Pacific Island Sandalwood is the sweet, sensual solution to Sandalwood oil sustainability. Regenerative for dehydrated skin and depleted spirits, this creamy, woodsy essence is sustainably cultivated. Its languid and long-lasting aroma starts super soft and crescendos into the classic Sandalwood scent that has made this a revered perfume, benevolent body oil, satiating skin serum, and heavenly hair emollient since antiquity.
Botanical Name: Santalum austrocaledonicum
Botanical Family: Santalaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of plant distilled: Heartwood
Country of Origin: New Caledonia
Cultivation Method: Organic and sustainably cultivated
Composition: 100% Santalum austrocaledonicum
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: Iconic, creamy-sweet, balsamic-woody, and long-lasting.
Blends well with: Cedar, Grapefruit, Chamomile, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Rose, Jasmine, Tuberose, Pine, Patchouli, Spruce, Vanilla, Vetiver, Spikenard, Myrrh, and Plumeria.
Components: Alpha-santalol, sesquiterpenols (nearly 70%), aldehydes, and sesquiterpenes.
Uses: Perfume fixative. Quenches dry, dehydrated skin. A drop in each armpit for a dashing deodorant. Provides perfect moisture for acne-prone skin. Regenerates and decongests skin in need. Add to a bath or diffuser for a sensual, relaxing aroma. As a meditation oil, it loosens emotional knots and balances moods.
Pacific Island Sandalwood essential oil is crafted from sustainably and organically grown heartwood that is distilled in fair trade conditions on the Oceania island of New Caledonia. Sandalwood seedlings are nursery-grown and later planted in forests to mature for forty or fifty years before they are harvested. For every tree that is harvested, ten young trees are planted for forest regeneration to meet rising interest in Sandalwood oil.
This Vanuatu Sandalwood variety is a lovely alternate to the Santalum album variety, which currently needs environmental protections, as it shares strikingly similar botanical components, including high alpha-santalol, which gives the oil its sweet, woody aroma and skin softening and regenerating benefits. It suffuses with magnificent moisture and scientific studies reveal that monoterpenes in Sandalwood oil are beneficial for toning the skin and especially the stratum corneum, which explains why it has been a staple of skin and hair care since antiquity. It hastens skin restoration, fades melasma, and reduces the appearance of scars.
As with all Sandalwood oils, Pacific Island Sandalwood essential oil’s aroma gets better with age. It makes an elegant foundation for floral and spice perfumes. This amorous aromatic also contains a botanical pheromone similar to androsterone, the underarm pheromone secretion that acts as a sexual signal. This makes it a dashing deodorant that is super effective by simply applying a drop to charm each armpit.
This Sandalwood oil “is the closest to East Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) in terms of both composition and aroma.” ~Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety
“Woody, balsamic and sweet with just a hint of rosiness, sandalwood provides a smooth patina of ageless elegance to most fragrance blends… The fragrance thereby evokes a refined simplicity, a time-worn-sublimity.” ~Peter Holmes, Aromatica
“Sandalwood is one of the few true demulcents with restorative and mucostatic properties in the materia medica. It embodies the paradox of a cool, moist restorative… the oil’s high content in sesquiterpene alcohols is significant here.” ~Peter Holmes, Aromatica
Connecting our emotions with our senses, Sandalwood exerts a centering, stabilizing and harmonizing effect on one’s energy that is physical, palpable and sensuous.”
~Peter Holmes, Aromatica