precious, deeply calming, relaxing and meditative oil.
  • A sedative for anxiety and emotional tension, it is useful for depression and insomnia.
  • Soothing to the respiratory system and very helpful for sore throats, dry cough and bronchitis.
  • Sandalwood is astringent, and traditionally used for urinary tract infections, like cystitis. 
  • Anti- inflammatory and balancing for skin and is great for dry skin, aging skin, eczema and psoriasis.
  • Helpful for diarrhea, nausea and morning sickness. 
  • Its diuretic qualities make it useful for addressing varicose veins and lymphatic stasis and swollen lymph nodes.
  • Makes a elegant, sensuous and centering natural perfume. Great in baths, massage oils, salves and mixed in organic unscented creams for everyday use.

Emotional Support - sandalwood can encourage warmth, sensitivity, serenity, harmony, peace, wisdom, insightfulness and unity.

Blends well with- bergamot, black pepper, roman chamomile, clary sage, clove, fennel, geranium, grapefruit,  frankincense, ho wood, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrrh, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang

Notes of interest- Sustainability is a primary consideration when it comes to choosing a sandalwood to offer at AroMed. We have chosen a Hawaiian grower/distiller that plants twenty new trees to replace each single tree that is carefully selected for harvest.

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, lotions, steam inhalation

Safety data- Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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