Monday, July 21, 2008
Indian Sandalwood oil
Sandalwood (Santalum album) has been part of Indian culture and
heritage for thousands of years, and was one of the first items traded with other
countries. The heartwood yields fragrant oil, which is used mainly in the
perfume industry but also has medicinal properties. The wood is used for carving
and manufacturing incense. Generally S. album is found in the dry deciduous
forests of Deccan Plateau, mostly in the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Sandalwood oil is mainly used in the perfume industry. The oil
is an excellent base and fixative for other high grade per-
fumes. Most top grade perfumes have sandalwood oil as their
base. In itself it is an excellent, mild, long-lasting, and sweet
perfume, yet the industry finds that it can blend very well with
other perfumes and does not impart its fragrance when used as
a base. It can also fix the better perfumes, which are volatile, for
longer hours. Several chemicals have been tried in this role, yet
sandalwood oil has retained its place of pride. From perfumery
to joss sticks, there are several hundred products that use
sandalwood oil. It is also used in the soap industry.
Please click here for typical GLC report of Sandalwood oil.
Please visit www.essentialoilscompany.com for all about sandalwood oil.