Santalum austro-caledonicum Vieill.
Kosher certified

Sandalwood Essential oil New Caledonia

Santalum austro-caledonicum Vieill.
Botanical family : Santalaceae
Method of culture : Wildcrafted controlled
Part harvested : Wood
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 1070895-66-7
INCI : Santalum austrocaledonicum wood oil


Woody

Woody
Sweet

In the middle of the plant

Sandalwood is a small tree with dark bark and light heartwood. The tree’s fragrant wood has been used since time immemorial in religious rituals. Buddhists view it as one of the three fundamental incense materials, along with cloves and agarwood. The species Santalum austrocaledonicum, not to be confused with Indian sandalwood Santalum album, grows in New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The essential oil distilled from the heartwood is sweet and woody, tinged with warm, milky notes.

The sandalwood tree is a hemi-parasite that draws the minerals and water it needs from a host plant. In the forest, it chooses “false guaiac” or Acacia spirobis as its host and, in nurseries, is cultivated with a small plant of the Alternanthera genus. The trees to be used for distillation are identified by hammering on the trunk and cutting is controlled by the country’s forest service. Logging quotas do not exceed the natural regeneration capacity of the raw material. Nurseries also provide new plants to be reintroduced into their natural habitat.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Colourless to pale yellow viscous liquid
Constituents Alpha and beta-santalols, sesquiterpenic alcohols


Advised uses : Perfumery, Cosmetic


Range

perfumery range