Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood

  • Distillation Method: Steam
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Plant Part: Heartwood
  • Latin Name: Santalum paniculatum
  • Cultivation: Certified Organic


About the Oil: This Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil is an almost magical Sandalwood with an exceptional level of alpha and beta santalols and the most divinely sweet, long–lasting aroma we’ve experienced.


Product Description

About The Plant

Santalum paniculatum is only found on the Big Island of Hawaii and is also called Mountain Sandalwood. S. paniculatum is a shrub or small tree 3 to 10 meters in height with greenish-blue leaves. Its flowers are sweet smelling and usually clustered at the ends of the branches, and the mature fruits are black to purple.
Sandalwood trees are root-parasites, which means that they derive additional nutrients from neighboring host plants by means of specialized roots called "haustoria".

In the early 19th century, Santalum paniculatum and three other endemic species of sandalwood were severely over-harvested for the commercial export of their fragrant heartwood. Due to the slow growth of these trees and continued human disturbance, this species is uncommon in the native forests of Hawaii.

About The Oil

Organic Sandalwood oil from Hawaii is called 'Royal Hawaiian' Sandalwood for its exquisite aroma. The essential oil is steam distilled from the heartwood of Sandalwood trees grown on a family-owned plantation. This rare and precious Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil is the most deeply-sweet of our Sandalwood varieties and perhaps the most feminine. It's character in this regard is truly unmatched.

NOTE: It is common to find oils distilled from the wood of Santalum lanceolatum and Eremophila mitchelli fraudulently sold in the marketplace as "Sandalwood" essential oil. However, neither the aromatic compounds nor the therapeutic attributes are similar enough to true Sandalwood to act as a substitute.

Of Interest

The long history of Sandalwood in the cultural and spiritual life of Asia is enormous. The wood has been: carved into furniture, temples, and religious icons; burned as incense in Buddhist and Hindu temples; and used in Tibetan and Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine(s), just to name a few of its many uses.

Long before its therapeutic qualities were known, Sandalwood Oil was used in yogic and other meditative practices to harness stillness of mind and unity of being.


Therapeutic Properties




protects mucous membranes
soothes irritation
softens skin
reduces moisture loss
reduces redness
diminishes swelling
neutralizes microbes
firms and contracts exposed tissue
tones and restores venous circulation
promotes the healing of tissues
helps heal burns and wounds
encourages cell regeneration
reduces scarring
minimizes stretch marks
neutralizes insects
Recommended for dry skin, oily skin, blemished skin, aging skin. Specifically good for psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, scalp irritations and after–sun care.


neutralizes microbes


aids in the expulsion of mucous
stimulates the bronchi
quells coughs
protects mucous membranes
soothes irritation
diminishes swelling


relaxes cramping


relaxes cramping
settles digestion
increases absorption in the intestines
promotes normal peristalsis
assists the body's natural eliminatory response
calms nausea
neutralizes microbes
promotes urination
helps maintain kidney action


increases veinous circulation


reduces swelling
helps move lymph fluid


firms and contracts exposed tissue
reduces moisture loss
tones and restores venous circulation
promotes the healing of tissues
protects mucous membranes
soothes irritation
neutralizes microbes
diminishes swelling


increases sexual desire
enhances sexual performance


calms the nervous system
lessens anxiety
reduces stress
mood elevating
promotes sleep


Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil is cooling and primarily indicated for conditions of a hot nature.


Long considered the oil of choice for meditation, Sandalwood is reputed to quiet mental chatter. Organic Sandalwood oil has a great effect on spiritual development related to the crown chakra, and it also links the base and crown chakras. Its aroma is relaxing, uplifting, soothing, and may improve mood.

Ananda Apothecary’s Sandalwood essential oil is high in sesquiterpenes, a class of compounds which have been studied in Europe for its effects of stimulating the pineal gland. The pineal gland is responsible for regulating sleep, so using organic Sandalwood oil may induce and improve sleep cycles as well as enhance dream activity and dream recall capacity. The pineal gland is also responsible for the limbic region (emotional center) of the brain. This makes Sandalwood great for helping to balance the emotions, specifically when emotional states are hot and agitated or when reacting to others with aggression or irritation. It also makes it a good oil for dealing with fear, stress, and a hectic daily tempo.

Its aphrodisiac effect may be due to its psychological effects (the lessening of the mental aspects of sexual dysfunction or anxiety about intimacy)




Direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, steam inhalation
Inhale to experience the psychological and subtle energy effects of Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil. Its anxiety–reducing effect also supports the immune system; immune cells have receptor sites for neuro–chemicals (which implies that a healthy nervous system–one free from stress–can lead to a healthy immune system).


massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, douche, ointment, skincare
Constituents alphasantalol and betasantalol have been shown to have a sedative effect. For more pronounced anxiety reducing and sleep enhancing effects simply place a drop on the wrists and massage until it is absorbed. The essential oil will naturally be absorbed into the bloodstream.

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil can be added as a moisturizing ingredient to dry or aging skin care formulas or simply diluted in a carrier oil such as avocado or rosehip (at 15% concentration). Alternatively, it can be added to oily and blemish control formulas or diluted in a carrier oil such as jojoba or hazelnut (at 15% concentration).

Australian sandalwood oil is found to be particularly effective as an aftersun care ingredient by helping to reduce UV-induced inflammation;


Aromatherapy Details

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil is extremely rich, woody, sweet, and full-bodied with long lasting tenacity–a truly fine Sandalwood oil.

Sandalwood is used extensively in perfumery as a base note and fixative. It makes a wonderful natural perfume as a single oil, blends well with almost every other oil, and acts to harmonize blends that need softening without overpowering them.



Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.