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Sandalwood Indian and Australian: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Sandalwood Indian and Australian: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Sandalwood Australian

  • Latin name: Santalum spicatum
  • Aroma Description: A soft, sweet woody scent

Therapeutic benefits

  • Helps reduce oily skin and skin blemishes.
  • Promotes calm and can ease agitated emotions.
  • Excellent for encouraging relaxation during meditation.
  • Can help reduce nervous tension.

Kidsafe?

Yes! This IS a KidSafe oil.

Dilution instructions:

Add 6 drops of Sandalwood to two teaspoons of carrier oil for a warm, soothing massage blend.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your favorite diffuser or personal inhaler to help create a soothing, calm atmosphere.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Cedarwood Virginian, Copaiba Balsam, Coriander Seed, Geranium Egyptian, Lemon, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose Absolute, and Vetiver.

Hustle & Bustle Bath Salts Recipe
Sandalwood Indian and Australian: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

What you’ll need: 

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What you’ll do: 

Measure out 1/2 cup of your Pink Himalayan Salt and place in a glass dish. In a separate dish, mix the master blend together. Add master blend to salt by using a pipette and making sure to mix constantly. Use 1/4 cup per bath.

Sandalwood Indian

  • Latin name: Santalum album
  • Aroma Description: A warm, woodsy, earthy aroma

Therapeutic benefits

  • Soothes a tender throat.
  • Helps create a peaceful atmosphere.
  • Excellent skin-clearing properties.

Kidsafe?

Yes! This IS a KidSafe oil.

Dilution instructions:

To soothe a tender throat, mix 1 drop Niaouli and 1 drop Indian Sandalwood with a half teaspoon of your favorite Plant Therapy carrier oil and massage on the front and back of the neck. For a relaxing bath that is comforting to the senses and nourishing to the skin, add 1 drop each of Jasmine Absolute, Indian Sandalwood, and Sweet Orange and mix with 1 tablespoon of body wash or bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Relax and enjoy!

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your favorite diffuser or personal inhaler to help create a soothing, calm atmosphere.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Cedarwood Atlas, Copaiba Balsam, Coriander Seed, Geranium Egyptian, Lemon, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose Absolute, and Vetiver. 

31 thoughts on “Sandalwood Indian and Australian: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

  1. Oh my…Sandalwood…they are both divine!
    Thanks for pointing out the different therapeutic purposes. Very timely for cold (coughs) season.

  2. So excited that Sandalwood is the spotlight oil this week! I may have to get a larger bottle of it. I love it it in pretty much anything. Also thinking about maybe adding sandalwood and cedarwood to melt & pour soap to give as gifts for the guys.

  3. I am so excited for this oil of the week! I have recently tried Sandalwood Indian and was a little worried that I was using it up to quickly. I plan to order Sandalwood Australian this week and take advantage of the deal. Thank you for the tip about sore throats. Definitely worth a try!

  4. I am addicted to Indian Sandalwood. It is heavenly. I wear it for perfume on days I need a pick me up. It works great for sore throats. I am looking forward to making up the bath salts recipe. It sounds like it will be a luxurious bath.

  5. Sandalwood is such a wonderful smell! Can you tell me if there is a huge difference in scent between Indian and Australian? I’ve only ever owned Australian and given the cost, I have been apprehensive to buy Indian without knowing how the two compare. Thank you!

    1. Yes! There is a huge difference in my opinion. Indian Sandalwood is an incredibly rich, beautiful, and layered scent. Well worth trying. I adore it on my diffuser bracelet!

  6. Love Indian Sandalwood! Just made a roller on with it and Spikenard. Hope to try your throat soothing recipe with Niaouli later!

  7. I’ve been telling myself for months now that I really want to get sandalwood because I’ve been in love with that fragrance since I was 13.

  8. I have used sandlewood with coconut and almond oil along with some other oils as a beard oil for my husband and he tried to use it but he said it dried his skin out and made it itch. Any suggestions. With my collection of oils topping 80 bottles he wants me to use what i have hear instead of buying the plant therapy beard oil.

  9. Thank you for the comparison between the 2 sandalwood oils. I have not yet tried Indian Sandalwood, but it sounds beautiful. Thinking I will need to get this oil!

  10. Love both types of Sandalwood. I am so glad you offer the Indian in the 2.5 ml bottle. Great way to try the oil at a lower cost. Now it is time for me to buy a larger bottle!

  11. I don’t know which one to try! I know I’m going to end up buying both but I can’t decide which one to get first. This blog just made me want them more lol

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