Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
After a long process of stripping, chipping, filtering, and distilling Hawaiian Sandalwood heartwood, Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil is produced and used for its wide variety of uses and benefits. Its main chemical component, santalol, gives Hawaiian Sandalwood oil grounding and uplifting properties. This oil is commonly used for its aromatic benefits due its ability to enhance mood, lessen tension, and promote well-being. The scent of Hawaiian Sandalwood is rich, woody, and honey-like. With its pleasurable aroma and mood-benefiting qualities, Hawaiian Sandalwood makes a great oil for massages and aromatherapy. Hawaiian Sandalwood oil is also renowned for its skin benefits and is frequently used in skin care products. This oil promotes healthy-looking and smooth skin and reduces the appearance of skin imperfections.
To buy a pure bottle of Hawaiian Sandalwood, visit the Hawaiian Sandalwood oil product page.
When purchasing essential oils, it is important to note that the purity of an essential oil is the power behind an essential oil. Many essential oils that are available for purchase today contain filler substances or harmful contaminants, making the essential oils weak and less effective in fulfilling individual needs. But when an essential oil is pure, it is more effective and is able to provide healthful and stronger results. Purity is a key element of a quality essential oil.
In order to ensure quality and purity, doTERRA places each batch of essential oils through the CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ protocol. This protocol contains a series of strict tests that assess the quality and purity of the essential oils. If the oils are found pure, they are then sold to individuals and families around the world so that they can fully profit from the unique and natural benefits of pure essential oils.
The Chinese used the fragrant heartwood of Hawaiian Sandalwood for incense, medicinal purposes, carved objects, and architectural projects.1
The Hawaiian Sandalwood, Santalum paniculatum, can either be a shrub or a tree. In maturity, this plant can reach from 6 to 50 feet in height depending on the form it takes. In tree form, the canopy of the tree is 10 to over 30 feet wide. The diameter of the canopy is approximately half of the tree’s height. The leaves of the Hawaiian Sandalwood plant are green and glossy on their upper surface and are often pale and various colored on their lower surface. This plant also produces flowers that are a mix of green, brown, orange, or salmon colors. These flowers give off a sweet aroma. The heartwood of the Hawaiian Sandalwood can also be very fragrant. doTERRA Hawaiian Sandalwood is extracted from the wood of the plant.
Main Chemical Components: α-santalol, ß-santalol, lanceol
Hawaiian Sandalwood is rich with the chemical component santalol, which is part of the alcohols functional group and has a sesquiterpene backbone. It contains both α-santalol and ß-santalol. This ever-present chemical constituent contributes greatly to Hawaiian Sandalwood oil’s grounding effect on emotions. To learn more about santalol or other chemical constituents found in essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.
Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil is sourced in Hawaii. To obtain the oil from the actual wood, the outer layers of the wood must be stripped to get to the heartwood. The heartwood is then chipped into tiny pieces of wood and poured into a distiller that holds 700 pounds of sandalwood chips. The finely chopped sandalwood pieces then undergo a 36-hour steam distillation process. This process requires high pressure and high heat. In total, the fuel, energy, and time that go into making this valuable essential oil are extensive.
To learn more about the sourcing of Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil, watch the video below.
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Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
1. "Sandalwood Trade"