Santalum Album or Indian Sandalwood is a small tropical tree, and is the most commonly known source of Sandalwood.
is an evergreen, parasitic tree that burrows its roots into other trees
and it can grow up to 9 meters high and has a brown-gray trunk, many
smooth slender branches, leathery leaves and small pink-purple flowers.
It can take thirty to sixty years for a tree to reach full maturity.
That is when it can be harvested and distilled.
A Hydrosol (Floral Water) is the by-product of the essential oils distillation process. Once thought of as waste, Hydrosols contain all the therapeutic properties of essential oils, just at a lower concentration.
Sandalwood Distillate is extracted from East Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album) by the method of hydro distillation.
Indian Sandalwood Distillate has a rich, sweet and creamy buttery wood aroma that is emotionally calming and soothing.
The shelf life of hydrosols is generally up to 2 years or longer when properly stored in the refrigerator.
Suzanne Catty recommends blending with Lemon Verbena Distillate for a cooling after shave facial toner for men.
Submitted by OperaDreamhouse (May 14, 2014)