The sandalwood is a parasitic tree. The wood is used for religious ceremonies in India and Sri Lanka and the oil production is heavily regulated when not completely banned. Other varieties are available from origins such as Indonesia, Australia and South African but the oil profiles are all quite different in each region.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Year round
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors sweet, spicy, herbal, woody, terpene, balsamic, cashew
Common Applications almond, honeysuckle, chanel #5, civet, chevrefeuille, joop, sambuca
Appearance Pale yellow to yellow
Optical Rotation n/a
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.5040 - 1.5110
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.960 - 0.977
Flash Point ℃ 99°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.