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Sandalwood Essential Oil

Santalum album | Essential Oil
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Native to India, Sandalwood has been highly valued since ancient times— and rightly so. Used to purify spaces in religious ceremonies and enhance meditation, Sandalwood is highly beneficial in many spiritual, emotional, and physical applications, making it an incredibly popular addition to any essential oil lover’s collection.

Sandalwood’s aromatherapeutic applications are vast, and can be used in your home or office to help balance emotions, ground the mind, and lessen mental tensions with its superior calming effects. Sandalwood is a great tool for meditation, and can be used to help lift the mood, dispel inferior thoughts, and reduce irritability for a more focused and effective meditative session. Sandalwood is also a great sleep companion, and can be diffused 30 minutes before bedtime to quiet the mind and promote a deeper, more peaceful sleep.

Sandalwood is incredibly beneficial in skin care, as it helps to regulate the production of sebum, an oily/waxy substance produced in the pores to hydrate the skin and hair. Give your skin the boost it deserves by adding Sandalwood to your skin care routine for a brighter, healthier, and more even complexion. Use topically with a moisturizer or dilute with a carrier oil to use as an aftershave to help nourish and calm the skin. 

As a base fragrance note, Sandalwood’s medium-strength aroma offers an enticing woody, earthy, and slightly balsamic scent that is highly complementary to other oil blends. 

Sandalwood Essential Oil is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils® Relief, Mood, Skin Care, and Sleep collections.

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither Rocky Mountain Oils® nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Botanical Name: Santalum album
Country of Origin: India/Australia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Wood
Aroma: Woody
Consistency: Thick
Blends Well With: Red Mandarin, Rose, Black Pepper, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Juniper Berry, Pine, and Ylang Ylang.


  • Diffuse while meditating to help you move into a deeper, meditative state faster.
  • Use in an aftershave or add to a moisturizer and apply topically to help nourish and calm the skin.

Ease Tension

Add the essential oil to the glass vial. Insert the cotton wick (keep ¼ of the wick out of the vial) and screw on the cap. Take three deep breaths as needed to help calm the nerves, ease irritations, and promote positive thoughts. 

Mr. Sandman Diffuser Blend

Diffuse 30 minutes before bedtime for help in relaxing the mind and promoting a good night’s rest.

Lumberjack Beard Oil

Combine all ingredients into the dropper bottle and shake to mix. After washing your face, add 3-5 drops of the Lumberjack Beard Oil into your hands and massage into the face and beard.

Enjoy the Moment Massage

Blend together and massage into skin. Focus on the neck and shoulders to help relax tense and tired muscles at the end of a long day.


Very rare but possible skin irritant. Apply with a carrier oil for topical application.

Click here for dilution rates.

Kids Safety: Safe to use topically with children 7 months of age and older. Dilute to a .5-1% dilution rate for topical application.

Practice safe diffusing:

- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.

- Keep children out of the direct line of mist.

- Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals with ample break periods for safe and effective use.


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Customer Reviews

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The Customer Reviews are provided for the benefit and information of RMO’s customers. RMO prohibits any customer reviews that contain vulgar, explicit, or inappropriate language or content. Among other things, inappropriate content includes, but is not limited to, customer reviews that make claims violative of FDA regulations or laws, such as claims that the product is used for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease.

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Rated 5 out of 5
This is the best Sandalwood I have ever used! I highly recommend it!
July 20, 2021
3 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Dropper top not working
I’m sure it’s amazing as all the other oils are. I just can’t get the dropper to work,…
May 28, 2021
2 months ago
Response from Rocky Mountain Oils
Hey Natalie!!

Thank you for your review! Sandalwood does have a thick consistency. If you’re ever having problems with your oils dropping from the bottle, here are some quick tips:
1. These droppers also work best when held horizontally (to the side) instead of vertically (upside down).
2. Warm the bottle by holding in hands, placing in a bowl of warm water (to prevent damaging the label put the bottle in a ziplock bag before placing in water)
3. Widen the holes on the orifice reducer with a sterile pin
4. Take the orifice reducer off of the bottle and use a pipette.

-RMO Team
May 28, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Sandlewood oil
I love the sandalwood oil. Unfortunately, though, I couldn’t get the stopper at the top opening to let through any oil! I stuck a pin through it but for some weird reason it wasn’t letting it through. So I took the nozzle out. Big mistake! I forgot the next time I used it and therefore wasted a lot! So that’s not perfect. But the oil is wonderful and I don’t know why the plastic nozzle didn’t function, it must have been a glitch.
May 10, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love it. I use it everyday and this is the second bottle I buy from RMO. It’s expensive but it’s definitely worth it.
April 16, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent quality. Rich and warm scent. Very calming and lovely
December 12, 2020
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome oils
Being new to essential oils I do alot of research. I found alot of positive feedback about RMO which has great customer service and their oils are top noch. Totally happy with my purchase of Sandalwood essential oil. It is a really thick oil so it takes some time to come out of the bottle.
July 15, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Glad I purchased on sale!
Wonderful and great quality!
June 19, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Have been diffusing in our boys' rooms and they are sleeping better!
March 11, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
There was a problem with my order and RMO fixed it immediately, no questions asked. 5 stars for excellent customer service!
December 21, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Subtle and I love the scent
December 21, 2019
1 year ago
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Can I add a few drops of the RMO Sandalwood oil to this Sandalwood Blend for a stronger scent? According to the reviews, the blend needs a higher ratio of pure sandalwood to be able to detect the scent.
Jacqueline K on Feb 9, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: Yes, you are more than welcome to add more drops of Sandalwood to the Blend of Sandalwood for a stronger aroma.

RMO Team
Is this the sandalwood that is used for skin issues by many?
Mary Truka on Nov 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sandalwood can be used for skin care! Helps nourish skin, making it a great addition to aftershave or moisturizer.

Please check out the "description" area on the product page for further information.

RMO Team
Are these Oil's SAFE to Use in a Electric Vap/Steamer for whole Room Aroma?
Tonya V on Oct 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Essential oils work great in Aromatherapy diffusers such as Ultrasonic and Nebulizer diffusers. Thanks! -RMO Team
Is this 100% pure sandalwood essential oil? I received mine today and it seems it has a bit of a medicine smell in it. I hope it is not a blended oil.
A shopper on Sep 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Great question! All of our single oils, including Sandalwood, are 100% pure with no fillers, additives, or fragrance enhancers. It will remain true to its natural aroma.

Thanks! -RMO Team
Are you still selling the Sandalwood 15mL bottle as the pictures seem to alternate between the 5mL and the 15mL bottles? When I pressed the 15mL "purple switch" it did not move off the 5mL to 15mL so I can only assume that the 15mL is not available despite the pictures. Please would you clarify this for me. Thank you. :)
Tania F on Jul 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Good question! Yes, we still carry Sandalwood in both a 5mL and a 15mL. We have updated the photo on our website.

-RMO Team
Is this steam distilled? - or expressed via CO2
A shopper on Mar 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Great question! Our Sandalwood Essential Oil is steam distilled.

-RMO Team
i thought harvesting sandalwood in India was prohibted by law due to the devastation of the sandalwood forests there, How do you get it?
A shopper on Dec 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Great question! We work closely with our farmers to ensure that they are sourcing the Sandalwood with the proper documentation and legal practices.

-RMO Team
Is it edible?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2018

Rocky Mountain Oils feels that essential oils are very potent and can be dangerous if not used correctly. All of our oils are 100% pure, natural, and authentic. They are of the quality to ingest. However, we cannot provide dosing suggestions or directions on how to ingest if you choose to do so. If you do choose to ingest the oils, we suggest consulting an Aromatherapist or trusted health professional for guidance.

- RMO Team
Another company harvests Indian Sandalwood from a plantation in Australia. Does RMO harvest Indian Sandalwood from trees in India?
Cynthia H on Apr 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The country or origin for our Sandalwood is India. It is grown and harvested there.

Thanks! -RMO Team