Sandalwood (East Indian)


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East Indian Sandalwood

Botanical Name: Santalum album
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Extracted From: Heartwood
Farming Method: Organic
Nation of Harvest: India
Size: 5ml (1/6 oz)

Also known as: Indian Sandalwood, Mysore Sandalwood, Aloe (ancient references), Sacred Sandalwood (several Pagan religions).

Historical Uses:

Sandalwood’s powerful medicinal properties have been known for over 5000 years. It is possibly the most versatile essential oil, historically used to treat hundreds of ailments ranging from heart health to healing scars. However, it is best known for its powerful ability to calm and relax the mind and body. This is likely why it became such an important element in many religious practices and ceremonies.

Sandalwood in the Bible:

In the Bible, Sandalwood is often referred to as "aloes" and is mentioned for its fragrance and use in holy anointing oils. One significant mention is in the Gospel of John, where Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes (sandalwood) to anoint Jesus' body after His crucifixion (John 19:39-40).

Superior Quality of East Indian Sandalwood:

East Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album) is considered the finest and most therapeutic variety of sandalwood essential oil. The heartwood of Santalum album trees in India produces an oil that is highly prized for its rich, sweet, woody aroma and its superior therapeutic properties. The quality and concentration of santanols, the active constituents, are significantly higher in East Indian Sandalwood compared to other varieties.

In contrast, Sandalwood oils from Australia (Santalum spicatum), Hawaii (Santalum paniculatum), and other sources tend to have a different chemical composition and aroma profile, often being less potent and less effective for therapeutic use. These other varieties, while still beneficial, do not match the depth of fragrance or the range of therapeutic benefits offered by true East Indian Sandalwood.

Oil Safety Information:

This oil holds GRAS status (Generally Recognized As Safe) with the exception of the information listed below: We do not recommend internal use or undiluted skin application of any essential oils unless under the direction and care of a qualified medical professional. See our FAQ for more information. Products and information from Amish Heart have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.

GC/MS Results:

We are currently awaiting full results from our 3rd party lab. Full PDF scans will be posted when we receive them. Santanol level results are from the distiller's lab:

  • Z-a-Santanol: 46.7%
  • Z-b-Santanol: 19.7%


No adulterant, contaminant or dilutant was detected.

Please note that our GC/MS results may change somewhat frequently. The results above are for the most recently tested distillation and will vary slightly on current or future distillations.


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Sandalwood Essential Oil (East Indian)