Typically known as East Indian Sandalwood, Santalum album is the most revered and prized species of Sandalwood due to the beautifully exquisite aroma of its heartwood and its historical significance in perfumery. It belongs to the Santalaceau plant family. The heartwood is thought to be one of the first aromatics used by mankind. Known for its deep, sultry aroma, the heartwood and its essential oil have been used throughout history for its spiritual, emotional, therapeutic and fragrancing applications.
Our premium quality Indian Sandalwood CO2 Select Extract is obtained by pressurized supercritical fluid extraction using carbon dioxide as the solvent. This method effectively extracts the beneficial lipophilic constituents present in the aromatic heartwood. The CO2 supercritical extraction process is superior to steam distillation because it exposes the extract to far less heat during production than hydro or steam distillation, leading to a reduced risk of oxidation and a much more prolonged and stable shelf life. Once the extraction process is complete, the CO2 dissipates back into a gaseous state. Unlike hexane and other solvent extraction processes, no trace of solvent remains in extracts produced by CO2 supercritical extraction methods.
Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing:
Due to its immense desirability, Indian Sandalwood had been excessively harvested to the point that it was at critical risk of endangerment. To combat the significant threat to these magnificent trees, the Indian government oversees the sale of all sandalwood. The heartwood used in the production of our Sandalwood CO2 Select Extract are all from Santalum album trees that are 60-100 years old and that have fallen naturally. Our manufacturing partner sources sandalwood heartwood that has been sustainably cultivated and legally purchased.
- Deep, Woody Sandalwood Aroma
- Fluid Consistency at Room Temperature
- Can Be Used Similarly to Sandalwood Essential Oil
- Opaque, Golden-Yellow Hue
- Free of Alcohol and Solvents
- Stable Shelf Life
- Contains Over 78% Sesquiterpenols Including 40% alpha-Santalol and 20% beta-Santalol
- See the GC/MS Analysis for Composition Data
Although slightly thicker in viscosity than its essential oil counterpart, our Indian Sandalwood CO2 Select Extract can be used similarly to the essential oil. The aroma is richly fragrant and captures the full, deep, sweet, woody aroma of the precious heartwood. Indian Sandalwood CO2 Select Extract is abundant in Santalols (sesquiterpenols) that are highly beneficial in skin care and wellness applications. Indian Sandalwood CO2 Select Extract also makes a beautiful perfumery fixative and addition to your finest fragrancing formulations.
Indian Sandalwood CO2 Select Extract is Well Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
- Skin Care
- Hair Care
- Emotional and Physical Wellness
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.