This new CO2 extraction is from a harvest of cultivated trees in West Australia. We find it aromatically far superior to the distilled WA Sandalwood we have offered, and have been taught that it offers all the therapeutic benefits.
My Australian colleagues stress anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of Santalum spicatum, effective against a broad range of gram positive and negative bacteria, including both streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus, as well as being effective against candida. In fact, according to Mark Webb, Australian Sandalwood has proven more effective than Tea Tree against staph, and at least as effective as Tea Tree in battling candida. The oil’s high farnesol content has shown it to be useful against acne, as well as the fungi causing ringworm and athlete’s foot.
In discussing this CO2 Select extraction, Mark said, “The select Co2 also pulls out a the sandalac resinoids from the wood, hence the colour. Has improved uses in wound care a bit like myrrh, but with stronger anti-inflammatory properties.”
I would use this delightful extract as a skin care oil for the men in your life; and am thinking how useful it would be added to our Organic Liquid Castile. Aromatically superb and a power germkiller…that’s a hard combination to beat.
In another venue Mark commented, “WA Sandalwood CO2 is a complex, deeply spiritual, pscyhologically and physically therapeutic aromatic whose constituent chemistry is far more complex than its northern relatives. A fitting example of what the Great Southern Land produces.”
Sandalwood has been considered a “sacred oil” for millennia and is believed to be a wonderful ingredient in any meditative blend, helping to calm the mind and prepare you to enter a meditative state.
Available pure and undiluted here, and in a 10% Dilution in Fractionated Coconut Oil.
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 5 to 8 years after you open the bottle. Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.
Certificate of Analysis:
Batch No: AU-58541