INDIAN SANDALWOOD DISTILLATES (SANTALUM ALBUM) - HERBAL DISTILLATES
BASE / GENERAL DATA
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Santalum Album or Indian Sandalwood is a small tropical tree, and is the most commonly known source of Sandalwood.
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.
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MEDICINE / HEALTH DATA
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Sandalwood Distillate has anti-inflammatory and calming properties for the skin and is known to help relieve itching, irritated skin.
It has been known to help with symptoms of sore throat and respiratory issues such as bronchitis.
BEAUTY / COSMETICS DATA
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Sandalwood Distiliates is a great choice for dry skin and hair.
It can help ease eczema and psoriasis, yet is mild enough for sensitive skin. As a facial mist it regulates oil production and improves the appearance of mature, stressed skin.
It can be used all over the body to fight bacteria and deodorize. It is a popular choice among men for its warm, woodsy, musky scent. Its aroma can subdue aggression, relieve anxiety and act as an aphrodisiac.
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